Stay & Build

Engaging Hong Kong's next generation to build the future we need​​

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Why Now?


of youth wish to leave Hong Kong, according to a CUHK poll


of university-educated under 35’s plan to pursue work elsewhere

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For those who are unwilling to accept
the negativity and threat of an exodus…

It is time to Stay and Build!

Low economic mobility. Lack of promising employment opportunities. Unaffordable housing. Political uncertainty. Mental and physical health concerns.

These are real problems. But they are not insurmountable.

The solutions Hong Kong needs must come from the next generation. Actively participating in building their future instils a sense of purpose and inspiration. It unleashes untapped potential. As an employer, sponsor, partner, community leader, your support and engagement is vital.

Over the past 7 years, through our annual Young Leaders Programme (YLP), GIFT has facilitated the creation of a body work overflowing with promising ideas for the future of Hong Kong.

Now, in a fresh, accessible, and empowering new format, GIFT is enabling young professionals to construct their future. Join us for the inaugural Stay & Build!

Read more about STAY & BUILD

Leaving Hong Kong isn’t the answer. Staying and building a new one is                                           

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Don’t Write Hong Kong’s Obituary Just Yet  


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Hong Kong’s Young People Can Be Trusted With the City’s Future. Give Them a Stake, and a Chance

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Stay & Build Hong Kong

But How?

Focused on implementation of practical pilot schemes and initiatives, Stay & Build consists of 7 intensive days of learning, questioning, collaborating, ideating and designing. 

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Programme Structure

3 Days
17-19 Nov 2021, Wed-Fri
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Classroom-based learning
2 Days
25-26 Nov 2021, Thurs-Fri
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Site Visits & Stakeholder Engagement
2 Days
2-3 Dec 2021, Thurs-Fri
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Producing Proposals & Action Plans 

Project Scope

Participants will be involved in the planning to piloting of the following initiatives.
At the end of the programme, your plans would be submitted to various stakeholders to be championed and executed.
Throughout the process, you will practice and sharpen your leadership skills, work with a variety of industry professionals while producing a meaningful output for the betterment of Hong Kong.

Our Project Partners

Participants will get to collaborate with these organisations on projects aimed at addressing Hong Kong’s biggest challenges.
Stay tuned for more partners!

          hong kong housing societyhong kong federation of youth groupsCASE-2-LOGO

land education foundation      farmacy

Breaking Ground for Community Sports & Wellness Hubs

Prioritising Local Food Production for Health & Sustainability

Co-designing Public Open Space for Enhanced Liveability

Launching a Platform for Open & Constructive Dialogue

Expanding Caregiving for Dignified Ageing in Place

For further information on the projects please refer to the Project Supplement below

Personal Benefits

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Cultivating hope for the future through deepening a sense of purpose 
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Countering pessimism to inspire a can-do spirit and drive positive culture change
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Inspiring personal ownership of solutions, instead of problems
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Hands-on experience managing team dynamics
to produce outcomes
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Embracing a strategic mindset and
honing critical thinking skills
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Stay & Build Hong Kong


Module One: 17-19 Nov 2021, Wed-Fri
Site Visits: 25-26 Nov 2021, Thurs-Fri
Module Two: 2-3 Dec 2021, Thurs-Fri

Who can join?

Young professionals (5-10 years experience)

from business, government, civil society, & academia. 

Programme Fee


Waiting is not an option, get involved now!


Pay for one spot, sponsor one spot


Enquire now to apply for sponsorship

To enquire, please email Steven Yuen at or book a call
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