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.