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Introduction to the Hong Kong Museum of ArtEstablished in 1962, the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) is the first public art museum in the city, now custodian of an art collection of over 18,800 items, representing the unique cultural legacy of Hong Kong’s connection across the globe. With a Hong Kong viewpoint, HKMoA aspires to refreshing ways of looking at tradition and making art relevant to everyone, creating new experiences and understanding. Purpose of the ProjectIn order to provide visitors with an in-depth understanding of the artworks on display, enrich their experience and enhance their art-appreciation skills, HKMoA’s docents have been providing free guided tours for groups and other members of the public. After the renovation and expansion, HKMoA is now calling for applications for the new docent recruitment and training programme, with the aim of selecting about 100 applicants to attend training sessions.Training sessionsApplicants will be given the opportunity to attend an interview, and those who pass the interview will be required to attend training sessions, which will focus on HKMoA's four core collections: Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, China Trade Art, Modern and Hong Kong Art—as well as professional knowledge regarding tour guiding skills and communication skills, conservation and restoration. At the end of the course, participants will be required to pass an assessment, including a written test, a mock guided tour, and a script-writing exercise. After passing the assessment and completing the internship, participants will officially become HKMoA's docents.Duties of Docents- Attend docent training for current exhibitions.- Lead tours for at least six sessions throughout the year, each session lasting approximately 1 hour (each service includes a travel allowance of approximately HK$200).- Assist in promoting and publicising HKMoA's brand image, including wearing the designated docent attire, and being neat and tidy. The term of appointment will be one year, and it will be renewed based on satisfactory performance.How to apply:Download the application form from the HKMoA website and save the completed form as a PDF or Word document file. Send it, together with a PDF file of proof of academic qualifications and/or credentials, by email to email@example.com (with the title “HKMoA Docent Recruitment 2023 — with your full name”).For programme details, please refer to the Application Note. Deadline for Application:24 Feb 2023 (Friday) at 12:00 noon Below are the videos related to the Hong Kong Museum of Art <br /> <br />
The Chief Executive announced in the 《2022 Policy Address》the launch of the “Youth Participation Initiative” to engage more young people in public affairs and enhance their interaction and trust with the Government. This new Initiative was also mentioned in the Youth Development Blueprint promulgated recently. One of the measures under the Initiative is for the Home Affairs Department to open up certain seats of the District Youth Community Building Committee and District Youth Development and Civic Education Committee to be set up in 18 districts for young people to nominate themselves as members.Self-nomination SchemePeople aged between 16 and 35, and with the commitment to serve the community, are now invited to apply for the Self-nomination Scheme to become members of the District Youth Community Building Committee and District Youth Development and Civic Education Committee set up in 18 districts. Following the principle of meritocracy, the Government aim to, through the Self-nomination Scheme, recruit young people who have strong commitment to serve the community; good understanding of district and youth affairs; and good analytical and communication skills to join the two Committees.How to ApplyPlease submit the application on or before the deadline via one of the following means –1. by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of Self-nomination Scheme; or2. by post to the Home Affairs Department, 30/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Re: “Self-nomination Scheme”) (the postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application). Please make sure that sufficient postage has been paid to avoid unsuccessful delivery; or3. by hand to the Home Affairs Department, 30/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Re: “Self-nomination Scheme”).The application form can be downloaded here. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the above specified means. Application Deadline27 January 2023 (Friday) at 11:59 p.m. EnquiriesEmail Address：email@example.comTelephone Number：2835 1546 For details, please visit the website of Home Affairs Department.
The Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth (“MSSY”) is one of the key initiatives of youth development as set out in the Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address and the Youth Development Blueprint. To engage more young people in public affairs and enhance their interaction and trust with the Government, action is in hand to expand the MSSY, with a view to tripling the number of participating advisory committees from around 60 at present to no less than 180 within the current term of the Government to enhance their functions as talent "incubators". Person aged between 18 and 35, and with the commitment to serve the community, are now invited to apply for MSSY Phase VI and self-nominate to become members of specified government advisory committees. For details, please visit the website of Home and Youth Affairs Bureau. The 20 participating committees for MSSY Phase VI are as follows - 1. Tripartite Taskforce on Manpower Training (Aviation)2. Human Resources Planning Commission3. Trade and Industry Advisory Board4. Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration5. Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel6. Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education7. Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee8. Commission on Children9. Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene10. Steering Committee on Construction Innovation and Technology Fund11. Committee on Promotion of Breastfeeding12. Award Council of the Hong Kong Award for Young People13. Hong Kong Fleet Operation Advisory Committee14. Statistics Advisory Board15. Rehabilitation Advisory Committee16. Stamp Advisory Committee17. Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee18. Sub-committee on Youth and Capacity Building under the Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development19. Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care20. Constitution and Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee Each of the above committees will offer respectively two seats for appointment. The Assessment Panels will consider whether the applicant meets the following three conditions: strong commitment to serve the community; good understanding of the policy area concerned; and good analytical and communication skills. Following the principle of meritocracy, the government aims to, through the MSSY, recruit young people who have the commitment to serve the community and the ability to contribute to the committees concerned for recommending to the relevant bureaux/departments for consideration of appointment. Application Deadline：29 June 2023 (Thu) at 11:59 p.m. Know more about MSSY with the sharing of young appointees! For details, please visit the website of Home and Youth Affairs Bureau.
Although some of the on-ground trainings and events organised by the The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) were cancelled under the pandemic situation, the participants, instructors and volunteers of the programme still found ways to strive for improvement in the Award journey. They shared their extraordinary experience in the "Good stories: Together we walk through this" to spread the positive attitudes and inspire more young people, here are some of the good stories ! [Don't stop learning something at home - Nam Ka Yi] Class suspension does not mean stop learning. Keep going with your Award journey! Miss. Nam Ka Yi, participant of Silver Award, student from Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School demonstrates a good example of continuing the Award at home in this critical time.“Staying at home cannot stop me from doing my Award.” With a flexible and unique system, participants can do the Award anytime anywhere, and it’s totally adjustable! Learning English as her Skills Section, while Kayi is currently unable to attend lessons outside. However, her online learning English experience for Skills Section so far is progressing steadily with her foreign teacher. She also finds this way is much more interesting than having face-to-face lessons. No matter anywhere anytime, continue with The Award journey!All of our lives are in some way affected by this. However, AYP acts as a good platform for young people to step out from their comfort zone with chances of facing challenges. Learning how to step up and keep going with our normal lives are another acquisition of skills for our youth.No matter anywhere anytime, continue with The Award journey! [More than hiking! - Chan Hing Ho] Hiking is not only an outdoor activity for AYPers. Mr. Chan Hing Ho (Ho), with multiple roles including Gold Award Holder, existing AYP expeditions instructor (Hiking & Kayak) and ex-Outward Bound Hong Kong instructor, fully understands the true meaning of hiking. Clean-up rubbish in hiking routes“It’s no doubt that hills and countryside are being polluted harmfully recently. Therefore I decide to clean-up rubbish in some hiking routes with my family and friends as well as influencing my children not to stop learning even class has been suspended, teaching them not to pollute the nature, being environmental-friendly as a responsible hiker.”As AYP expeditions instructor, instead of limiting his mission to provide expeditions guidance for participants in the countryside, on waterways or at the sea, Ho is also being a role model for all of us. Keep up good manner to our lovely nature! [Get well prepared during stay home stay safe period! - Emily, Henry and Dennis] Gold Award Participants Emily, Henry and Dennis from Gold Award Unit (GAU) continue to engage in AYP Service Section in this challenging period. They have participated in Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association Service Programme over the past year and become seminar speakers after a series of training sessions. They advocate the acceptance and support to Guide Dogs through seminars to enhance an inclusive society. As speakers for Guide Dog Seminar‘We can keep preparing for Guide Dog Seminar, fearless of the COVID-19 outbreak impact!’ As seminar speakers, they chose to take this chance to update the Seminar content and wish to further contribute to the development of Guide Dogs service when the epidemic is over. The Hong Kong Award for Young People (AYP) provides opportunity for young people to challenge themselves through leisure activities and voluntary service which they can discover their hidden abilities and gain a special sense of satisfaction and achievement. Young people design their own Award programme, set their own goals, take up trainings and record their progress. Through the challenge of AYP, young people can explore and breakthrough the limit of what they believe they can achieve. >>Click here for more inspirational AYP good stories
Looking for some assistance to help with your homework? No worry, you can raise your questions to the tutors on the Free Online Tutoring Platform provided by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. The instant tutoring services, suitable for all Primary One to Secondary Three students, are supported by volunteers from enterprises, tertiary institutions and senior secondary schools. These tutors have answered more than 2,000 academic questions since the platform has been launched. The tutoring services are now available on Facebook Messenger and LINE, you can raise questions with just a few clicks! Online Tutoring Platforms: Website：https://yvn.hkfyg.org.hk/study/ Facebook Messenger：http://m.me/VNET.HKFYG LINE：https://lin.ee/hsidDa2 Service Hours of the Online Tutoring Services (for Primary One to Secondary Three students): Monday-Friday: 4 P.M. to 10 P.M. Saturday: 12 noon to 6 P.M.
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Youth Development Programme activities, funded by the Home Affairs Department (HAD), are coordinated and implemented by District Youth Programme Committees (DYPC) in the 18 districts. They consist of the following 3 categories of activities: (a) Summer General Activities for summer holidays in the 18 districts; (b) District Youth Activities organised year-round in the 18 districts; and (c) Territory-wide/Cross-district Youth Development Activities organised year-round. Information and event highlights of the activities are listed on the website of HAD. For the DYPCs that have established a website or social media pages, here's a convenient list for you to browse relevant information and enrol in the activities: Wan Chai DYPC Website: http://www.wcdypc.org.hk Facebook Page Islands DYPC Website: http://www.islandsdypc.org Kwai Tsing DYPC Website: http://www.kwtdypc.org.hk Shatin DYPC Website: http://www.stdypc.org.hk Facebook Page Please click here for contact details of other DYPCs.
Youth Development Commission Youth Development Commission (YDC) is established in 2018 to enhance policy co-ordination within the Government. This aims to enable holistic and more effective examination of, and discussion on, issues of concern to young people. The YDC gives specific attention to issues on youth education, career pursuit and home ownership as well as the participation of young people in politics and their engagement in public policy discussion and debate. The YDC is the first Government committee with young members appointed through the Pilot Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth. Details of the members of the YDCIf you want to learn more about information on youth development, you may visit the website of the YDC. You may also look at the related research reports and surveys commissioned by the former Commission on Youth, or visit the Civic Education Resource Centre located in Chai Wan for other reference books, reports, videos and periodicals related to youth. Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth To provide more opportunities for young people to participate in policy discussions, the Government has been committed to appointing more young people to government advisory committees, and have regularised the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth (MSSY) and expanded it to cover more boards and committees. Young people aged between 18 and 35, and with a commitment to serve the community are encouraged to apply for MSSY. For details, please visit the website of Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB). Starting from Phase IV, the number of participating committees has increased from 10 to 15, covering a wider spectrum of policy areas. The 15 participating committees for MSSY Phase V are as follows - 1. Lantau Conservation Fund Advisory Committee 2. Committee on Research and Development of Chinese Medicines 3. Antiquities Advisory Board 4. Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health 5. Hong Kong Logistics Development Council 6. Tourism Strategy Group7. Committee on Venue Partnership 8. Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Advisory Committee 9. Committee on the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities 10. CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee 11. Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education 12. New Energy Transport Fund Steering Committee 13. Advisory Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries 14. Environment and Conservation Fund Committee 15. Advisory Committee on Arts Development Each of the above committees will offer respectively two seats for appointment. The Assessment Panels will consider whether the applicant meets the following three conditions: strong commitment to serve the community; good understanding of the policy area concerned; and good analytical and communication skills. Following the principle of meritocracy, the government aims to, through the MSSY, recruit young people who have the commitment to serve the community and the ability to contribute to the committees concerned for recommending to the relevant bureaux/departments for consideration of appointment. The Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office is responsible for policy research and innovation, co-ordination across bureaux and departments, enhancing public participation in policy formulation as well as rendering assistance in co-ordination work for cross-bureaux policies selected by the senior leadership of the Government. The Office had recruited young people who aspires to pursue a career in policy research as well as policy and project co-ordination on a non-civil service contract basis, so that they can gain experience in public administration, and have more opportunities of direct participation in public policy formulation. Outstanding Youth Commendation Scheme and Outstanding Youth Activity Commendation Scheme In order to give recognition to outstanding young people and related youth programmes, YDC and HYAB had set up Outstanding Youth Commendation Scheme which aims to encourage young people to set targets for their personal development and to actively take part in community building and social services, thus setting an example for other young people; and the Outstanding Youth Activity Commendation Scheme, which aims to give recognition to innovative, purposeful and popular district youth programmes. The scheme hopes to encourage the organisation of more high quality and effective activities to promote youth development in districts. Youth Square Situated in Chai Wan, Youth Square is a project commissioned by HYAB. 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. Child Development Fund 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.