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Founder of the Federation, George Stokes cutting the anniversary cake

( From Left to Right) Mr. Paul Tang, JP, Mr. George Stokes, MBE, Dr. Rosaana Wong.

It is the Federation's 45th anniversary and we are proud to celebrate the progress we have made. From small beginnings with just five youth centres in the 1960's we have grown to over 60 service units and more than a thousand staff . The last few years have brought such stimulus and change, spurring us on to fulfill our aims and realize our vision. This has meant developing services in counselling, leadership training, youth employment, parenting and education. Web-based services, youth exchange, volunteering and efforts to help youth at risk are also central to our work. The field of leisure, culture and sports completes the gamut and with a range of new initiatives there has been a terrific surge to over 170,000 members and 90,000 volunteers.

Change is challenging and we welcome it with open arms as the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff has borne fruit. Their efforts have been underpinned by the work of dynamic, strategic planning teams. For us, the changing times have been a fulcrum for turning our ideas into reality as we work out ways to meeting the evolving needs of Hong Kong's youth. We hope you will celebrate our anniversary with us, revelling in the opportunities we have to focus our energies and work together for young people - our pride and joy.

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Feature Story 

Mr. George Stokes. Founder of the Federation


Father of the Federation returns
George Stokes, MBE, founding father of the Federation, graced us with his presence last week. A man of compassion and commitment to his work for youth in the UK since he left Hong Kong in the 1960s, he was fortunately able to return to Hong Kong to join in the celebration of our 45th anniversary. We talked to him about his life and work here, his passion and commitment to Hong Kong's deprived youth, the very foundation stones on which the Federation was built. Click here to read more....

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Federation News

We are happy to announce that the number of volunteers registered in our Youth Volunteer Network (VNET) has exceeded 90,000 and their total service hours was over 2,800,000 by June 2005. We warmly welcome anyone between the ages of 6 to 35 to join us for voluntary service. Visit www.u21.org.hk/yvn for more information.

The Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind Programme local competitions 2006, jointly organized by the Federation and the Education and Manpower Bureau, are now open for enrollment. Championship teams in the local competitions may go to represent Hong Kong at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals which are held in the United States in May every year. Visit www.u21.org.hk/ye/ for further details of the event.

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