MWYO is an independent think tank that focuses on youth issues in Hong Kong. Our work spans across research studies and surveys, advocacy and education, and training and capacity building. We actively engage and work with everyone who has a stake in the positive outcome of young people’s development: youths, parents, headmasters, teachers, social workers, employers, civil society leaders, governments, and political parties. Our mission is to be a thought leader in all aspects of youth development in Hong Kong.
We listen to people from all walks of life. This includes youth but not just them – parents, teachers, social workers, government officials and policymakers are all part of the conversation.
WE ARE POLITICALLY NEUTRAL
We believe that understanding young people (our next generation and our future) is something everyone should be interested in, regardless of their political views.
We study contemporary phenomenon like selfies. We are also constantly seeking new ways to disseminate ideas, such as through games, board games, apps and documentaries.
WE CONDUCT ROBUST RESEARCH
We have high standards for our work and typically use a range of data sources and methodologies. Triangulation is often used to ensure reliable and relevant findings.
WE ENGAGE YOUTH AUTHENTICALLY
We focus on the quality of youth engagement and try our best to improve their experience. One day you will see us chatting to e-sports players at a stadium; the next day we will be setting up a selfie booth to attract young participants.
WE PRODUCE ACTIONABLE OUTPUTS
Behind every project is our vision to advance youth development in HK. Be it data to inform policymaking, or suggestions to improve young people’s lives in tangible ways, we want our work to support other stakeholders in the field.