Feature Articles

South to South Exchange Visit on FPAHK’s Youth-centred SRHR Programs and Services

Ref Number: ESEAOR201406

  • Date1 Jun 2014
  • Category FPA Message
  • Targets Youth
  • AuthorFPAHK
  • Topic Others

5 youths from Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines visited FPAHK on 12-14 May 2014 to learn about our youth-friendly services, activities and facilities. They were briefed on our wide range of youth SRH services including counseling, health care, and sexuality education. They toured the FPA Jockey Club Youth Zone and had fun trying out the interactive installations in our Activity and Resource Centre. They also enjoyed visiting the Teen Bean Mobile Classroom and Youth Health Care Centres in Wanchai and Mongkok. They interacted with some of our peer counsellors and peer educators and learned about a variety of youth activities such as email counselling and our TOP (termination of pregnancy) supporter project. During a discussion with some of our longer-serving youth volunteers, views on youth participation and governance were shared. The youth also attended a meeting of our Youth Volunteer Service Fund and observed how the youth volunteers were empowered in the planning, allocation and monitoring of funds.

Evaluation feedback from the participants was positive and encouraging. We hope that this exchange visit helped to broaden their approach towards reaching out to more young people and sustaining their interests in their own countries.