2005 World Children's Choir Festival

The Federation is helping to recruit and train volunteers for the World Children's Choir Festival in Hong Kong in July 2005. The Festival will be co-presented by HKFYG and The Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association, the International Federation for Choral Music and the Music Education Professional Committee of the China Society of Education. Our sponsor is the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. One of the highlights will be the Grand Songbridge Gala Concert on 12 July...click here to read about it...

Thanks to all donors-in-kind for Charity Premiere support

On 17 May 2005, 700 guests had the treat of watching the Hong Kong premiere of the long-awaited Episode III of Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith. As the organizer of the event, the Federation is very proud to say that it was a great success with very encouraging feedback from the public. A big thank you to our sponsors in-kind namely 零食物語, Kellogg's, Baleno, Pak Fah Yeow International Ltd, Canon and Toys”R”Us...click to read more…

Hong Kong Reading Month 2005

The Hong Kong Reading Month 2005 is being jointly organized by the Federation, Hong Kong Publishing Federation Limited, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Education City, Radio Television Hong Kong, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is sponsored by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation Ltd, Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Company Ltd and Jiaduobao Holdings Ltd. The programme features a wide range of activities between 23 April to 31 July 2005 designed to cultivate the habit of reading..read more...

Youth Video Competition

Between May and September 2005, the Federation, The Art School of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and YTV@RTHK are organizing a Youth Video Competition. The Competition receives sponsorship from the Convoy Financial Group, East Asia Professional, Senico-Masslink Technology Ltd and Suncolor Printing Company Ltd. It invites young people to express their opinions in a 5-minute video clip in DV format on issues that concern them most...click here to read more...


Come Create - GO LEAD: a new world of hands-on creative technology learning
this weekend Saturday 28 May at Cyberport
Seminar: 9:30 am

Guest of Honour The Hon John Tsang, JP (Secretary for Commerce, Industry & Technology)
Showcase 11:30 am
Guest of Honour The Hon. Professor Arthur Li, GBS, JP (Secretary for Education & Manpower)
Seminar speakers
Prof Mitchel Resnick (MIT Media Laboratory)
Mr Francis Ho (Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry & Technology)
Mr Taku Tamara (CSK Corp. Japan)
For more info: contact the LEAD Secretariat www.u21.org.hk/lead email lead@hkfyg.org.hk

The heart of giving

A caring community has cooperation, sympathy and generosity as its foundation. So much can be achieved this way and the trend in social services today is to build strategic partnerships that strengthen and support such co-operative spirit. This is the very heart of giving and we at the Federation are very grateful for the help and support we receive from our donors.



from left to right: Dr. Rosanna Wong, Prof Mitchel Resnick (MIT Media Laboratory) and Mr Anthony Wong



Last week's Charity Premiere of the latest episode of Star Wars was a good example. The event was so well received, with many donations from private individuals and the generous sponsorship of The Bank of East Asia and other corporate donors. Hong Kong is a unique place, with its tightly packed, responsive business sector and socially aware philanthropic community. Thank you to all who have helped.

"The youth of Hong Kong represent our future. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups plays a key role in guiding our young people, and we at The Bank of East Asia are pleased to support the HKFYG in its mission. Events such as this show what we can accomplish by working together for the good of our community."
Mr. Joseph Pang Yuk-wing, JP
Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Ltd

700 volunteers needed
HKFYG's Youth Volunteer Network (YVN) seeks 700 volunteers
June to August for:
Jockey Club summer programmes
World Children's Choir Festival
88th Lion Club International Convention
Contact 2169 0032 or visit

Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme 2005
Joint organizers: Tourism Commission & HKFYG
Eligibility: students 16+
Training: intensive programme 16 July - 5 August 2005
Application deadline: 10 June 2005
Click here for further information: www.yas.org.hk or tel 2561 6149

Youthline: first resort for teens
The Federation's Youthline is a first resort for young people with problems. Anyone aged 6-35 can call the team of professionally trained counsellors, ask for help and find a sympathetic ear. At peak periods in May and August, extra volunteers are trained to back up the professionals, coping especially with students who are anxious about the public exams. We asked Siu Man, who has been in charge of the hotline since 1997, how the service works and how it has grown over the years since its inception over a decade ago…

"The big difference about this service is that a telephone hotline is easy to use, convenient and - above all it's anonymous."Click here to read more


Class-size: the big debate
What is the ideal number of pupils in a class? Pressure from teachers and parents to reduce class sizes prompted the Education & Manpower Bureau to run a pilot project this year in 37 primary schools where some classes have been reduced to 25. What is the best number and do numbers actually make any difference? A recent University of Hong Kong conference discussed the issue…Click to read more...


Plagiarism by Hong Kong university students is on the rise

Recently, there has been some concern over whether plagiarism is a common phenomenon among Hong Kong university students. The HKSAR Government reported that there were 33 cases of plagiarism in the 2001-02 academic year in the nine tertiary institutions and the figure doubled to 66 in 2003-04. Software is now available which is specifically designed to hunt for and identify material downloaded and reproduced wholesale from the Internet...Click to learn more




Practice your English for confidence

There will always be disagreement about standards of English in Hong Kong. Many more people can communicate adequately in English now than before but it is difficult to measure standards across the board. Nevertheless, confidence in speaking English does seem less than it used to be. A recent survey confirms this. What can be done about it?...Click to learn more



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