Shaping Sustainable Leaders: Exploring Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Innovative Solutions


In response to the rapid development of information technology and the rise of digital technology, traditional learning methods are no longer adequate for young people to comprehend the world and stay abreast of the latest advancements. To address this, we have designed a specialized 10-day “Shaping Sustainable Leaders: Exploring Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Innovative Solutions” Summer School for students in Forms 1 to 4. This program aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the present state of sustainable development and encourages them to explore innovative perspectives within their communities.

This course is designed to empower young people with systematic information skills and provides a hands-on learning experience in social innovation. With a 4-day, 3-night field trip to Taiwan, students witness sustainable development practices and create impactful visual stories.



The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups


Target group:

Students from Form 1 to 4


Project Description:

  • 3-Day Social Innovation Training Workshops (Hong Kong)
  • 4-Day Field Trip in Taipei
  • Consultations with Professionals (Hong Kong)
  • Achievement Sharing and Closing Ceremony (Hong Kong)

The course incorporates design thinking training to address the challenges and needs of sustainable development. Students will enhance their problem-solving skills and propose innovative solutions. They will acquire digital skills and video production techniques to create short videos (2-3 minutes) that document and promote sustainable development, aiming to increase public awareness of certain social issues.

Students will learn to use storytelling techniques and elements in videos to convey the importance of sustainable development. They will research for engaging stories, presenting them concisely and impactfully to raise awareness and interest in social issues.

Students apply the social innovation knowledge and skills learned in the course, combine them with field experiences, and continuously improve their videos through consultations with professional mentors. Ultimately, they will present their work at a results sharing session. There is an opportunity for their work to be shared and disseminated on the Hong Kong Youth Association’s social media platforms, thereby expanding its influence and raising awareness and action on sustainable development issues among a wider audience.


Programme Objectives:

  1. Unveiling Taipei’s Sustainability: Discover Taiwan’s sustainable development and learn about practical social innovation practices within the city.
  1. The Big Bang of Ideas: Inspire creative thinking and foster innovation in students, encouraging them to view problems from multiple angles and propose innovative solutions.
  1. Storytelling on Camera: Teach students to create meaningful video clips using simple tools and post-production techniques, enabling them to tell stories and share their perspectives through visuals.
  1. Media Magician: Elevate students’ digital skills, empowering them with the magical techniques of video shooting and editing to enhance the artistic and expressive qualities of their visuals.
  1. Unity x Charisma: Inspire teamwork and collaboration among students, fostering effective cooperation to achieve shared goals. Expand social circles, connecting students with like-minded peers.
  2. Experiential Learning Journey: Combine interactive activities, field trips, and internships to provide students with hands-on learning experiences and an exciting journey of knowledge exploration.


Event details (subject to the latest notification of schedule changes)

  • 3-Day Social Innovation Training Workshops

Venue: The HKFYG Social Innovation and Youth Business Unit (Room B-E, 11/F, Genesis, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong)

3-Day Social Innovation Training Workshops will be as follows:

Date Time Morning Session Afthernoon Session
29 July, 2024 (Mon) 10:00-17:30
  • Orientation And Ice-Breaking Activities, Self-Discovery and Personality Analysis
  • Digital Marketing and Content Design Workshop
30 July, 2024 (Tue)
  • Design Thinking Workshop
  • Creating solutions to address social issues and needs
31 July, 2024 (Wed)
  • Basic Video Production Workshop
  • Social Innovation Short Film Sharing
  • Briefing Session: 4-Day Trip in Taipei


  • 4-Day Field Trip in Taipei

Reference itinerary:

Date Event
1 – 4 August, 2024 (Thur to Sun)
  • Chung Tai Environmental Education Resource Center
    Learn to turn waste into valuable resources and participate in the “From Waste to Gold” DIY activity. Promote the importance of resource recycling and reuse.
  • Shimen Wind Power Station (Shimen Windmill Park)
    Discover Taiwan’s first operational commercial wind turbine and learn about the significance and application of renewable energy.
  • Yehliu Geopark
    Visit the natural geological classroom. Enjoy spectacular scenery, including the “Beehive”, the “Ginger Rocks”, and the “Sea Candles”.
  • Taipower Exhibit Center in Northern Taiwan
    Visit to learn about nuclear power and explore renewable energy sources through interactive exhibits.
  • Shilin Night Market, Raohe Street Night Market
    Experience the night market culture, taste the local cuisine and interact with the local community.
  • National Museum of Marine Science & Technology
    Students learn about marine biotechnology and gain insights into marine ecology and conservation through hands-on experiences with marine organisms.
  • Jiufen Old Street (山城巡禮)
    Explore the features of Jiufen, such as the stone houses, felt roofs, and narrow alleyways.
  • Gold Museum, New Taipei City Government
    Learn about the natural ecology and cultural heritage of the Jinguashi area, as well as how to properly preserve these valuable resources.
  • Bali Refuse Incineration Plant
    Gain an understanding of the operation of an incineration plant and the importance of environmental protection.


  • Consultations with Professionals

The course offers instruction from professional mentors who will guide the learning and video production progress. They will provide expert advice and assist students in refining their final video projects.


  • Achievement Sharing and Closing Ceremony

Students will apply the social innovation knowledge and skills learned in the course, combine them with field experiences, and continuously improve their videos with guidance from professional mentors. They will present their final works at a sharing session and have the opportunity to share and spread their projects on the social media platforms of HKFYG, creating greater awareness and action towards sustainable development issues.


Certificate of Completion:

Upon fulfillment of 80% attendance or more, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.


Programme Fees:

Application Fee HKD 100 Refundable Deposit

  • Eligible applicants will be invited to an interview
  • The interviewees will receive a refund of the deposit
Classes Fee Standard Fee: HKD 9,000

School Nomination: HKD 7,800


  • Travelling and accommodation for 4 days 3 nights in Taipei
  • All learning materials and resources
School Nominations An original copy of the School Nomination Letter should be submitted to the Secretariat

Important Notes:

  1. The programme fee includes three days and two nights of visits, accommodation, transportation, and all other activities. If you miss any of the activities in the plan, the tour fee will not be refunded;
  2. Basic travel insurance is included in the tour price, participants may purchase additional insurance if needed;
  3. The above charges do not include the price difference between single rooms;
  4. If the number of participants changes or the participant specifically requests additional services such as meals and transportation, the participant shall be charged separately.



Subsidies are provided for outstanding applicants in financial need and are only available to Hong Kong residents studying in local secondary schools.

Subsidy applicants MUST provide: A nomination letter written by the principal of his/ her current school.

  • Applicants who have been accepted will receive a “School Nomination Fee” of HKD 7,800 to participate in the event.


Refund Policy:

  • The event fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of cancellation due to severe weather conditions, the relevant activities will be rescheduled.


Application schedule:

Online Briefing Session (Click here to register) 24 April 2024 (Wed) 5:00pm

29 May 2024 (Wed) 5:00pm

5 June 2024 (Wed) 5:00pm

Application Deadline (Application Form) 12 June 2024 (Wed)
Screening Interview 25 June 2024 (Tue)/ 26 June 2024 (Wed)
Social Innovation Training Workshop

(3-day full-day course – 6 sessions in total)

29 July – 31 July 2024 (Mon to Wed)
The Taiwan Sustainable Development and Cultural Exploration Tour

(4 Days 3 Nights)

1 August – 4 August 2024 (Thur to Sun)
Consultations with Professionals 7 August – 8 August 2024 (Wed to Thur)
Achievement Sharing and Closing Ceremony 16 August 2024 (Fri)

Application Method:

  • Please fill in the application here, and settle the HK$100 application fee deposit payment.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in June
  • Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks after the interview and are required to submit the payment by the specified deadline.



  • Participants with an attendance rate of 80% or above will be issued a certificate of attendance.
  • The organizing committee reserves the right to publish and promote the images, videos, and texts submitted by applicants.
  • The personal data collected for this program, as well as the photos and videos taken during the activities, may be used by the organizing committee for promotional purposes, including but not limited to publications, annual reports, website content, media transmission, and social media. Participants must agree to authorize the copyright of the recorded videos or photos to the organizer.
  • Successfully registered students are required to register as members of the Youth Association and provide their Youth Association membership number.


The organizer reserves the final decision-making power over the event and competition in case of any disputes.


Contact Us:

Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Social Innovation and Youth Business Unit
Phone: 3595 0945 / 3956 8001
Address: 11/F, Units B-E, The Sparkle, 33-35 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Facebook Page: hkfyg.sic