Barter-based art fair launched

Scott Chan (left), Helen Kwok (centre) and Lyann Chan with some items they have made for exchange at YMCA's DIY Art Appreciation Stalls. Photo: David Wong

It looks like any flea market at first sight - assorted books, crafts, faded treasures and oddities. But anyone visiting the YMCA's DIY Art Appreciation Stalls event in Tsim Sha Tsui today will soon notice a difference.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 5:05pm

Leaders of tomorrow

Leadership skills are highly valued as the world becomes more complex and challenging. Developing these skills at an early age can lead to greater opportunities for young people in their studies, community service involvement or future careers.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to become a happy camper this summer

With the school year almost over, Shea Stanley is fast sharpening her summer camp savvy. She's been searching for the ideal camp for her 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Tatum. With a smorgasbord of choices, Stanley is planning on school camp, ballet camp, swim classes and 'perhaps something new; we are looking at gymnastics'.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

school news

Vocational Training Council Youth College

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK children are not spoilt brats, says YMCA

Young Hongkongers have an unfair reputation for being spoiled and unable to take care of themselves, according to a survey that found only a small minority fit the stereotype.

More than 90 per cent of children said they were capable of basic skills such as cleaning and grooming themselves and managing their homework.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

school news

Australian International School

Budding chefs went head-to-head at Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK) in the final of its Junior Master Chef competition on November 9. The cooking started at 4pm and all entrants had to submit their dishes by 6pm, when the judging took place.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

HK referees trained

Two English Premier League referees, Mike Dean and Phil Dowd, put 20 amateur Hong Kong officials through their paces on a refereeing training course.

The duo took part in a Premier Skills course at YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College, Tung Chung, as part of the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lessons in leadership

Children in Hong Kong spend much of their time acquiring knowledge and practical skills at school and in a variety of extra-curricular classes.

There is often little opportunity for them to develop their sense of independence, personal awareness and level of self-confidence.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Seeking solutions

About 1,000 youth ambassadors from 125 countries gathered in Hong Kong to discuss young people's role in helping to solve pressing global problems.

The 17th World Council of YMCAs was held at the Wu Kai Sha Youth Village from July 17-24. It was the first time the city had hosted the conference, which is held every four years.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Same old organisation, so Y the US name change?

They say branding is everything, especially when the competition is getting tough. In an era of Twitter and SMS, companies need to fit their messages in bite-size spaces, according to the experts.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

YMCA mentors to help teens say no

The Chinese YMCA is launching an anti-drug programme in Eastern District that aims to tackle the drug problem among teenagers at its roots.

The government has given each district HK$500,000 to tackle youth drug use, and Eastern District will use the money to fund the Chinese YMCA's Soar Higher Project.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Honesty is the best policy, children say

Children see honesty as the most desirable personal trait, a survey has found. Just over half of 1,467 children in Primary Four to Six in six Sha Tin schools said they valued honesty the most in their personal conduct, followed by wisdom. The Chinese YMCA, which conducted the survey last month, said the results showed children were concerned about corruption in society.

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Funding for institute in Legco's hands

The redevelopment of the Sports Institute will be postponed if the administration fails to secure the necessary funding of HK$1.8 billion before the Legislative Council's summer recess in July.

There has been an increase of HK$400 million in construction fees on the initial proposal made in the 2006 Policy Address, but the government still wants the project to go ahead.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Taste of the working world

More than 300 young people gained first-hand experience of daily operations at different workplaces in an eight-week summer training programme.

The youth programme, jointly organised by McDonald's and the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, was designed to give participants an idea of how the working world operates and a chance to hone their leadership skills.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Writers get their break

A GROUP OF young Hong Kong writers have called for more support from publishers and more opportunities to publish their books.

More than 20 writers are showcasing their work at the YMCA Youth Creative DIY Books Festival at Kubrick in Yau Ma Tei.

Despite the writers' talent, they have had difficulty finding the right publishers.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am