On Saturday 10th March Woodland Pre-Schools held a fete to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. PathFinders was very grateful to be nominated as the charitable beneficiary of all funds raised.
The event was held at the Woodland’s main school campus on Caine Road. More than 200 parents and their children attended this carnival-like event which had endless fun activities and games for childrens, as well as food and drinks vendors to keep parents happy. PathFinders’ team showed up in force to support various stalls and sell lucky draw vouchers. We also held a collection for maternity and baby supplies, and were amazed by the number of generous families who brought donations.
A grand total of HK$50,000 was raised thanks to everyone’s hardwork. We are very thankful to Woodlands Pre-schools for their ongoing support and partnership. Earlier in the year they also generously sponsored school places for a number of Pathfinders’ clients who would otherwise have had no access to education.
We are also grateful to KidsDressSmart, a local social enterprise that raised an additional HK$10,000 for PathFinders through the sale of second-hand designer childrens clothes.
This is a full time, paid position
1. Support clients to understand their rights and obligations as well as help them pursue or defend legal claims;
2. Assist with management of legal cases (prepare case notes, refer clients to and attend meeting with lawyers,
accompany clients to attend appointments with Government Departments);
3. Research topical case and policy issues as they arise;
4. Research and prepare legal memoranda, legal case histories and studies;
5. Research and prepare information and education materials; and
6. Where required, support law and policy improvements through community engagement as well as liaise with
and prepare submissions to the UN, government, consulates, the legal community and other NGOs.
Each year PathFinders clients’ welcome hundreds of new babies into the world. To ensure they have everything they need during their first few weeks, we provide all expectant clients with a box of essential baby supplies, including nappies, baby clothes, maternity pads, bibs, baby oil and more.
In April, Deloitte hosted a staff volunteer event at their offices to help us prepare the supplies for 30 such baby supplies boxes, and packaged and wrapped each of the boxes ready for delivery. They also included some personal messages to congratulate the new mothers. Thank you, Deloitte for hosting such a meaning event and for the amazing enthusiasm of your team!
If you are interested in helping to provide and prepare baby supplies boxes or are looking to hold a similar initiative at your office or school, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We are always excited when developing a new community partnership. This month we are delighted to share news of our new partnership with KidsDressSmart (KDS), an online social enterprise selling high-quality second-hand children’s clothes to raise money for worthy causes.
Do you have new, nearly new or gently-used children’s clothes you no longer need? KDS is collecting and selling children’s clothes on PathFinders behalf to raise much-needed funds.
Either drop them off at PathFinders collection points, or schedule a pickup with KDS and select PathFinders as the beneficiary charity. Clothes should be for 0 to 10 years old, and designer or desirable brands. We hope you will share the KDS vision as we do!
KDS also allows you to sell your unwanted children’s clothes yourself and benefit local charities. KDS has committed to donate 10% of each sale to charity, and you can opt to increase this to 60% for a charity of your choice. Just make sure you select PathFinders!
PathFinders was delighted to participate in a recent employee engagement initiative together with corporate partner, BNP Paribas.
Employees were invited to an in-house screening of The Helper Documentary, followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussed some of the issues facing migrant workers in Hong Kong, some of which were shown in the film, such as maternity rights. Thank you to BNP Paribas for hosting us, and for your engaging questions!
If you’re interested in holding a screening of The Helper Documentary at your office or school, email email@example.com for details
PathFinders’ Access to Justice Programme invites applications for legal internship for summer 2018 to work on matters concerning social justice and human rights.
Click here for more information on the internship and how to submit your application.
PathFinders is Seeking a Case Manager to provide crisis intervention to pregnant migrant workers; ̇Diploma or above, RSW ̇Excellent command of spoken and written English. Proficient in Cantonese/
̇Mature, able to work under pressure, passionate in working with migrants/crisis
̇A positive thinker with a can-do attitude, a good team player ̇5-day work week, required to work on 1-2 weekend/month
Please visit www.pathfinders.org.hk/public/about/jobs/ for job description and
email your resume including cover letter, with current and expected salary to
(All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purpose.)
The global partnership brings together governments, foundations, the UN, civil society, the academia, the private sector and young people in driving action toward achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals’ target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children.
PathFinders is now part of this significant initiative.
Learn more here.
TIME Magazine published an in-depth story about the people PathFinders helps every day – ethnic minority, migrant women and their Hong Kong-born children who barely survive in a legal, health care, welfare and immigration void here in Hong Kong.
The piece is called: Living Without an Identity: The ‘Heartbreaking’ Plight of Undocumented Children in Hong Kong. It captures well the situation facing the women and children we serve.
PathFinders is both thrilled and humbled to receive such global coverage from an eminent publication. Thank you TIME for amplifying the children’s voices.
The fabulous Poh Lee Tan has retired as an executive board director of PathFinders and joins our board members emeritus.
Poh Lee’s retirement will allow her to focus more on helping the vulnerable elderly through the charity she founded, Mighty Oaks Foundation.
PathFinders is grateful to Poh Lee for her steadfast advice and kindness and wishes her well at Mighty Oaks Foundation.
Read here about PathFinders’ team and board.