Youth Matters
Mr George H. Stokes, MBE
George H. Stokes, MBE (1922-2016)
We were deeply saddened to hear that
Mr George H. Stokes, MBE, founder and
Vice Patron of HKFYG
, recently passed away at the age of 94. Mr Stokes will always be fondly remembered by the Federation for his commitment to youth services and his pioneering work in Hong Kong. We extend our sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.
LEADing to creative learning
LEAD: Learning through Engineering Art and Design
The acquisition of knowledge through formal education in this day and age can only be meaningful and relevant if it embraces technology, innovation and creativity. That is the aim of the Federation's LEAD: Learning through Engineering Art and Design programme.

Multidisciplinary learning is at the heart of LEAD which incorporates subjects related to STEM (science, technology and engineering and mathematics). It is both technical and functional learning that is applicable in everyday life. More than that, it helps to make students competitive and innovative in today's highly technological world.

To learn more about LEAD, contact Edmond Hui 3106 0600
What's NEW
Don't gamble! online game
Don't gamble! online game sponsored by Ping Wo Fund launched by YCPC
The "Youth! Don't gamble!" project from HKFYG's Youth Crime Prevention Centre (YCPC) is an online game that builds anti-gambling motivation: stop now or never start.
More details
Enquiries Ken Lee 2702 2202

Congratulations! HSBC Youth Business Award 2016
recognizes proactive, innovative and exceptional services
HSBC Youth Business Award 2016
Five young companies, the awards acknowledged for determination, creativity and achievement.
Date & venue 17 October 2016 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sole sponsor HSBC Commercial Banking
Awardees Boaz International Education Institute (Gold); Monica Tsang Designs Ltd (Silver); Creote Studio Ltd (Bronze; Innovative e-Business Award; Most Favourite Youth Business Award Online); Master Archer & More PR & Marketing Ltd (Merit)
Awards included cash prizes, free promotion, trophies, free trip organized by HKTDC
Full details and award ceremony viewing
Enquiries Cyron 3595 0945

Social innovators! Make this your trip to success: visit Seoul in December with Youth Business Unit sponsored by Barclays
Entrepreneur Trip to South Korea
All-in costs and everything arranged for busy young entrepreneurs by HKFYG's Youth Business Hong Kong.
Visits to co-working space & innovative companies
Meetings with investors & startups
Plus AppShow Korea 2016
Target All 18-40 year-old entrepreneurs
Date 18-22 December 2016
Deadline for registration 31 October
Fee HK$5,000 including flights, hotel, meals, insurance
Discount HK$4,500 for HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre & YBHK incubatees
Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8002

HKFYG M21 and HK Federation of Insurers co-organize PG Guidance for the Protection Gap
This sponsored youth micro-movie competition is a heads-up about underinsurance and an invitation from M21 to improve video production skills.
Proposals invited this month
Completion deadline 11 January 2017
Sponsorship categories
HK secondary schools HK$8,000
Open category (35 year-olds and younger) HK$15,000
Online public voting 25 January to
8 February 2017
Prizes Souvenirs and HK$1,000 cash coupons
More details
Enquiries Kaylie Wong 3979 0030
Coming Soon
5th anniversary loving soup for the needy co-sponsored by Tin Yiu Housing Advisory Committee, The Disney Friends for Change and Sportovation Community Service
Loving soup 2016
Willing young volunteers from HKFYG will deliver 3,300 bowls of soup with caring hearts and festive spirit, bringing warmth and messages of "Good sports, Good health."
Date 17 December 2016
Organizers HKFYG Jockey Club Tin Yiu and Tin Yuet Youth SPOTs & HKFYG Tin Shui Youth SPOT
Destinations Needy households and neighbours in Tin Shui Wai
More details
Enquiries Jolene Chan 24455777

2016/17 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament supported by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Semia Ltd & Institution of Engineering and Technology
Sponsors Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Deadline for team enrollment Wednesday 9 November 2016
Tournament Day Saturday 11 February 2017
Goals Promoting STEM and problem solving skills as well as developing creativity and teamwork among students
Target 60 teams in primary and secondary divisions
More details
Enquiries Carlos Lo 2561 6149

HKFYG Jockey Club a cappella Education Programme: 2016 Hong Kong International a cappella Contest in November: Book now for the Finals!
2016 Hong Kong International a cappella Contest
Exclusive sponsor Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Prizes Open Division (Vocal Band): International & Hong Kong champions
School Division (Choir Ensemble & Vocal Band) champions
Division prizes Best Presentation and Best Arrangement
Contest Finals Saturday 12 November 7pm-10.30pm
Venue Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets HK$80 from; 50% discount: full-time students / senior citizens aged 60 or above / people with disabilities.
More details
Enquiries Sisi Kam 2395 5753

Backpackers: One Belt, One Road, One Friendship Season 4 applications invited
Backpackers Season 4
This mind-broadening programme is moving on to a new phase with new horizons.
Calling for applications from groups with independent travel plans
Age limit 18-35
Subsidy upper limit HK$6,000 per group member depending on destination
Destinations Africa, Middle East, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Western Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, mainland China
Deadline for applications 5 December 2016
Travel period till April 2017
Enquiries Iki Chan 2169 0255
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Go for Dreams: Project Jobtionary micro-movie competition supported by Home Affairs Bureau
Encouraging youth to set life goals, this HKFYG Youth Employment Network project with the Home Affairs Bureau invited secondary students to make films about achieving their dreams.
Awards Gold, Silver, Bronze and Most Popular
Ceremony date Friday 4 November 2016
Venue 25/F, the HKFYG Building
More details
Enquiries Jasmine Siu 3113 7999

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2017: open now for selection of 25 outstanding science undergraduates
Invitation for nominations of non-final year students at Hong Kong universities: a fantastic opportunity for global exposure.
Sponsored and supported by Innovation and Technology Commission & HSBC
Four programmes Overseas/mainland attachment; mentorship, service project, local internship.
Organizer HKFYG Creative Education Unit
Scholarship up to HK$150,000 per awardee
Target Non-final year undergraduates in science, engineering, medicine, health and innovation and technology-related programmes
Nomination deadline 10 Feb 2017
Full details
Enquiries Kylie Wong 2561 6149

Your Sustainable Smart City: 2016/17 school film competition with Urban Renewal Authority
Supported by HKFYG M21 with broadcasts, website production service and film training workshops
Partners Planning Department, Development Bureau's Energizing Kowloon East Office
Date Saturday 29 October 2016
Free workshops 9.30am-1pm
Venue City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
Deadline for competition entries 4 November 2016
More details
Enquiries 2588 2333
Just published
Youth SPOT magazine 38
New Youth SPOT magazine: all about the outdoors in Hong Kong
November is a great time of year for exploring outdoors and the new magazine has lots of ideas: visit the islands from north to south, paddle a kayak, go hiking and get to know the locals. Find photos, maps and more.
Issue 38 at all HKFYG centres and other outlets near you.
Read online at
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7041