Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

Schoolgirl dares to cross the line at budget forum

John Tsang Chun-wah was well prepared but was caught off-guard by some curly questions from students. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

What's on in Hong Kong

Dance Time

Polytechnic University Student Union Drama Club presents its annual performance.

When: March 26 and 27, 7.30pm

Where: HK PolyU Jockey Club Auditorium

Tickets: HK$60 (HK$70 for adults) from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288

Sing out loud

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Majority of youths back tests

Most city youths claim to support government drug-testing plans, but nearly half say they would not inform on drug-using friends, a study found. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups found 71 per cent of 306 youths backed plans to allow police to test people suspected of drug use. The charity said youngsters needed encouragement to help friends by reporting any drug use.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's report 'Torch-bearing hopefuls cross 300 mark ... and counting' on page A4, it was incorrectly stated that Coca-Cola and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups were jointly sponsoring the Olympic Torch-bearer Nomination Campaign. The federation is not a sponsor but an honorary partner of the campaign. The error was introduced in the editing process.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Camps show how it's done

To lure young people out of their air-conditioned homes and into the sun, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) has organised two sporting camps this summer.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Apply your business skills

Hong Kong's annual Lunar New Year fairs are crowded with teenagers who want some festive fun amid the crush of people.

Some stalls at the fairs are hosted by young people who see a valuable chance to put their business knowledge into practice.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am