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“Invest in Youth by building Partnerships.” Welcome to the fourth issue of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups’ e-newsletter. Aimed at all those who are interested in young people, their problems and concerns, hopes and aspirations, Invest in Youth, share stories, information and news. We welcome you your suggestions and comments, but ask you also to take the time and see how you might be able to join us building up partnerships. Please show your support by joining our mailing list to receive Invest in Youth every week.

Dr. Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP

Learning from an Astronaut
Hong Kong had the unique opportunity to meet a ‘spaceman’, a real hero who inspite of having travelled in space, was very down to earth...more


Sparking Interaction Among Youth Volunteer Leaders
Thanks to the sole sponsorship of CITIC Ka Wah Bank, youth volunteer leaders in Hong Kong now have an opportunity to share their ideas and experiences, so as to fully unleash the power of volunteering...more

Caring for the Deprived Elderly
A group of caring persons, working in partnership with the Federation and The Society for Community Organization, have initiated the “Project Relay” to show concern…more

Inspiring Students with Stories of Teens Overcoming Adversity
With the support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the life struggles of four winners of “The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Felix Wong Youth Improvement Award” have now been compiled as an inspiration to othersmore

Inspiring Young Scientists
There is a cross-sector partnership that paves the way for young scientists to showcase their talents. The Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2004…more


Recognizing Outstanding Young People
Seven outstanding young people were recognized at the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection 2003....more
Teen Pregnancy a Serious Problem
Figures released by Mother's Choice recently reveal an alarming rise in the number of counseling cases concerning teen pregnancy…more

Taiwan Tops Teen Pregnancy Rate in Asia
Hong Kong is not alone in battling the problems of teen pregnancies. This is an issue that affects other Asian countries as well…more
Challenging Youth to Design a ‘Martian’
The extraordinary success of China’s first manned spacecraft has inspired many Hong Kong young people to become interested in outer space. These young space lovers will be interested to learn more about a NASA student challenge…more

Youth in Extreme Poverty
HK$ 7.00 – just under US$1 – may not seem like very much, but for some youngsters, that is all they have to live… more

Global Youth Service Day
“165 days, 164 days, 163 days, 162 days to go…”
Youth volunteers from all over the world are counting down to the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) 2004. This is an annual global event that highlights the amazing contributions made by youth year-round to their communities through volunteering. Hong Kong will join the celebration as well, with the Federation to be the Lead Agency locally for GYSD

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