Youth Matters
Sport: finding incentives
It is often easier to do something, particularly sports, in a group. Whether with family, friends or even just acquaintances, the motivation and inspiration from others is always an incentive to try harder, do better and go further.

The Federation's Youth Community Sports Festival is just that: participating in various activities with support and encouragement from others. Whether you like skipping rope, playing basketball, floor curling, taekwondo, dodge ball or table tennis, all these different events will be highlighted at the Festival.

The HKFYG Youth Community Sports Festival is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The finals take place at the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 26 February. Come and join the festive atmosphere and cheer on the participants!
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Enquiries Gladys Tam or Harry Lo 3468 8059
Man and Robot: 2016/17 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament. Well done the winners!
2016/17 Hong Kong FLL Robotics Tournament
About 600 students from 50 schools and other organizations took part in this tournament on 11 February designed to showcase ingenuity.
Tai Po Old Market Public School (Plover Cove) in the primary school category
Carmel Secondary School in the secondary school category
Partners Semia Ltd, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) & Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)
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Enquiries Carlos Lo 2561 6149
What's NEW
Joys of Classical Music: quality of life in Tin Shui Wai
Tin Shui Wai's first open classical music concert last weekend gave an audience of 200 a lovely evening of Chinese and western music played by competition winners and guests.
Date and venue 11 February 2017 Tin Shui Wai Methodist Secondary School Hall
Performers Tin Shui Wai Classical Musical Instruments Performance Competition Winners, Young Classical Music Professional Advisory Committee, Tin Shui Wai school orchestral groups
Sponsor Yuen Long District Council
Main organizer HKFYG Jockey Club Tin Yuet Youth SPOT
Presentation of awards for winners of Tin Shui Wai Classical Musical Instruments Performance Competition 2017
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Enquiries Andie Li 2445 5777

Leap for Joy: DreamWorks for dual-role mothers「雙職媽媽夢工場」
Working mothers in all Hong Kong districts are the focus of this project which aims to empower them, maximize their effectiveness and efficacy and recognize their value to society.
Funded by Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd
Duration April 2017- March 2018
Award Presentation Ceremony March 2018
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Enquiries Jessica Ling 2402 9230
Coming Soon
Pre-employment training courses and counselling on study planning at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo
Counselling on study planning at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo
The HKFYG Continuous Learning Centre and the Federation's DSE27771112 counselling service are holding an exhibition this month at the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo with useful information for startups.
Highlights Professional training courses and on-site youth counselling service for further education
Entry free of charge
Participation from schools and individual visitors welcome
Dates and times
23-25 February 2017, 10.30am to 7pm
26 February 2017, 10.30am to 6pm
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Booth 1D-A22
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Enquiries Rex Chan/Kay Kwan 2130 4000 [courses] Cecilia Ng 2788 3433 [counselling]
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
2017 HKFYG Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest: call for entries
With the greatest participation ever in 2016, the contest is an excellent opportunity for students to practice their English while gaining confidence and experience in public speaking.
Application deadline Saturday 18 February
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Speaking Enhancement Workshops 18 & 21 February
Practice Sessions 22-25 February
Preliminary Rounds 4-9 March
Grand Final 8 April 2017
Partners Standard Chartered Bank, Standard Chartered Community Foundation, English-Speaking Union (HK)
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Enquiries Iverson Ng 2169 0255

Taobao E-commerce Training at HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre
This upcoming programme features speakers from 'Taobao University' and Hong Kong experts who will give tips on opening online stores, solutions for payment gateways and strategic planning for B2B and B2C customers.
Participants Suitable for young people aged 16 or above with basic knowledge of computer applications
Cost HK$1,200 (course fee) + RMB 200 (course materials)
Date & time 18, 19 & 25 March 9am-6pm; 26 March 9am-1pm
Venue HKFYG Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre
Language Putonghua and Cantonese
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Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8002

Calling all would-be startups: sharing sessions and seminars coming up at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo
The young founders of Y Cocktail & Mocktail and Mak's Beer, supported by HKFYG's Youth Business Hong Kong and Jockey Club Social Innovation Centre, will share their experience of starting up their catering companies. Trainers from the Federation's Continuous Learning Centre will offer seminars for startups.
Dates and times
24 February 2017, 1pm-1.45pm
26 February 2017, 2pm-3.30pm
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Open Forum, Hall 1D
Enquiries Kay Tai 3595 0945
Just published
Risks of drinking: survey on youth attitudes and awareness by HKFYG's Youth Crime Prevention Centre
Risks of drinking YCPC survey
60% of the 11-26 year-olds respondents know drinking can be harmful. The majority say that most underage drinking takes place at festivals or on other social occasions when they feel negative, or when friends invite them to get drunk or when just having fun involves drinking. Preventive education is important as is reinforcement of the law against underage drinking. Awareness of the legal and health risks of underage binge drinking is needed. Equally important is learning how to deal with negativity and anxiety, knowing how to refuse a drink firmly but politely, and recognizing that it's not necessary to drink to make or keep friends. YCPC encourages any young person with a drinking problem to get in touch.
Enquiries Wilson Chan 3755 7064
Date of survey September 2016 to January 2017
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