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Leaders to Leaders 2017
What does a self-defence trainer for women from Jordan have in common with a climate change advocate from Micronesia or a sports enthusiast from Hong Kong? Similarly, what do a social innovator from Hong Kong, a poverty alleviation activist from the Philippines and a public speaker from Singapore share? Leaders to Leaders will tell you, so come and find out!

The Leaders to Leaders programme for 2017 brings together young leaders from around the world to share their experiences and journeys with local young leaders. This wonderful opportunity is all about increasing knowledge, perspective and finding inspiration from one's peers.

For more details of Leaders to Leaders 2017 see Thank You Partners below.
Coming soon
Home Delights Expo 2017 with Start-up Square: co-organized with HKTDC
Home Delights Expo 2017
Exhibition Experience Taster campaign for young entrepreneurs promotes products and services to an expected audience of 500,000.
Dates & times 17-20 August, 10am-10pm; 21st August 10am-6 pm
Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 3F (Booth no 3F-A01 - 3F-A14)
With On-site coaching for upgrading business and marketing skills
More details

Enquiries Samuel Szeto 3956 8001

PH3 partyhouse opening: HKFYG social enterprise and event venue for rent
Perfect for parties, formal ceremonies, workshops and corporate or social gatherings.
Convenient location Lee Tung Street: 5-10 minutes' walk from Wan Chai MTR station
Accommodation 50 seated; 80 standing
Tailor-made services from professional young entrepreneurs including catering, decor, performances and souvenirs
Enquiries Carrie Wong 3113 7999 email
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Tin Ka Ping Foundation funds LOVE SIM: preventive education and counselling on risky sex
Creating a localized assessment tool and using social media, school and outreach work, this programme features narrative therapy and expressive art with interactive educational movies and card games.
Duration September 2017- August 2019
Enquiries Kenneth Yeung 2701 8866
More details

Leaders to Leaders 2017 with One Young World, SheFighter, Philanthropy in Motion, KRIS Library and Public Speaking Academy
Leaders to Leaders 2017
Goals Connecting young leaders in Hong Kong with peers from around the world to exchange ideas and achieve positive social impact.
Speakers Lina Khalifeh, Yolanda Joab, Arizza Nocum, Darren Tay and Jasmine Lau
Dates and venues
1-4 August 2017 72-hour Impact Challenge in Hong Kong
August-September 2017 Overseas/mainland China apprenticeships
October 2017-March 2018 Extension projects in Hong Kong
More details
Enquiries Iki Chan 2169 0255

Leicester City FC & DHL
Leicester City Football Club hosts training session for youngsters courtesy of DHL
World class football players gave top tips on control, passing and running with the ball as well as showcasing fancy techniques for HKFYG youth last month.
Aim Promoting football fun and teamwork
Venue King's Park
Enquiries Brian Yim 3468 8059

HKFYG x DBS Social Innovation Breakfast Meeting sponsored by DBS Bank
200+ participants from over 15 regions / countries
Speakers on social innovation and youth entrepreneurship in Asia:
Lina Khalifeh Founder, SheFighter
Jasmine Lau Co-founder, Philanthropy in Motion
Aim To help social innovators expand business networks and gain inspiration to engage potential customers.
More details
Enquiries Kay Tai 3956 8001

Belt and Road Kazakhstan Exchange Tour for 15-29 year-olds
with Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education

For 15-29 year-olds
Organized by HKFYG Youth Exchange unit
Dates August-September 2017
Itinerary includes Astana city and EXPO, exchange with local youth including Kazakh National University, visits to Kazakh Aul Ethnographic village, Charyn Canyon and factory (China investment)
More details
Enquiries YY Wong 3586 8448

Project PALM for Young Night Drifters with Sai Kung District Council
Aim Informing the community about the problems of hidden and disengaged youth and providing support for them and their families.
Features Street outreach, informative leaflets, referral and other services
Date 8 August to 25 November 2017
Venue Sai Kung & Tseung Kwan O District
More details
Enquiries Ken Lee 2702 2202
Just published
Taking a gap year: a positive step
HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S. Report 24
Broadening horizons and gaining independence are the most positive outcomes of gap years. Findings of this HKFYG student survey also recommended an organized pilot scheme.
Main findings
75.7% want a gap year programme, 62.9% think it would enrich experience but 60% fear delaying academic studies.
Report 24 HKFYG Youth I.D.E.A.S. Education and Innovation group
Published title Senior Secondary Students on Taking a Gap in Their Studies
Respondents 905 S4-S6 students
More details in Chinese
Enquiries Beji Ho 3755 7042

Belt and Road Initiative and Opportunities for Youth: available now from HKFYG Youth Research Centre
Main articles Opportunities for Hong Kong and its young people offered by the Belt and Road Initiative.
Other contributions The relationship between new media and suicidal youth in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and Macau.
HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies number 39
More details
Enquiries Chan Shui-ching 3755 7022
Cheng Pak-hung
HKFYG Jockey Club Incubation Programme for Social Innovation: business founder wins trophy
Cheng Pak-hung of the Hong Kong Institute of Rope Skipping has won the 15+ Male Freestyle event and was 2nd overall at the 9th Asian Rope Skipping Championships in South Korea.
Well done to him and his team mates.
Enquiries about HKFYG's Jockey Club Incubation Programme for Social Innovation:
Miranda Wong tel 3956 8001