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Come and Participate in the Global Youth Service Day
Between the 16th and 18th of April, millions of young people from around the world will celebrate what is called “Global Youth Service Day” (GYSD), but what is actually a week-end set aside to show care, concern and commitment to the communities in which we live through volunteering efforts. The purpose of this annual event is to help young people identify and address the needs of their communities through service, to help recruit the next generation of volunteers and to educate the public about the role of young people as community leaders through their volunteer efforts. Having received the endorsement of international bodies, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Youth Parliament and the International Youth Foundation, it is a great honour for The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups to be chosen as the local lead agency for GYSD this year.

Instead of limiting our activities to the weekend of 16-18 April however, the Federation, through its Youth Volunteer Network (VNET) is planning to mobilise more than 5,000 young volunteers to carry out a series of community services for the entire month of April.

We call upon our partners to either join in as volunteers or help sponsor the activities that have been planned. These will include visits to the underprivileged, educational and promotional activities to remind the public about the importance of public and personal hygiene, as well as fundraising campaigns for the needy. We need your help and we encourage you to join in this global volunteering event. For more information, please click here

***Global Youth Service Day***

Encouraging Volunteering among Young People

This year, Hong Kong's young people will join millions of their counterparts in over 150 countries to celebrate the Global Youth Service Daymore


Current Children and Youth Population
Hong Kong has one of the lowest children and youth population percentages in the world…more

Involving Youth in the Planning Process of Cultural District Development
Young people can share their opinions on future cultural developments through a project competition

Youth Exchanges between Hong Kong and Beijing
Beginning this year, there will be exchanges between Beijing and Hong Kong youth

Showing Respect for Public Property
Over Christmas and New Year, youth volunteers served as "Care for Public Property Ambassadors"…more

Youth Demand More Current Affairs Radio Programmes
RTHK Radio 2 joined hands with the Federation to gauge young people's likes and
dislikes when listening to the radiomore

"If I were the Chief Executive…"
What would young people do if they were the Chief Executive? ..more

New Government Initiatives to Promote Youth Employment and Training
Several new initiatives were put forward in the 2004 Policy Address in an effort to ease the youth unemployment situation…more

Sharp Drop in the Starting Salary of Mainland University Graduates

The starting salary of the 2003 Mainland university graduates has dropped by 40%more

UK Teenage Girls obsessed with Losing Weight
Only one out of ten teenage girls in the UK are happy with their bodies …more

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