have a common goal with the Federation - improving communication
skills and providing opportunities to
practice spoken English. In Hong Kong we can do so across cultural
and national boundaries and have a chance to build on each other's
Verner Bickley, MBE, Chairman, The English Speaking Union,
in English is seen by parents as the key to a successful
career since the language has undoubted importance in a multicultural
city like ours. But one has sympathy for the students who
English too rarely to gain confidence and fear making mistakes.
The education authorities are pragmatic about the issue,
recognizing that although the situation is not ideal, Hong Kong
bilingual if not tri-lingual workforce. Few would argue
about the great demands this places on students and schools.
one of last year's judges I am delighted to see how many entries
there are this year. It shows that the organizers know how to make
this competition relevant and useful to young people. It is an
excellent chance for them to hone their skills and boost their
confidence in speaking English outside school - they get too few
opportunities like this."
TL Yang, Member of the Judges' Panel, Grand Final, 2004-2005
To speak before any audience needs poise and presence as well as
powers of persuasion. To do so well in a second language deserves
congratulations and encouragement.
Youth Service Day - Four Projects
including Book Donations
young volunteers and corporate volunteers will
be mobilized by the Youth Volunteer Network
(VNET) in April for this year's four Global
Youth Service projects. The projects include
the distribution of about 2,500 free books
to 600 families covered by social welfare (CSSA).
Mr Paul Tang, Director of Social Welfare will
officiate at the Service Recognition Ceremony:
Date: 16 April 2005
Time: 12 noon
Venue: Hong Kong Park
Contact Jacqueline (VNET), tel 2169 0032 for
information on Global Youth Service projects
are proud to announce that modernization and renovation
work at Kin Sang is now complete and the Youth
S.P.O.T. has been renamed the HKFYG Jockey Club
Kin Sang Youth S.P.O.T. to reflect the Jockey Club's
support. We hope to provide quality youth services
with even better equipped facilities here in future. Click
here to take a glimpse of the new look Kin Sang
Exhibition by Day Nurseries
There will be a gallery exhibition of drawings done by children from the
Federation's two Ching Lok Nurseries in Sai Wan Ho and Yaumatei on 2 April.
The exhibition gives the children a chance to show off their creativity
and artistic talent as well as raise funds for the "Children's Cancer
Foundation" by selling their drawings.
Time: 10am to 4 pm
Venue: Exhibition Gallery of
The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre