Wish you wellness in the Chinese New Year!

Part of Chinese New Year greetings includes wishing people prosperity and good health.  Perhaps this year, there was no more important wish to bestow on each other than that of keeping well.  But it is not just our bodies that we need to safeguard, we should also think about our minds and emotions.

As all of us try to adapt physically to the rapid developments of the novel coronavirus by taking added measures of hygiene and cleanliness, we also need to consider how young people – especially now as schools and universities are closed – are coping. Stuck at home with minimal interaction, they are isolated from their friends and companions, with an extended new year holiday that is full of uncertainties.

While we have had to temporarily suspended drop-in services at different Youth SPOTs, as well as other frontline services in order to safeguard members, service users, staff and the public, our hotline and online counselling services, Youthline 2777 8899 and uTouch continue to be operational. We are here to support all young people, especially during times of challenge.

The Federation’s territory-wide Flag Day was scheduled for 22 February 2020. The purpose was to raise funds to support services for youth emotional health, but given the current situation in Hong Kong, we have decided to cancel the selling of flags on the street. Instead, we invite you to buy a set of Gold Flags or the Wellness Folders instead, so that we might meet the original target of Flag Day.

No matter what is happening in Hong Kong, know this: the Federation is here for you!  Thank you for your support and enabling us to serve Hong Kong’s young people. 

Gold Flag Subscription and other donations click here

Wellness Folders Charity Sale click here

More details hkfyg.org.hk/flagday2020/
Enquiries Brenda Yip 3755 7101

The VOICE - Child Rights Development Campaign
Aims to broaden the children's horizons, unleash their potentials and provide them with a platform to participate in social affairs
Period February to August 2020
Location Sai Kung District
Activities include
● Forum Theatre written and performed by youth
● STEM workshops and volunteering for other children in needs
● Public Forum to express youth's views on social issues
Target Participants 500 aged 10-26
Funded by the Commission on Children
Organizer HKFYG Jockey Club Verbena Youth SPOT
More details vb.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries Wing Wong 2997 0321

The Greater Bay Area Initiative and Its Opportunities
HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies No. 42
Main focus examining the context and the uniqueness generated by the GBA to Hong Kong, and discussing in what ways does the GBA generate new impetus for youth
Plus articles on possible strategies for an effective implementation of smart city
More details click here
Enquiries Chan Shui-ching 3755 7022