Youth Matters
Social innovators' stories
Winner of the Bronze HKICT Best Startup Award
Extending a practical helping hand
One of today's real worries is ensuring that the elderly have safe, reliable and qualified home help. Easycare has the solution! As co-founder, Ava Lui, says, "Our job is to provide affordable, easily accessible, trained caregivers for people who need a hand."

Betty is a typical customer. A grandma of 88, she lives alone. Her working children in their 60s can only visit at weekends but an Easycare worker comes three times a week to help with showering, shopping, walks, and even routine hospital visits.

For a standard rate of HK$120 per hour and Easycare's inbuilt flexibility, bookings can be made and changed by phone. "We're not a conventional agency. Our app's algorithms make matches between booking requests and available personnel. Location, type of service and schedule are all correlated so that convenience for families is maximized and the work of caregivers is streamlined," says Ava.

Easycare is growing too. "Singapore is our next target and we don't expect to stop there," says Ava. "As the population of many countries ages, so the demand for home-based care is growing. But we don't forget the young. Post-natal and babysitting services are all part of our forward business plan."

Ava Lui ascribes her startup's swift progress to the solid support, mentorship and networking provided by the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre.
What's NEW
Summer youth leadership training project: One Belt One Road One Friendship in Myanmar with World Green Organisation and Sir Robert Black Trust Fund
Summer youth leadership training project
HKFYG's Youth Exchange unit is running an 11-day programme to Myanmar for 16-30 year-olds, highlighting the local lifestyle and culture and including visits to universities, chambers of commerce, youth organizations and factories.
Dates 12-22 August 2016
Deadline for enrolment 24 June
More details
Enquiries Joanne Lam 3586 8448
Coming Soon
SIConnect Breakfast Meeting on Friday this week
SIConnect Breakfast Meeting 29 April
At SIConnect the HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre offers forums where young entrepreneurs meet, network and learn. The topic of this week's meeting is the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and the startup investment landscape in Hong Kong.
Speaker Mr Teddy Lui, Operations Director, Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund
Venue Van Gogh Kitchen, 2B, Shing Wah Mansion, 451-457 Hennessy Road,
Causeway Bay
Date 29 April 2016
Time 8.30-10.30am
Entry HK$100; $80 for SIConnect members
Language Cantonese
Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8002
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Youth Employment Network career expo coming up at Discovery Park
Full-time, part-time and summer job vacancies will all be on offer at the Federation's expo in Tsuen Wan. Employers taking part can be found here.
Date Thursday 5 May 2016
Time 10am-6pm
Venue L1, Sky Dome Atrium, D‧PARK, (Tsuen Wan MTR station Exit A)
More details and enrollment
Enquiries Jasmine Siu 3113 7999

Enrolling Hong Kong Young Ambassadors for 2016/17
HKFYG's Youth Exchange Unit and the Tourism Commission organize this programme which is partnered by Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence. Participants are ambassadors for the city and they meet and greet visitors at its tourist attractions. The programme is always an instant success with visitors and participants alike.
Application deadline 20 June 2016
Interviews 25-26 June, 3, 5, 11 July
More details
Enquiries Gigi Li or Martin Nam 3586 8458

Encouraging good habits: community recycling programme gets EPD support
Lifelong recycling is the aim of this programme with funding from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). Efficient collection is essential so HKFYG organizes a Community Recycling Network Youth SPOTs in 14 Youth SPOTs. Take all your plastic and glass bottles there plus any small electrical and electronic equipment you don't need. Encourage your friends to do likewise!
More details and addresses
Enquiries William Wong 3755 7110

Upgrades at WL Residence funded by Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries
18-24 year-olds with personal or family problems who need a temporary home are welcome at the WL Residence. Thanks to a donation from The Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries HKFYG is now upgrading it. Household furniture and facilities including resources for learning and entertainment are getting an upgrade and the expected completion date is August 2016.
More details
Enquiries Pang Tsz-ching 2915 5532
ust published
Youth SPOT magazine 35
April Youth SPOT magazine on coping with sadness
Emotions are the focus of a new issue of the HKFYG Chinese magazine for young people. Happiness, sadness, anger: everyone knows how those ups and downs feel and many discussions deal with how to be happier. But how do you cope with sadness? "It's perfectly OK to be sad," says one of our storytellers. Find out about overcoming unhappiness from those who know.
Hard copy of number 35 April 2016 at all HKFYG centres and other outlets
Online at
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7041