Dragons in Shanghai Huangpu
Dragons at Shanghai Huangpu

A thousand young Chinese will leave Shenzen on 14 April by special through train for a six-day trip to Shanghai. These Descendants of the Dragon will have the chance to learn by experience about their common culture, traditions and history. They will join a few thousand others in Shanghai for a Youth Forum on the theme of Moving Out to the World. For all of them, every step of the way, learning will be the key.

This major event, Dragons at Shanghai Huangpu, will provide exposure to the rapid development and progress taking place in modern China and will culminate in a spectacular dragon dance on the Shanghai riverbank. The dance will symbolize the unity and solidarity that binds Chinese people together. It will be a symbol of commitment to their shared heritage, to the community to which they belong and their potential future role in the nation's development.


Read this week's Feature Story to sense the excitement of some of young volunteers who will take part.

To find out more about the event visit: http://www.u21.org.hk/dragonsinchina2006

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Feature Story

Mandy and Peter

Volunteers for the Shanghai Dragon train

Imagine the excitement. One thousand youngsters boarding a special through train to head north for an exchange trip to Shanghai. Once there, they will take part in a series of exchange discussions, visits and cultural events, culminating in a massive dragon dance on the bund of the Huang Pu River. The goal is to give them a better grasp of what's happening in China today and what role they might play in future.
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Facts and Figures

Losing playtime

Untapped mainland talent on the doorstep

Federation News
Youth Studies Series no 35 April 2006 The Transition from School to Work

This findings of this report were released at a luncheon seminar on Wednesday 12 April with the Hon Andrew Leung as Guest Speaker. They were based on data collected from surveys of 770 young people aged 15-24, the majority of whom were at school or in tertiary education whereas 130 were at work. Findings showed that comparatively, those at university have more confidence in finding jobs and high expectations of earning capacity at approximately HK$15,000 per

The Hon Andrew Leung

The Hon Andrew Leung
Guest Speaker at the
luncheon seminar

month within the first few years of employment. Over 30% of students at all levels hope to join the civil service whereas university students will consider job opportunities in China more than the others. The report recommends an increase in intake at tertiary level and more support for internships and vocational training schemes such as those offered by the Federation’s Youth Employment Network.

Champions of the 2006 Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind Programme: Local competitions

Award ceremony: Sunday 9 April
Guest of Honour: Mr Joseph WP Wong, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology
Division Champions
St. Stephen's Girls' Primary School Division I (Classics)
Ho Fung College Division II (Vehicle)
PLK Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College and Marymount Secondary School
Joint Champions Division II (Technical)
Sha Tin Methodist College Division III (Vehicle)
Creative Primary School
St. Catharine's School for Girls (Kwun Tong) Division III (Structural)
Queen’s College Division III (Technical)
All seven teams will go forward to the 2006 World Championships in Iowa next month
For more information visit http://www.hkom.org.hk to find out more

Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2006
Winners of the Grand Finals Saturday 1 April

Champion: Ms Ng Siu Ting, Joanne, Heep Yunn School
1st Runner-up: Ms Li Wing Yui, Enid, St. Paul’s Convent School
2nd Runner-up: Ms Wong Lok Woon, Carol, St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
7 Honorable Mentions
Ms Cho Yee Tak, Joan, Diocesan Girls’ School
Mr Fung Yue Kwong, Ray, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Ms Tonia Poon, St. Paul’s Convent School
Winners of Grand Finals

Ms Law Ming Wei, Vivien, St. Paul’s Convent School
Ms Yu Cheuk Wing, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School
Mr Lau Cheuk Hank, Jonathan, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Mr Chan Chik Xing, Jason, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College