FWD donates a brand new YO Street Rover in support of Youth Outreach’s youth engagement project

Hong Kong, 27 October 2015 - FWD donates a brand new 5.5-tonne YO Street Rover to Youth Outreach (“YO”), in support of its outreach service to engage with vulnerable young night drifters throughout Hong Kong. Through a series of positive and popular activities, YO Street Rover aims to help youngsters explore their potential and rebuild confidence. The handover ceremony of YO Street Rover was held on 27th October.

David Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong & Macau and Executive Vice President of Greater China, FWD, said, “We are very pleased to be able to make this meaningful donation which would help YO to more effectively implement its youth outreach project. YO helps youngsters rebuild confidence and unleash their potential, a goal that resonates with FWD’s proactive and energetic approach in encouraging the public to get ready to live and pursue their passions. FWD is committed to realising its corporate social responsibility and will continue to support community services.”

Au King Chi, President, Youth Outreach, said, “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to FWD for its unfailing support to YO.” She said, “With the new Street Rover, YO will be able to reach out to at-risk youths more effectively and help them get their lives back on track.”

YO endeavours to engage with youth culture closely to serve at-risk youths. The ‘Hang Out’, together with other facilities in YO, provides a 24-hour youth cultural platform. It leverages attractive and positive activities like hip hop dancing, skateboarding, eSports, adventure, rock music, etc to attract vulnerable youths away from the criminal behaviour and substituting with positive and constructive activities.

“Young people asked us to provide a ‘mobile Hang Out’ in order to reach out to more at-risk youths in the districts in need, as it is insufficient for YO to provide youth services only in its premises,” Miss Au added. “We believe that the new Street Rover would strengthen the mobility of our all-night outreach team and promote healthy and trendy youth culture to young night-drifters all over Hong Kong, thus helping more young people stay away from criminal behaviour.”

The new YO Street Rover will be replacing the old truck which has been in service for nearly 10 years. The body of YO Street Rover is painted with trendy graffiti to echo the energy and passion of the young generation. Taking the YO All-Night Outreach Team to all 18 districts of Hong Kong, YO Street Rover is equipped with powerful electricity generators to support a series of positive and popular games and activities, such as video games, hip hop dance, and skateboarding. Through these activities, youngsters are encouraged to express themselves and explore their potential in a friendly and happy environment, enabling personal development and strengthen their self-confidence.

FWD donated a YO Street Rover to Youth Outreach. In presence of the handover ceremony were (from left to right) Paul Tse, Chief Marketing Officer, Hong Kong & Macau, FWD; David Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong & Macau and Executive Vice President of Greater China, FWD; Au King Chi, President, Youth Outreach; and Dr Peter Newbery, Executive Director, Youth Outreach.

Tat Tat, youth representative of Youth Outreach, wrapped the ceremony up with an impressive skateboard performance.


About FWD Hong Kong & Macau
FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, offering life and medical insurance, employee benefits, pension, and general insurance across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by leading digital technologies. Through this customer-led approach, FWD will achieve its vision to become the leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business arm of investment group, Pacific Century Group. 

In Hong Kong, the life insurance and general insurance operating entities have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating agencies. FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited is rated “A3” by Moody’s and “A” by Fitch. FWD General Insurance Company Limited is rated “A” by Fitch. 

For more information please visit WWW.FWD.COM.HK

About Youth Outreach
Youth Outreach (YO) was founded in 1991 and is the only NGO in Hong Kong providing crisis intervention services for the at-risk youth.

We operate on a 24-hour basis with outreach and counseling services, as well as emergency short-term accommodation, for those at-risk youth who run away from home or are in danger of doing so.

We seek to substitute their triad culture with positive and exciting youth cultures like fitness Thai Boxing, skateboarding and hip hop dancing, with a view to helping them become responsible members of our community.

While 30% of our recurrent expenditure is subsidized by the Government, we have to rely largely on public donations and income from our social enterprises for sustaining our operation.

For media enquires, please contact:

FWD Hong Kong
Liza Wong
+852 2850 3986
Catherine Tse
+852 2850 2908
Jacqueline Choy
+852 2850 2177
Youth Outreach
Peggy Cheung
+852 2513 0026