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HKYWCA attended the annual CLAP for Youth @ JC Conference

The two-day annual CLAP for Youth @ JC Conference was held in late June, with the theme “Youth-centred Career Development and Intervention: Towards Enabling Community”. The Association’s Career and Life Adventure Planning Service Team (HK & Outlying Islands) (CLAP team) exchanged ideas with teachers, scholars, social workers etc. in the conference.

HKYWCA’s CLAP team shared their work in Tung Chung in one of the parallel sessions. The Association understands well the interaction between young people and the social resources is the key to turn the community into an enabling environment. Therefore, the team did a research on the relationship between youth’s leisure activities and career planning in 2015-16. This year, based on the research result, the team designed a series of life-career planning services with the goal to build an enabling community. It was found that the lack of social resources in Tung Chung was not as serious as the public imagined. How to ensure the young people get in touch with and make good use of the resources is the issue. The team hence encouraged stakeholders including employers, NGOs, religious organisations etc. to contribute to the healthy growth of the young generation. A win-win situation can be obtained when two-way communication is successfully set up and mutual aid is possible.

The Association’s CLAP team also joined the Youth Forum on the first day. Handmade product workshop and Korea trip participants shared their experience and what they benefited from the activities respectively, and encouraged the audience to take a bold step to face unknown challenges.

The annual conference was ended with the recognition ceremony held on the second day, to thank the participating corporates and organisations for their contribution to the programme. HKYWCA’s partners include Well Core Limited, Youth Square, FLAIR IRON, Tao Yan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong, and New Way Experience Association Limited.






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