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Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Schoolgirl dares to cross the line at budget forum

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah took 20 questions, many of which were about his plan to award scholarships to 20 students every year to study at universities overseas, and the city's record of underestimating expenditure which has led to years of budget surpluses.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 4:53am

Self-defence a 'last resort'

In the wake of two recent rape cases, women's self-defence is at the top of some minds. But a criminologist says women need to also be aware of their surroundings.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Help your neighbours'

Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups will hold the city's first Neighbourhood Day on January 14 to promote closer ties and greater civic responsibility among residents.

More than 1,500 people, aged 14 to 35, have formed into 50 teams to encourage others to be good neighbours to the needy, as part of a 'Neighbourhood First' project.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Living out his childhood dream

In his first year at Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, Maximilian Wong Mau-chung was told that he could be a partner after 10 years and enjoy the prestige that goes with being an accountant. But this was not what he wanted. After serious consideration, he left his auditing job to become a development officer at the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG).

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The true aims of leadership

We all know leadership is an important part of our daily lives, but not many of us understand the exact meaning of it. This is what the GSLN (Leaders for the New Generation) course aims to teach students.

I took part in the course recently. In the 70-hour course, there were interactive lectures and a challenging camp.

21 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

New school year is a tense time

More than one-third of pupils are dreading the start of the new school year today.

Of 1,182 primary, secondary and university pupils polled by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups last month, about 34 per cent said they felt anxious and tense at the thought of returning to their classrooms.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

English still important

Speaking and reading English outside the classroom is key to gaining confidence in using the language, a youth group said, after its survey found a lack of confidence is putting many young people off.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

More than half of HK's students use private tuition, survey finds

The number of students who use tutors has almost doubled since 1996, a survey has found, with 15 per cent paying more than HK$1,500 a month for the services.

The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups last month interviewed 521 students from Primary Five to Form Seven, and 56.7 per cent said they had taken tutorial classes in the past six months.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Dancers strut their stuff

Twelve budding hip hop dance groups competed in the finals of an annual territory-wide competition this week.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Films offer a glimpse of life on mainland

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

To celebrate the landmark, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups is organising a series of events to help local teenagers gain a better understanding of the mainland.

The programme comprises four parts, and the film festival is one of its highlights.

27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

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