Funding Scheme for Youth Adventure Training Activities (2023-25)
The Government is committed to promoting the diversified development of young people and making different activities available to them to realise their potentials, with a view to fostering a healthy environment conducive to their growth. However, the previous volatile pandemic situation and the prolonged school suspension have impacted the lives and learning patterns of young people. The Chief Executive stated in his 2022 Policy Address that the Government should create opportunities for our children to develop and flourish while nurturing a new generation of young people having an affection for our country and Hong Kong and possessing global perspectives, who will contribute to the country and the city. The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB) has recently published the first edition of the Youth Development Blueprint (the Blueprint) which outlines the principles, objectives and actions of the Government in pursuing youth development. To work towards the direction of the Blueprint, help young people develop positive thinking as well as improve their physical and mental well-being, team spirit and resilience, the HYAB and Youth Development Commission have jointly launched the new “Funding Scheme for Youth Adventure Training Activities” (the Funding Scheme) under the Youth Development Fund to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to provide adventure training activities for young people in support of their healthy personal development.
Missions and Objectives
The Funding Scheme aims to subsidise eligible NGOs to provide adventure training activities of quality and scale for young people in a structured manner. Participants are to, through taking part in adventure training and a series of experiential activities under the progressive guidance and involvement of instructors, encounter various difficulties and challenges, and feel a sense of accomplishment brought by solving problems and overcoming challenges while gaining an experience that transcends everyday life. This is to improve young people’s physical and mental well-being, foster their positive thinking and resilience, foster a sense of discipline and team spirit; and emphasise the importance of cultivating positive values and thinking of young people during their growth and development, to enable them to become a new generation with a sense of ownership and responsibility, and an aspiration and willingness to contribute to the development of the country and of Hong Kong.