Youth Matters
Social innovators' stories
Learning through Play!
Master Archer
"Everybody likes to play games, especially young people," says Jason Cheung, co-founder of Master Archer. "Our tailor made games go further than that. They are suitable for everyone, from young people to the elderly. You can play them indoors or outdoors and you never grow out of them."

"Think of each game as a question," Jason continues. "The answer is the plan you make for your game and by implementing the plan you test your solution."

Bows and foam-tipped arrows are used and the focus is on strategy, tactics, teamwork, concentration, resilience. Designed by specialist sports coaches, counsellors, social workers and physiotherapists, the games suit people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and Master Archer's clients include both companies and schools. "The games are socially inclusive and players learn through self-observation but they also learn how to observe others. It is a truly active group learning process."

Master Archer was founded by two young entrepreneurs based at the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre. The founders met like-minded people, shared resources and received support at the Centre. They are also part of the Federation's Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) entrepreneurship programme.
YBI Mentor of the Year: David Chan from YBHK
Mr David Chan Tai-wei, engineer, analyst, private hedge fund and business consultant, is a volunteer business mentor of 10 years' standing with Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK), the Federation's youth entrepreneurship scheme. His dedication is being rewarded by Youth Business International (YBI) at the YBI Young Entrepreneur Awards ceremony in Uganda this month where he will be named Mentor of the Year. His extensive knowledge of pitching, angel investors, marketing, strategic planning and sales have supported many entrepreneurs over the years.
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Enquiries Polly Leung 3595 0945

HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre and YBHK startups
win HKICT Awards 2016

Twitchy Finger Ltd
Hong Kong ICT Awards recognize achievements of information & communications technology professionals and our congratulations go to two Federation-supported startups who have won awards this month. They are Pokeguide, founded by Brian Hui and André Hui who created an app for MTR users, and Twitchy Finger Ltd who create game apps. Pokeguide, a tenant at the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre, is also a J.P. Morgan STartup Empowerment Programme (STEP) awardee through its association with the Federation. It won the Best Smart Hong Kong (Public Sector Information Application) Gold Award. Twitchy Finger won the Best Digital Entertainment (Entertainment Software) Special Mention Award (Mobile Game).
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Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8001 or Polly Leung 3595 0945
What's NEW
Reduce waste now: leading the way with the Environment and Conservation Fund
HKFYG's Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp has funding from the Environment and Conservation Fund to organize a 1-year educational project to reduce municipal solid waste (MSW). It includes a "Green Angel" plan which encourages campers to recycle, an award scheme and a real-time recycling scenario using garbage bags designated for paid MSW management. Recommendations for MSW implementation in Hong Kong will also be made.
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Enquiries Vinci Chu 2792 2727

Crime prevention award scheme at HKFYG supported by Lions Club
The Federation's Youth Crime Prevention Centre has received funding from the Lions Club of Tsuen Wan to organize the 2017 Turning Point Youth Improvement Award. Its aims are to reward young delinquents and vulnerable youth who have transformed their lives through rehabilitation. 50 nominees will be interviewed and 8 awardees will be selected.
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Enquiries Pang Tsz-ching 2396 4145
Coming Soon
Calling for hotline volunteers during peak exam time
The Media Counselling Centre at HKFYG is recruiting voluntary counsellors for its hotline service over the coming exam period. There will be training for them on 22, 28 and 29 May. All offers of help are welcome. A roster will be arranged for volunteers for periods of six months once a week from June-December 2016.
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Enquiries Kate Chiu 2788 3433

2016 HSBC financial dialogues with 200+ youth leaders
A strong interest in finance or business careers, outstanding academic and extra-curricular performance, plus commitment to the community are criteria for participation in this series organized by HKFYG and HSBC.
14 April speakers Innovation and Technology - Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Business
Mr Nicholas W Yang Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government
Mr KK Wong Co-founder and Vice President, Xiaomi Technology
Ms Diana Cesar Chief Executive, HSBC, Hong Kong
Moderator: Mr Adam Harper, Head of Communications, Hong Kong, and Regional Head of Communications Global Banking and Markets, HSBC, Asia Pacific
28 April speakers Asia - The New Economic Order
Dr Victor K Fung Group Chairman, Fung Group
Mr Peter Wong Tung-shun Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, HSBC, Asia Pacific
Moderator: Mr George Siu-kay Leung, Advisor, Strategy and Economics, HSBC Asia Pacific
Venue HSBC Headquarters Building, Central, Hong Kong
Enquiries Johnson Cheung 2169 0255
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Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Dragon Foundation Golf Tournament at Mission Hills Golf Club 5 April 2016
The 8th Dragon Foundation Golf Tournament is on 15 April 2016 at the Leadbetter Course, Mission Hills Golf Club Dongguan Clubhouse. Funds raised will be used for Dragon Foundation leadership training programmes and establishing a network for young Chinese people around the world. The Hon Jeffrey Lam, Mr Peter Wong Tung-shun and Mr Robert Chan will be officiating guests. Many thanks to them and all sponsors for their support.
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Enquiries Kit Hau 2811 2779

Farm Road Youth SPOT: 「We」Care‧讓愛‧喜‧動全城 sponsored by The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries
The aim of this project is to learn about organizing and taking part in community service events, free of charge. Anyone aged 14-25 is welcome. Activities include being a volunteer, making home visits, tutoring and getting involved in fun activities like preparations for carnivals.
Venues HKFYG Jockey Club Farm Road Youth SPOT and To Kwa Wan district
Date till August 2016
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Enquiries Sally Lo 2715 0424

K&K Charity Thai Boxing Training Program
The Federation's Youth Crime Prevention Centre has funding from K&K Charity Ltd for a 6-month Thai Boxing Training Programme. Working with HKFYG social workers, Executive Director of K&K Property, Mr Kino Law and his colleagues will act as mentors for 30 youth who have committed minor offences, helping them build support networks and enhance positive identity, self-efficacy and emotional management. The opening ceremony was at the HKFYG Jockey Club Sai Kung Outdoor Training Camp last month.
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Enquiries Lee Lok-man 2396 4145
ust published
Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank report no. 9 from HKFYG's Youth Research Centre
Challenges and Opportunities: Hong Kong's Role as a Super-connector
Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank report no. 9
Hong Kong has the competency to become a super-connector for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) according to this study from HKFYG's Youth Research Centre. It found that the biggest challenge among HK people is lack of familiarity with most BRI countries. Data gathered from its 543 young respondents also revealed that 51.2% worried about a potential deterioration of the city's international status of Hong Kong yet nearly 48% thought that the BRI could benefit its economy. Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank members recommended the setting up of a "Multicultural Exchange Fund" in order to strengthen young people's international perspective.
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Enquiries Amy Yuen 3755 7037