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PathFinders at Rotary Club

PathFinders were delighted to speak at the Kowloon North Rotary Club about the situation facing vulnerable babies, pregnant migrant women and mothers in Hong Kong! We thank the Club for their kind invitation and warm welcome.

 

 


A Milestone – PathFinders 4,000!

PathFinders has now helped over 4,000 babies, children and women in Hong Kong!

THANK YOU for your support.

PathFinders provides humanitarian assistance (food, shelter, clothing), access to healthcare and legal support, and education to Hong Kong’s most vulnerable babies, children and their migrant mothers. We expect to help over 900 people this year. Our highest number of beneficiaries, ever.

Join us and help transform the lives of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable babies and migrant mothers.

Click here to donate.

 


Migrants’ Health Matters 2016

On Sunday, 23rd October, we launched Migrants’ Health Matters 2016 at Yuen Long. Despite moody weather, the event was a great success with an audience of over 1,000!

We hosted 14 performances and distributed 500 goodies bags together with 13 NGO partners. Most importantly, the community could gather together to share information and resources to increase health awareness for migrant workers in our city.

PathFinders were delighted to be joined by Consul Generals of Indonesia and the Philippines.The event included beautiful dancing, singing, and instrumental performances plus a whole host of booth stalls distributing health information about their services.


Volunteer Opportunity

PathFinders helping Children through the Mothers' protection program

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking energetic and confident individuals to volunteer for our biggest annual fundraising event – PathFinders’ Anniversary Dinner.

WHAT: A lively event with more than 150 top business and civic leaders in attendance. Last year, it raised HK $2.6 million to enable PathFinders to transform lives.

WHEN: 19th November, 2016

WHY: A fun and rewarding volunteer experience, benefitting hundreds of the most vulnerable babies and children born in Hong Kong.

WHO: Ideally you will be comfortable in a client facing role and confident conversing in English.

Food,refreshments and travel reimbursement will be provided for volunteers.

Click Here or on the Sign Up button below to learn more about this opportunity

Volunteer Now!


Internships

Join a fast-growing, innovative and impactful NGO.

PathFinders recruits unpaid interns for summer & winter breaks and year-round.

Interns do diverse, meaningful work within our collaborative teams.


PathFinders at LegCo

Linny Ng at LegCo

PathFinders has had a busy time collaborating with LegCo members and the administration at several recent public consultations.

We participate to ensure that the voices of the babies, children and women we serve are heard and considered.

Ruth Jackson and Luna Chan stood up for the otherwise voiceless babies PathFinders helps at a recent panel on Child Welfare services.

Our Legal Intern, Linny Ng, spoke at LegCo about the UN Convention Against Torture.

Linny has been with PathFinders for the last year. We wish her all the best this September when she goes to law school at London’s LSE on a scholarship!

Read our submissions

Ruthluna@legco


PathFinders is published in a book

gender violence and the state in Asia

With thanks to Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Law Faculty and the editorial skills of Amy Barrow and Joy L. Chia, June saw the launch of “Gender, Violence and the State in Asia” (2016 – Routledge).

PathFinders’ chapter is called “PathFinders: Supporting Pregnant Migrant Domestic Workers Access to Justice in Hong Kong.”

Order your copy here.


Meet the team: Ruth Jackson

PathFinders people: Ruth Jackson

PathFinders’ Senior Child Protection Specialist, joined PathFinders last year

What is your role?

My job is to make sure that we prioritise the best interests of the child. I supervise our child protection cases, working with our social workers to identify child-related issues of concern and to ensure that we follow best practice by following up appropriately and in a timely manner.

What does a success look like?

Success is when a family can reach an end point where they have clearly moved past their challenges, and are equipped with the tools to parent and manage their family successfully. It involves a lot of hard work with the entire family. If that point isn’t reached after a certain time, we need to explore other solutions.

What recommendations do you have to improve the lives of the babies and children you help?

In Hong Kong, a child could be in care from birth all the way to 18. This isn’t good enough. Ideally a long-term plan should be produced within 3 months of a child entering care. I would like to see a centralised child protection unit with clear, concrete policies. The children PathFinders helps often get stuck in institutionalised care because of their immigration status and a fragmented child care system. I want to see real change for children in care in Hong Kong. Every child deserves to be part of a family and to have a fair start in life.