Turning Points in Life

Everyone of us has made a mistake at some point in our lives. Some mistakes are bigger than others, but the important thing is to learn and move on.

Yin was obsessed with earning a quick buck and so turned to drug trafficking. Caught, he went to prison at the age of 16 and spent seven years inside. However, thanks to his parents' support, as well as the encouragement from his correctional officers and teachers, he decided to turn his life around, studied hard while incarcerated and then earned a bachelor's degree upon his release. 
Yin was one of this year's eight 15-30 year-old recipients of The Turning Point - Youth Improvement Award given by The HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre. For the past seven years, we have witnessed amazing efforts of young people to turn their lives around and become law abiding, contributing members of society.  
What we have learnt is that companions matter. Whether friends, family, teachers, colleagues or social workers, the support and encouragement of companions, with their guidance, can make a big difference.

We ae so grateful too the Lions Club of Tusen Wan for its continued support for the Award, and the Correctional Department for some of the nominations. 
Why don't you too become a companion for young people who have reached a turning point in their lives? Sometimes all it takes is a word of kindness or  an embrace of acceptance; and you will see how great the change can be.

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Enquiries Lee Lok-man 2396 4711 

Online course on the art of mindful living
Aim to equip social workers and professional helpers with the knowledge and techniques of Mindfulness Born Peace and Happiness (MBPH) integrated with clinical psychology, in order to lead a joyful life and provide deepened support for their clients
Date Every Saturday between 22 August and 10 October 2020
Time 9:30am - 11:30am
Instructor Ms Jenny Chan, Breathe and Smile Mindbody Wellbeing Centre
Funded by HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme
Organized by HKFYG Wellness Mind Centre
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Enquiries Wong Ying-ying wmc@hkfyg.org.hk

Diversified support for young entrepreneurs  
Save the dates
●  20 August Meet the Mentor on digital marketing with Mr Ivan So of Hdcourse Ltd and Mr Wayne Chu of Google HK 
●  24 August Business Talk on inbound marketing with Mr Ivan So and famous online marketing player Mr Shek Ka-wai 
●  25 August Business Clinic for F&B businesses with Mr Calvin Tse of Kam Kee Holdings Ltd and Mr Jeff Law of Topsoya  
Funded by Google.org 
Supported by Youth Business International 
Organized by HKFYG Social Innovation and Youth Business Unit
More details sic.hkfyg.org.hk
Enquiries May Lee 3595 0945

"Sea" you again STEM Friday! - Ocean explorer 101
Goal to introduce ship related science and marine engineering
Programme includes Facebook live science shows and an online powered boat making workshop
Date 7, 14, 21 and 28 August 2020
Target participants P.4 to S.3 students
Supported by Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board
Organized by HKFYG Centre for Creative Science and Technology
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Enquiries Kelvin Au 2561 6149

HKFYG Leadership Institute Midsummer Salon
Programme includes learning kit, 4 sessions of live sharing and workshops, group discussion led by young leaders, and e-networking with community leaders
Date 7, 11, 14 and 18 August 2020 
Participants S.3 - S.6 (Grade 9 - 12) students
Feedback participants were enabled to look into health equity in different dimensions, and were thrilled in meeting and exchanging thoughts with local and global guests, who inspired them to react to major global risk and act as a future leader
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Supported by CUHK Institute of Health Equity
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Enquiries Sharon Tang 2169 0255