Youth Matters
More blessed to give than to receive
Giving rice, putting neighbourhood first
Many hundreds of thousands of kilos of rice have been delivered through the HKFYG Neighbourhood First Rice Giving Scheme since it began in 2010. Thousands of volunteers have been involved, and hundreds more will join their numbers this year. "I didn't realize that some people in Hong Kong lack even the bare necessities," said one volunteer. "Now I know just one bag of rice can help a lot. I am so glad I could help".

Every year the Au Bak Ling Charity Trust helps this network of Federation youth volunteers take vital steps towards supporting the needy. "The rice-giving programme helps our students learn to show they care about their neighbours and to treasure what they have," said one principal from a supporting school.

Discover other ways to help the needy. Call Brenda 3755 7101.
Full details HKFYG Neighbourhood Rice Giving Scheme
Social Innovation Challenge 2017 pitching contest for young entrepreneurs won by BEAMS Creative
Social Innovation Challenge 2017
Well done the winners in The Challenge! Themed Upcycling it provided a platform for young entrepreneurs to promote business ideas and gain exposure.
Date & place 24 January Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, preceded by a Social Innovation Conference
Judges included (alphabetical order)
Ms Cherry Chan; Mr Lee Chi-ming, CarbonCare InnoLab, The Mills; Dr Samson Tam, Hong Kong Business Angel Network; Mr Jimmy Tao, Vitargent (International) Biotechnology Ltd;
Ms Telly Woo, ATB Auto Art Ltd; Professor Alvin Yip, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing;
Dr William Yu, World Green Organisation
Supporting organizations (alphabetical order)
The GoodLab, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PMQ
Media partner ECOZINE
More details
Enquiries 3595 0945

2015-16 Heart to Heart Project Award Presentation Ceremony:
8 outstanding volunteers among award-winners

2015-16 Heart to Heart Project Award Presentation Ceremony
Over 40 schools including 100+ principals, teachers and youth volunteers gained merited recognition on 20 January for their tremendous efforts in this well-established project, bringing together the education and corporate sectors. Well done to them all!
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Supported by Social Welfare Department and Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Organized by HKFYG Membership and Volunteer Unit
Officiating guests Mr Peter Ng Ka-him, Assistant Director (Youth and Corrections), Social Welfare Department, Dr Halina Poon Suk-han, MH, Chair, Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary Schools Council
Enquiries Doris Lee 3755 7072
What's NEW
Creativity potential development in STEM scheme
at HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College

STEM scheme at HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College
The Lee Shau Kee Foundation Ltd is supporting this project which focuses on strengthening creative education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM] at the Federation's secondary school.
Duration 3 years
Target About 350 S1 to S3 students
More details about
HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College
Enquiries Iris Sham 3755 7107

SHKP Smart Kids Learning Project: Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd donation supports free learning services at 5 youth centres
This one-year sponsored Project enhances independent learning in 400 underprivileged children in Primary 1 - Secondary 3.
Beneficiaries Children living in Shatin, Kwun Tong, Tin Shui Wai, Tseung Kwan O and North districts who have difficulties at school.
Free services Tutorial classes, online tutoring, Community Classroom Online Channel, Smart Kids S.M.I.L.E. Corner [Space for Motivation, Inspiration and Learning Efficiently] and Smart Kids Talent Shows
Duration March-December 2017
Locations HKFYG Youth SPOTs in Cheung Wah, Ping Shek, Tin Yiu, Tseung Kwan O, Jat Min
More details
Enquiries Vinny Yeung 2647 0744
Coming Soon
Signature event not to be missed: fundraising a cappella Musical Dinner
a cappella Musical Dinner 2017
Date & time Monday 20 March 2017: Cocktails at 7.30pm and dinner at 8pm.
Venue Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong
Tables for ten HK$38,000, HK$58,000 or HK$88,000
Highlights Outstanding performances by singers from around the world plus the HKFYG's very own Hong Kong Melody Makers.
Proceeds will support the Federation's WL Residence in Sheung Wan, helping 18-24 year-olds struggling with family problems and those whose lives are in transition.
Tables are going fast. Don't wait!
Click here for the full details of sponsorship packages
Enquiries Brenda Yip 3755 7101

2016/17 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament
2016/17 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament
Discovering the excitement of STEM while developing creativity and teamwork is the goal of the annual HKFYG First LEGO league (FLL) competition which poses real-world problems for students to solve while building a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.
Sponsors and partners Semia Ltd, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Innovation and Technology Commission, CLP Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Venue partner Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee)
Date Saturday 11 February 2017
Target 60 teams in primary and secondary school divisions
More details
Enquiries Carlos Lo 2561 6149
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
TP Tea for launch of NEIGHBOURHOOD Rice Giving Scheme at Youth SPOT
Rice is delivered to underprivileged families and people living alone in this scheme, launched with a bonus donation of tea at one of the Federation's youth centres last month.
Location HKFYG JC Hung Hom Youth SPOT
Date 20 January 2017
More details
Enquiries Mandy Tung 3755 7077

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

Enquiries Kylie Wong 2561 6149

Green Neighbourhood Community Project (鄰舍顯關懷綠色社區計劃) sponsored by Housing Authority's Estate Management Advisory Committee
This HKFYG Jockey Club Tseung Kwan O Youth SPOTs initiative is promoting both a caring community and environmental protection this spring with a 200-strong group of youngsters.
Highlights Recycling used clothes from January to March, singing, dancing and delivery of gift bags to needy families as well as parent-child workshops this month.
More details
Enquiries Joanne Wong or Luke Ng 2623 3121
Recently published
Young people's views on city planning
Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank report no. 18
In response to questions about city planning in Hong Kong only 57.8% of the youth in this survey think Hong Kong's liveability is above average. 80.2% of them believe strongly that land supply must be increased to meet housing needs and 74% say the city's greatest shortcoming is its crowded living environment. 61.1% say the best way is to develop brownfield sites and 54% say the worst way is development in country parks.
Respondents 512 18-34 year-olds
Full details (in Chinese) Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank report no. 18
Enquiries Christy Wong 3755 7038

YCPC and City University collaborate on street violence study
YCPC and City University street violence study
The Federation's Youth Crime Prevention Centre and the Department of Applied Social Sciences at CityU have announced the effectiveness of a counselling package for youth.
Findings Enhanced family communications, improved impulse control and better attitude to law-and-order as a result of suitable counselling.
Target participants 100+ youth with a track record of violent behaviour
Dates of study September 2015-August 2016. Published by HKFYG December 2016.
Full report
Enquiries Wilson Chan 3755 7064