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 to Stay & Build!
Our Stay & Build Journey
November- December 2021
Breaking ground within the policy sphere
GIFT's one-of-a-kind initiative led to the successful inception and subsequent implementation of the assigned pilot projects. Through the program's unique structure, a diverse set of individuals came together to develop pilot solutions with partners that address pressing social issues.
- Participants presented their pilot plans at a presentation to Project Partners and a diverse group of stakeholders on 3 December 2021.
- Their submissions are detailed in the 2021 Stay & Build Final Report.
Our Pilot Solutions
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
Cultivating hope for the future through deepening a sense of purpose
Countering pessimism to inspire a can-do spirit and drive positive culture change
Inspiring personal ownership of solutions, instead of problems
Who can join?
Young professionals (5-10 years experience)
from business, government, civil society, & academia.
Applications for the 2021 Stay & Build Programmge have now closed.
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