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Barter-based art fair launched

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