Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF) is a charity that provides high quality, non-competitive arts experiences for all young people aged 5 to 25.
Established in 1993 by Lindsey McAlister, OBE, YAF organises inclusive and inspirational projects that reach out to young people of all cultures, backgrounds, languages and abilities, and actively creates opportunities for disadvantaged and underprivileged young people. Each year we reach over 800,000 young people through our projects, exhibitions and performances.
"... What I hear I forget, what I see I remember, what I do I understand." (Confucius) We believe that quality art experiences can enrich the learning process by offering new ways of channelling energy and looking at the world. Amongst the multitude of crucial benefits that arts opportunities create are increased creativity, self-expression & self-esteem plus problem solving, communication, leadership and teambuilding skills.