Take young entrepreneurs through the crisis

The unprecedented global economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered small and medium businesses especially vulnerable. With tighter and tighter profit margins, young entrepreneurs in particular are finding it increasingly difficult to stay afloat without a helping hand.

Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK), set up with the support of Youth Business International (YBI) and operated by the HKFYG, has not ceased providing financial and other practical support to young entrepreneurs. YBI has been rolling out a Rapid Response and Recovery Programme, funded by Google's philanthropic arm: Google.org, that supports under-served micro, small and medium businesses across the globe in response to the present challenges. This has also included those in Hong Kong.  

Over the coming six months, YBHK will launch a series of programmes to encourage young entrepreneurs to examine business strategies, while reviewing and redefining their business goals. These programmes will include customised one-on-one consultation services, online business talks and sharings with CEOs and other professionals, as well as mentoring sessions. 

For example, Meet the Mentors Online Consultations, focusing on Restaurant Business and Food Startups is set for 28 May; and Design Thinking and Creative Solutions will be held on 11 June. In addition, different promotional channels and free applications to local trade fair/exhibitions will also be offered to subscribers.

The current challenges, we believe, also provide opportunities. With multilateral collaboration, youth businesses, together with everyone in Hong Kong and around the world, will be able to find a way through and thrive.

More details sic.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries May Lee 3956 8001

Encourage youth to join the "Summer School for Global Leadership 2020 - The Unhealthy State of Health Equity"
Goals Themed on one of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the programme will facilitate students to learn about the SDGs, examine the role of international health organisations and be motivated to build a better world
Period 25 - 31 July 2020
Activities include community experience, guest lectures and capstone projects
Target participants 60 S3 - S6 (Grade 9 - 12) students
Grants & scholarship available for suitable participants
Organised by The HKFYG Leadership Institute
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Application deadlines 3 June 2020 (Early Bird) and 17 June 2020 (Regular) 
More details and videos bit.ly/SSGL2020
Enquiries Sharon Tang 2169 0255
Also not to be missed The Institute has resumed operation - all are welcome to book a heritage tour for free or stay at the lodge, and get a $20 caf
é voucher!

"Dragons Love Mom" Online Concert of The Dragon Foundation
Mother's Day tributes and messages of love to all families from youth 
Date 10 May 2020 (Sunday)
Strategic partner Peak Galleria 
Sponsors Golden Jubilee Charity Foundation, Gale Well Group Limited 
Performing and sharing guests include singers Lowell Lo, Joyce Cheng and Judas Law, and athletes Angel Wong, Jimmy Lee and Vivian Kong 
Review online at here 
Enquiries Martin Nam 2811 2779