Youth Matters
2016 Hong Kong Youth Service Award Winners: Congratulations!
2016 Hong Kong Youth Service Award
It was once said that "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." That is precisely what Arnold Chan, Cheung Sai-ho, Bonnie Chiu, Jasmine Lau and Paul Lee have done. These five young people have won this year's Hong Kong Youth Service Award for having thought beyond themselves, seeking and finding ways to make a difference in the lives of others.

Arnold's focus is on teaching the underprivileged with the power of young graduates. Sai-ho's computer expertise means he can help disabled people at work. Bonnie endows women with photography skills, especially ethnic minorities. Jasmine's philanthropic work enables her to bring out potential to give generously and Paul's medical care initiative takes him and his colleagues out to look after those in need.

These awards, which recognize young people aged 18 to 35 who have the heart and passion to help others, were presented yesterday. They truly embody the spirit of losing oneself in the service of others.

Supporting organization Home Affairs Bureau
Media partners Hong Kong Economic Journal,, M21
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What's NEW
Funding for Hong Kong Nature Magazine: video scheme with M21 from Environment and Conservation Fund and Environmental Campaign Committee
Hong Kong Nature Magazine
Green Channel, 第「綠」頻道, HKFYG's online environmental protection promotion, is running this short documentary-making scheme with M21 for students.
Target Teams of local full-time secondary and tertiary students
Sponsorship available HK$5,000 for 20 finalist teams
Deadline for enrollment 28 December 2016
Online Registration and more details
Enquiries CK Chow 2831 9183/ 3979 0040
Coming Soon
2016/17 Hong Kong GreenMech Contest with Innovation & Technology Commission, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp, Babyboom Learning Co Ltd, Gigo Industrial Co Ltd
Hong Kong GreenMech Contest
Goals promoting STEM and application of science to green energy
Partners Innovation & Technology Commission, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp, Babyboom Learning Co Ltd, Gigo Industrial Co Ltd
Enrollment deadline Wednesday 16 November 2016
Contest date & venue Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3
Target Primary & secondary divisions
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Enquiries Benny Cheng 2561 6149
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Charity Drive for youth in need, courtesy of Porsche Club, Craft-Bamboo Racing and VLT
Professional driver Darryl O'Young and members of the Porsche Club Hong Kong gave 30 needy young people from HKFYG's Jockey Club Cheung Wah Youth SPOT the thrill of their lives: fun rides in Porsche supercars and a hotel buffet breakfast.
Plus donations in cash and kind $25,000 from the Porsche Club and 1,000 packs of Vita Lemon Tea
Date 29 October 2016
Enquiries Miranda Ho 3755 7044

Creating tomorrow · Building your future: a 50th anniversary celebratory Youth Forum with HKTDC
Co-organizer HKFYG
Date & venue 21 November, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Speakers include leading digital and creative sector entrepreneurs and sports personalities:
Mr Howard Chan, founder & CEO of Hot Toys Ltd
Dr Alan Lam co-founder and CEO of Sengital Ltd
Ms Sarah Lee, bronze medalist, women's keirin, London Olympics
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Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8002

HK Student Science Project Competition 2017 sponsored by Innovation and Technology Commission, and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp
Co-organizers HKFYG, Education Bureau and Hong Kong Science Museum
Deadline for project nomination Tuesday 15 November 2016
Initial judging cum project exhibition Saturday 18 March 2017
Final judging cum award presentation ceremony Friday 14 April 2017
Goals promoting youths' interest in science and technology
Target audience secondary school students and exhibition to the general public
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Hong Kong Electric sponsors green power at school
News about green initiatives created by primary and secondary students online and on school campuses promotes environmental protection in this initiative, now into its second year.
Dates till March 2017
More details about 網上校園
Enquiries Sally Ching 3979 0021
Just published
Youth IDEAS report 15
How do civil servants rate: just above average according to new youth survey
Hong Kong civil servants' get 5.94 points on a scale of 0-10 according to this study. Nearly 57% of respondents believe them to be more trustworthy than politically-appointed officials but about 27% commented on civil service lack of accountability. Some 45% think civil servants tell the truth but for 32% the strongest impression is their "routinism" or bureaucratic inflexibility. Given today's challenging environment, strengthening civil service responsiveness and enhancing public trust would be well worthwhile.
Youth IDEAS report 15 polled 523 18-39 year-olds
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Enquiries Sharon Cheung 3755 7039