The Commission on Youth is an advisory body to advise the Government on youth matters with the objectives of promoting positive values among young people; enhancing their understanding of Chinese culture and heritage; encouraging their participation in voluntary and community work; broadening their international perspective; and promoting leadership training.
Home Affairs Bureau has launched the Funding Scheme for International Youth Exchange to provide more international exchange opportunities for young people to broaden their horizons. The Scheme subsidises, in the form of a matching grant, non-profit-making organisations, statutory bodies or charitable organisations to organise international youth exchange activities, including outbound, bilateral and multilateral exchange activities, for youth aged between 15 and 29 in Hong Kong to have in-depth exchange with overseas young people.
The Board of Management of The Chinese Permanent Cemeteries invited Home Affairs Bureau and the Commission to set up the “Funding Scheme on Life Education for Young People” (the Scheme) to support non-governmental organisations to organise activities on life education. The aim of the Scheme is to promote Chinese traditional values among youth aged 12 to 29, in order to enhance their proper knowledge and positive attitude towards life.
Other than conducting regular meetings to deliberate on youth matters and make recommendations to the Government, from time to time the Commission also undertakes research and studies on matters pertaining to youths. You can browse this website for the related research reports and surveys in order to understand the views of other young people.
Besides, the Commission sponsors community organisations in organising study tours to the Mainland, through the Community Participation Scheme for Organising Study Tours to the Mainland, to enhance Hong Kong youth's awareness and understanding of their home country, foster exchange with Mainland people and strengthen the youth's sense of national identity.
To provide opportunities for young people in Hong Kong to broaden their horizons and give them an international perspective, the Commission also organises International Youth Exchange Programme for people aged between 18 and 24 who want to become a Hong Kong Youth Delegate. The successful candidates will visit an overseas country, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan or Singapore.
For more information, you can visit the Youth Resource Centre located in Chai Wan for other reference books, reports, videos and periodicals related to youth.
Situated in Chai Wan, Youth Square is a project commissioned by the Home Affairs Bureau. Since open by phases from mid-2009, it provides a perfect venue complete with comprehensive facilities for young people to fully explore and develop their potential.
What are the major rights of youth? What should be the principles and ideals for youth development? Take a look at the Charter for Youth. If you agree to what it says, please show your support by becoming a subscriber and endeavour to realise those principles.
The theme of this Session is Population Policy and Youth Development, and the guest is Mrs Carrie Lam, The Chief Secretary for Administration.
The $300 million Child Development Fund set up by the Government in 2008 encourages children aged between 10 and 16 from a disadvantaged background to plan for the future, develop an asset-building habit and accumulate financial assets as well as non-financial assets, through which promotes the longer-term personal development of these children.