DSE candidates, you are not alone!

It has taken a long time for the candidates, but finally, the HKDSE began last Friday. This has been an unusual and unprecedented academic year for all students, but especially stressful for the over 50,000 students who sit for this important public exam. Supporting them is especially relevant.

The pressures this cohort has had to face in the midst of lockdowns, social distancing and online learning, on top of their regular study, is unquestionable. But we want the students to know that they are not alone. The HKFYG's DSE 27771112 have handled about 3,900 calls from 29 January to 23 March 2020, double when compared to the same period in 2018 - 2019.  Over 60% of callers are worried about the virus and cleanliness of exam venues, with many others expressing their lack of motivation to study, as well as thought of giving up due to so many uncertainties and a lack of proper preparation, including physical mock exams under examination conditions. 

In view of all these very real concerns, the HKFYG and the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong have joined hands to set up a platform on Telegram for Form Six students to answer their questions on 11 subjects. We have also collaborated with major tutorial centres to provide subject guides online. To give emotional support, in addition to hotline and online counselling, we have invited former DSE candidates to film video clips sharing their advice, and to distribute hand-written cards with supportive messages. 

All in all, we hope students can focus on their goals, be clear of their progress, and most importantly, seek help from others when facing difficulties. These are challenging times and we want to send all the students sitting exams a message that we, as a community, are there to walk them through this.

Join us to show this year's DSE class that we care!

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Online Master Challenge
Goals to support youth employment and ignite youth creativity and potential in developing online training business
Offers include attractive cash prizes, practical trainings and co-create online career opportunities with YOUth
Target participants youth aged 16-35
Venue HKFYG Jockey Club Media 21 
Period now til 7 June 2020
Enrollment deadline 17 May 2020 
More details and enquiries hkfyg.org.hk/onlinemaster

Manpower Development Scheme with the Employees Retraining Board (ERB)
Aim to equip youth with practical vocational skills and provide them with recognised qualification for future employment
Programmes (1) Foundation Certificate in Social Service Center Assistant Training and (2) Certificate in Software and Artificial Intelligence Application Developer
Benefits include over 200 training hours free-of-charge, allowance for qualified applicants, 3-6 months of follow-up services
Target participants non-degree holders aged 17 to 24
Period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Organiser HKFYG Youth Employment Network
More details and application yen.hkfyg.org.hk/erb
Enquiries Elaine Lee / Janice Sit
3113 7999

"Line to Take" Speaking Studio - Online Learning Series
Part of the HSBC Future Skills Development Project
Aim to share insights and tips on effective communication given the increasing popularity of online communication in the time of pandemic
Speakers include toastmasters and HR & communication experts from listed companies 
Schedule every Thursday at 6pm: Online communication and career advice; 
every Friday at 6pm: Art of Speaking
Target audience secondary school students, tertiary students and working youth all are welcome
Period April - May 2020
Organiser The HKFYG Leadership Institute
More details leadershipinstitute.hk/line-to-take
Enquiries Alan Lau 2169 0255
Self-online learning: Youth SPOT magazine No 59 April 2020
We are facing the revolution of online learning. Thanks to plentiful digital resources, you can learn the most difficult subjects or acquire a new skill all on your own!
Find Latest issue at all HKFYG outlets
Read Online at cps.hkfyg.org.hk/ysm/magazineissues
Enquiries Tiffany Lam 3755 7091