Youth Support and Services
Youth Outreach Services
104. To better tackle the growing problem of juvenile gangs, we plan to set up additional youth outreach teams in Tseung Kwan O, Ma On Shan and Tung Chung. With the additional teams, we can reach out to more youths at risk, counsel them and refer them to other mainstream services.
Hostels for Single Youths
105. Some NGOs are concerned about the aspiration of working youths to have their own living space. Apart from providing youth services, they want to use part of the land granted to them by the Government for “Government, Institution or Community” use to build hostels for youths. The Government will actively support their plans.
Temporary Work Opportunities for Young People
106. In 2008, a total of 3 000 temporary work opportunities were provided through NGOs for young people aged between 15 and 29 as a special youth employment support measure during the economic downturn. Under the original plan, the scheme was due to end in March next year. We will extend these work opportunities for one more year to allow young people more time to equip themselves and let service units make necessary adjustments.