Date: Monday, November 16 2015

Together with the Social Work Department of the Chinese University and Department of Applied Social Sciences of the City University, our Department has obtained a total of HK$1,170,000 from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to conduct a 3-year evaluation study of a cyber youth outreach service project for youth at-risk of socio-economic exclusion. This service project will be operated by the BGCA, Caritas and HKFYG, from November 2015 to October 2018. Research team members include: Dr. Chitat Chan (PI) from APSS the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr. Jacky Cheung (PI) from the City University of Hong Kong, and Prof. Steven Ngai (PI) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We will evaluate the effectiveness of the project, and explore issues related to online youth work and youth cultures.