We are 60!

In Chinese traditional culture, 60 years marks one full cycle of life and so the 60th birthday is considered an auspicious start to a new life cycle. This holds true too for The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

The Federation's 60th Annual General Meeting was held yesterday, 15 October 2020, commemorating a milestone of long and dedicated service to Hong Kong's youth. Over the past six decades, we have faced numerous challenges that have impacted the lives of young people, and this year, 2020, was especially and unprecedentedly so! However, we have stood side-by-side with generation after generation, offering them care, assistance, encouragement and opportunities to grow and thrive.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support of our Patron, as well as all our partners and friends. They have trusted us to carry out our services and they have encouraged us when things have not been easy. We have no adequate words to express our deepest appreciation, except to humbly say, "Thank you".

As we expectantly look forward to the next 60 years, this is our invitation: please continue your partnership with us, so that together we may ensure that every generation will grow to be dutiful and respectful, sincere and caring contributing members of the community.

Check out the Federation's latest Annual Report 
Enquiries Brenda Yip 3755 7101

HKFYG co-organizes the Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club
Goals To encourage Hong Kong youth to contribute to local conservation and education, gain related knowledge and experience and develop all-round soft skills 
Activities include
●  The Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Ambassador Scheme: 50 youth will receive generic skill training, and then take part in a series of conservation events, carnival and eco tour
●  The Ocean Park Conservation Chill Club Marketing Contest 2021: 8 teams of youth will receive media production training, and then compete in exciting marketing missions!
Period September 2020 to June 2021
Target participants Youth aged 17-29
More details click here
Enquiries Olivia Chiu 3586 8466

Winners of The HKFYG English Public Speaking Contest 2020 shining on national stage
Event Grand Final of the annual "21st Century Cup" National English Speaking Competition
●  Peony Sham (Sha Tin College): champion in the Junior High Category 
●  Jason Wong (Diocesan Boys' School): first runner-up in the Senior High Category
●  Sian Lee (G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College) and Jodie Li (St. Paul's Co-educational College): first prize in their respective categories
Date 5 - 7 October 2020
Organized by China Daily and co-organized by the HKFYG
Calling all Hong Kong youth to enroll in The HKFYG English Public Speaking Contest 2021 for a chance to be heard and learn from peers, and benefit from exclusive pre-contest training 
More details leadershipinstitute.hk/eps
Enquiries Sharyn Ng 2169 0255

The "Hong Kong 200" Leadership Project 2020 
Goals The leadership development programme aims to enhance the capability and sense of social responsibility of high-potential young leaders, highlighting the importance of "Future Skills" in tackling challenges and giving back to the community in the new normal 
Activities include dialogue series with innovators, social experiential simulations, leadership training workshops, job shadowing programme and overseas learning opportunities 
Period December 2020 to August 2021
Target participants S.4 - S.6 students 
Funded by HSBC 
Organized by The HKFYG Leadership Institute 
Application deadline 23 October 2020 
More details click here
Enquiries Kylie Wan 2169 0255


Youth I.D.E.A.S. think tank latest report No. 52 on Maximizing the Advantages of Flexible Working Arrangements
Major findings
●  43.4% of respondents hoped that their employers would implement flexible working hours 
●  The majority of respondents agreed, with an average score of 6.89 out of 10, that flexible working arrangements could enable employees to achieve a work-life balance
●  21.1% of respondents said that their employers have implemented flexible working hours before the Covid-19 pandemic, while 12.7% have allowed them to work from home, but only 18.2% of respondents could work from home during the pandemic 
●  Experts from the business sector pointed out that flexible working arrangements are difficult to be implemented if corporates do not have sufficient human and financial resources to upgrade their infrastructures 
Major recommendations
●  Enhancing the Distance Business Programme 
●  Reviewing the existing labour laws to provide better protection for the employees concerned 
●  Repositioning the Family Council and improving Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme to promote family-friendly work arrangements 
●  Setting up employee-based indicators to measure the effectiveness of the implementation of flexible working arrangements 
Onsite survey between 14-22 June 2020 with 521 full-time working respondents aged 20 - 39  
Responsible group Livelihood group 
Full results and recommendations in Chinese click here
Enquiries Adam Choi 3755 7042