Kids4Kids Powered By Youth Forum
Posted by Peter MUIR
Kids4Kids – a Hong Kong-based NGO that empowers all youth to be socially responsible and community conscious – will be hosting its annual Powered By Youth Forum on November 12 and 19 at Australian International School Hong Kong.
Powered by Youth Forum focuses on developing well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders who excel in taking action and bringing change. It is currently the only youth event in Hong Kong that builds local community-led action from a global perspective of the UN’s Global Goals. Secondary school students learn from inspiring keynote speakers and work with professional facilitators in both skill- and issue-based workshops. Groups then transfer their new found powers and passion into creating their own Community Act!on Projects, and pitch to a judging panel for a chance to bring their ideas to life with up to HK$5,000. Successful projects join Act!on for a Cause and are allocated a Kids4Kids mentor to help deliver the project over January to June 2017 and measure its impact.
Why Powered By Youth? An unprecedented number of world leaders recently emphasized the role of youth in shaping a better future in their national statements during the UN General Assembly. 59 countries highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international peace and security. Take action now and be a part of this world-changing movement.
DC students can get a discount to this event – please see Mr Muir if you are interested.