YDC Youth Ambassadors Programme
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Government and the then Commission on Youth upgraded the International Youth Exchange Programme to the “Youth Ambassadors in Celebration of the Establishment of the HKSAR Programme” (20A YA Programme) in 2017, with a view to engaging young people and encouraging their active participation in various celebration events and activities. Opportunities were provided for Hong Kong youth to broaden their horizons and international perspectives through overseas exchanges.
In view of the successful experience and the positive feedback from both the youth and relevant stakeholders, the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) and Youth Development Commission (YDC) has launched the “YDC Youth Ambassadors Programme” (YA Programme) on a regular basis since 2019. The YA Programme recruits 100 Youth Ambassadors (YAs) each year, with an aim to identify and nurture youth with strong commitment and passion for serving the Hong Kong community. All YAs will receive dedicated training, including core-skills training, and visits/exchanges outside Hong Kong. YAs may participate in large-scale or international events and activities organised by government bureaux and departments, such as international conferences, exhibitions, celebration events etc. YAs may also be tasked to organise social service activities for the community. In addition, YAs with outstanding performance may be selected to receive advanced training from acclaimed tertiary institutes outside Hong Kong.
Further, the “Youth Ambassadors Alumni Association” has been set up under the Programme to provide a platform for the YAs of previous years to keep in close contact, share their experience as “mentors” with the incumbent YAs and continue their active participation in large-scale government events/activities as well as social services activities organised by YAs.
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