Founded in 2015, MWYO is a youth-based independent think-tank, which works closely with different youth stakeholders through means such as reports and articles, community projects, and workshops, under five aspects of youth life: Education, Life Planning, Well-Being, Civic Participation, and the Future of Hong Kong. MWYO seeks to encourage youth development by bringing new perspectives and approaches to the discussions.
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.