Plan International Hong Kong – City University of Hong Kong ‘Girls Get Equal’ Youth Conference 2019 Open for Application

(Application Deadline: 10 July 2019, Wednesday)

Plan International Hong Kong has organised Youth Conference since 2015 with the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong for local young people to meet, reflect and exchange ideas on international issues, especially girls’ situation in low income countries, through desktop research, discussion, public speaking, and poster design.

Plan International is one of the world’s leading development organisations specifically focusing on children, with expertise on girls’ rights. ‘Girls Get Equal’ is a global social change campaign of Plan International to advance children’s rights and equality for girls – especially girls’ equal power, freedom, and respect.‘Youth Conference 2019’ will continue to encourage and inspire young people to speak out in support of girls’ rights, to nurture global citizenship, and to become powerful forces for change in their communities. Youth Conference 2019 will also include ‘University Section’ with participants from the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong.

Invite applications from students of Form 3 or above to join the Secondary School Section

Students of Form 3 or above in this academic year (2018-2019) from the same school/organisation can form teams to participate in the ‘Secondary School Section’, each team should consist of 3 to 4 students. Longlisted teams will be invited to attend the interview to be held on 13 or 20 July 2019 (Sat), not more than 13 teams will be selected to participate in the youth conference to be held on 28 September 2019 (Sat). The students will act as representatives of low income countries to introduce local girls’ situation and make suggestions for improvement. Students are required to join two training workshops on 3 August (Sat) and 17 August (Sat) to enhance the knowledge of global citizenship and girls’ issues, as well as desktop research and presentation skills, through the advice of professionals. Participants will also visit and use the collections of the library of City University of Hong Kong. Training workshops and conference are full-day activities which will be held in the City University of Hong Kong.


The award scheme for is listed as follows:

  • Best Presentation Team – Champion
  • Best Presentation Team – Merit (Secondary School Section only)
  • Best Presenter

All participants who have fulfilled the attendance requirements will receive a certificate of participation and Youth Conference 2019 T-shirt.

‘Youth power- Best Campaign Award’

To unleash students’ creativity and let them experience how to promote messages through marketing communication strategies with creative approaches, ‘Youth power- Best Campaign Award’ will be included at the pre-conference workshop. Each team will be given training and consultation on using digital technologies and social media for social campaigns. Under the guidance of professionals, participants of the practical training will transform their Youth Conference research into social campaigns to raise public awareness towards girls’ issues in developing countries.One awarded team (max 4 persons) will be fully sponsored to participate the “Be a Change-maker 2020”,with training workshops, 7-day experiential trip, site visits to Plan International Child Development and Protection Projects, as well as community seed project in Hong Kong


Free of charge. Refreshment and lunch will be provided at the 3 full-day events.

Adjudicators/ Workshop speakers

Application Method

Download Application Form Download Invitation Letter

Completed application form and student information sheets should be submitted to Plan International Hong Kong through one of the following methods by 10 July 2019  (Tuesday). Please specify ‘Youth Conference’.

  • By post: Room 201, Marina House, 68 Hing Man Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong (ATTN: Ms. Tsau Jin Cheng)
  • Fax: 2893 3619
  • Email: [email protected]
Important dates

Deadline of application: 10 July 2019 (Wed)

Interview: 13 or 20 July 2019 (Sat)

Training workshops (full day): 3 August (Sat) and 17 August 2019 (Sat)

Mock Practice Session: 7 September 2019 (Sat)

Youth Conference (full day): 28 September 2019 (Sat)

‘Youth power- Best Campaign Award’

Team Consultation: 12 October 2019 (Sat)

Launch posts on Plan International Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram: 21-25 October (Mon-Fri)

Results announcement of ‘Youth Power – Best Campaign Award’: 6 November 2019 (Wed)

For enquiries, please call Ms. Tsau Jin Cheng, Youth Engagement and Education Officer of Plan International Hong Kong at 3405 5322 or email [email protected]

Media Coverage

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