The Jabberwocks with Dr. Rosanna Wong

Kung Hei Fat Choi - may the Year of the Dog bring peace, good health and prosperity

Musical talent creates sheer enjoyment, for performers and listeners alike. Young people have a special gift for giving such enjoyment by displaying the creative fruits of their imagination. Last week, the Jabberwocks from Brown University and the Federation's own Hong Kong Melody Makers all gave song, sharing with those who heard them an utterly joyful and inventive musical experience.

We live in an increasingly competitive world, where the pressures on children to succeed are becoming greater day by day. But when musical skills are nurtured, the young gain in self confidence and motivation. They need to be allowed to express themselves and in music they can find a creative outlet that is its own inspiration. See this week's Feature Story for more.

"Imagination is the beginning of creation." George Bernard Shaw

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Music Charity Dinner with the Jabberwocks

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Seminar on Youth Entrepreneurship

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Feature Story

The Jabberwocks on stage

Cool a capella : a session with the Jabberwocks

The Jabberwocks were in town last week to sing for young people and friends of the Federation. This vocal ensemble from Brown University goes back over 50 years and has made lasting impressions on audiences back in the US and here in Hong Kong. The 17-strong group held a workshop with the Federation's youth choir, sang for schools and at a musical charity dinner at the Hong Kong Country Club. We went to a session to find out more.….Click here to read more....

Facts and Figures

Optimists in Wanchai

50% of HK teens consider ending it all

Federation News

Mr Henry Poon Chun-kau, former head of St Paul's Co-educational Secondary School, has been appointed as Principal of the new HKFYG Lee Shau Kee College. This is the Federation's first Direct Subsidy Scheme secondary school in Tin Shui Wai which will be accepting its first intake of Secondary One students in September 2006.

Dragons in Harmony and Peace is a new youth exchange programme co-organized by the Federation, the All-China Youth Federation and the Shanghai Youth Federation with participation from in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Shanghai. A youth forum in Shanghai on 16 April 2006 will be followed by the raising of a dragon on the bund and a series of cultural and educational visits. A call for nominees will be issued soon.
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest 2006, organized by the Federation and The English Speaking Union (Hong Kong), is in its third year, with a new name to reflect our sponsors. Applications from all students in full time education in Hong Kong are welcome. Deadline: 6 p.m. Friday 10 February Download Application from, Program Leaflet


Journal of Youth Studies no.16 The 16th issue of the Journal of Youth Studies is just out. Its key focus is a collection of articles on the subject of casual drug abuse and its prevention. The focus of the next issue will be the poverty cycle.
Copies of the Journal, which has a circulation of approximately 1300, may be ordered from HKFYG's Youth Research Centre, Unit 6-7, G/F, The Center, 99, Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, tel: 2575 6666, email:

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