Giving Youth a Brighter Tomorrow

Overcoming the odds and surmounting adversity, while all still remaining positive and optimistic, needs to be celebrated! The "CLP Energy for a Brighter Tomorrow" Award does just that, acknowledging and supporting young people who inspire and promote positivity in the community.
 
At the Award Ceremony held on 29 June, Andaleeb was one of this year's 20 winners.  Born in Pakistan, she came to Hong Kong in 2017 and found the adjustment difficult. Bullied in school, finding it difficult to integrate, challenged by language and financial stress, Andaleeb overcame all these difficulties to study hard and made the most of her opportunities. She became an active volunteer and now dreams of becoming a Maths teacher. 
 
Organized by the HKFYG and CLP, this Award scheme gives each winner a scholarship of HK$5,000, while also providing a year of mentorship and exposures. If you want to know more, or would like to help and encourage youth in need, please contact us. 
 
Visit for more details wmc.hkfyg.org.hk/clpaward/
Enquiries Phoenix Ngai 2395 0161

Symposium and Workshop for DSE Graduates 2019 with VTC
Date 29 June, Saturday
Time 2pm-5:30pm
Venue Hong Kong Productivity Council,
8 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Activities include seminar, mock interview, workshop for S6 students and parents on careers and further study before release of DSE results
Online Media Partner HKEdCity
More details and registration appcms.vtc.edu.hk
Enquiries Cecilia Ng 2788 3433

2019 Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition (HKSSPC): Winners go to "GENIUS Olympiad 2019" 
HKFYG's Creative Education Unit sent two HKSSPC winning teams to participate in this international project competition about environmental issues hosted by the State University of New York at Oswego
Date 16-23 June
Participants 1,400+ high school students from nearly 75 countries 
Winning schools and projects
● St. Paul's Convent School: Gold Award in the Science Category for their project "SOSeliminator"
● Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Yuen Long): Silver Award in the Science Category for their project "Smart & Safe Stroller"
More details tinyurl.com/y4luunyc
Enquiries Ken Hui 2561 6149
NEIGHBOURHOOD First.uKitchen Kicks Off
Goal To set up Community Kitchens in 9 HKFYG's Youth SPOTs to help 110 youth enhance skills and interest in cooking and serve the needy with delicious food
Kick-off on 12 July 3-4pm
At HKFYG Lohas Youth SPOT
Co-organized by Social Welfare Department
Supported by Lee Kum Kee 
Target participants 90 youth aged 15-24 and 30 volunteer chefs
VIP Guest Ms Carol Yip, JP, Director of Social Welfare Department
Other guests include Master Yeung Koon-yat, Mr Hugo Leung Man-to, Mr Arthur Shek Kang-chuen 
More details neighbourhoodfirst.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries Monica Mok 3755 7072

"Happy in Farm" Youth Biodiversity Education with Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

Aim To enhance knowledge, interest and appreciation of farming, natural environment and biodiversity among youth and the public
Date Jun to Dec 2019
Activities Workshops and eco-tours in the HKFYG Organic Farm, Ho Pui Reservoir and beyond
More details organicfarm.hk
Enquiries Alan Yam 2838 4808, William Wong 3755 7110
Stress Relief: Youth SPOT magazine No 54 June 2019
Students experience stress in many situations. Let's discover stress relieving activities during the summer holiday. 
Find latest issue at all HKFYG outlets 
Read online at cps.hkfyg.org.hk/ysm
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7091
Attracting Diverse Young Talents to Hong Kong: Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank report 43
Major findings
● 66,176 foreign talents were approved to work in Hong Kong in 2018, i.e. 1.67% of the total work force
● Only 555 and 40 were approved under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS) and the Technology Talent Admission Scheme (TechTAS) respectively, far below their respective quotas of 1,000
● In-depth interviews showed that expensive housing cost is the main obstacle. Other barriers include lack of interest in Hong Kong, worries about Hong Kong's declining international image and liberal environment as well as language
Recommendations setup of a "ConnectHK" agency for coordination; accommodation subsidy to talents of QMAS and TechTAS; international internship programmes by enterprises
In-depth interview respondents
21 foreign talents aged 18-39
Full report in Chinese yrc.hkfyg.org.hk/2019/06/27/yi043/
Enquiries Amy Yuen 3755 7037
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