This short, touching video captures how PathFinders works with clients to ensure that their children are visible and afforded the respect, protection and fair treatment that every child born in Hong Kong deserves.
We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!
We were excited to launch a series of client portraits at our 10-year anniversary fundraising dinner in Hong Kong on November 2nd. We worked with esteemed photographer Julia Broad to create an intimate, heartfelt and uplifting series of photographs showcasing the journey we embark on with our clients from when they first find out they’re pregnant to when their baby is born because #allchildrenmatter.
In May 2018 , PathFinders was one of seven community organisations invited to host an educational booth at Hong Kong Academy’s Service Learning and Sustainability Fair. The event aims to introduce students to local NGOs and raise awareness of the social issues they are tackling.
Approximately 300 students aged 9 to 12 attended the fair. PathFinders taught students about children’s rights and some of the social issues children can face in Hong Kong. Students engaged in various activities to learn about the particular troubles faced by children born to migrant mothers, and the work PathFinders does to ensure every child has a fair start in life.
We are very grateful to Hong Kong Academy for having us, and to all their students for their creativity and curiosity at PathFinders’ booth!
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’ Annual Report is released!
2016 was PathFinders’ busiest year ever – we supported 900 new babies and women. We have now helped over 4,800 of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable people.
The babies’ mothers are typically current or former foreign domestic workers and almost 90% of their fathers are in Hong Kong.
We could not do our work without significant support. Thank you for all that you do to help Hong Kong’s most vulnerable babies and their migrant mothers.
The Macquarie Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group, has selected Kay McArdle, Chief Executive Officer of PathFinders, as the 2016 Hong Kong winner of the David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship.
Ms McArdle proposed to understand and to benchmark established, innovative and proven organisations providing access to justice; to learn how most effectively to bridge the gap between the NGO and legal sectors; and to learn how to best leverage technology platforms without compromising client support or confidentiality.
She will receive a grant of $HK150,000, to fund a research trip that will allow her to observe best practice in a number of global cities, including Alabama, Bangkok, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore and Sydney.
The access to justice gap for PathFinders’ clients is acute, as evidenced by our burgeoning access to justice and legal case loads. The Fellowship is a timely and very welcome development. It will enable us to benchmark world-class access to justice models, and to learn how best to bridge the gaps without needing to start from scratch. It is good for PathFinders’ clients and ultimately also good for Hong Kong,” said Ms McArdle.
Ben Way, Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation Committee in Hong Kong, said: On behalf of the committee and our judges in Hong Kong, we are impressed with the high calibre of submissions received this year and I would like to commend all the organisations and individuals who submitted a great range of nominations.
â€œI personally congratulate PathFinders and Kay McArdle, as well as all our outstanding finalists for their commitment to continuing to develop innovative programs that address social needs and long-term community problems. We particularly liked Kay focus on collaborating with other organisations within Hong Kong.
The David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship, established in 2012 in memory of the Macquarie Group Foundation founding Chairman, David Clarke AO, seeks to encourage individual social innovators to visit and research best practice innovation around the world. The Fellowship is presented biennially and since it was established, the Macquarie Group Foundation has awarded 10 David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowships to non-profit CEOs in Australia, Hong Kong the UK and selected cities in the US.
After receiving a record 1,900 applications from 110 countries around the world, Epic Foundation has selected us as one of their 10 new Epic Portfolio organizations!
PathFinders will be added to a list of now 30 organizations that are making a difference for children and youth around the World – and that donors can choose to support through Epic. We are thrilled to join Epic’s amazing community!
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2fGNaHe
This year, you can support PathFinders with your festive preparations! Illustrator ByLauraHo has created hand-drawn Christmas cards featuring iconic Hong Kong locations in an imaginary Winter Wonderland.
10% of all proceeds go to PathFinders!
Buy a unique set of Christmas cards for your family and friends this year and support PathFinders at the same time.
Order your cards by the 1st of November here
Do you have a few spare hours? Communications and social media experts, we need you!
PathFinders needs volunteers to help occasionally but on a long-term basis.
We are looking for professionals with experience in marketing, branding, writing, graphics, design and web development.
Join us in making a difference. We are looking for volunteers who are motivated and passionate about helping children and their migrant mothers. Continue reading