Natasha Mather, our regular supplies donor, recently organised a Knitting For A Cause Campaign in collaboration with Yarn In The Works, collecting knitted baby items for PathFinders’ beneficiaries. The campaign is being led in conjunction with Kids4Kids as part of their Action for a Cause initiative. Knitting workshops will be held where both advanced and beginner knitters can make baby blankets which can be donated later in the year ahead of the
Our Access to Justice team, together with some of our clients, visited the Court of Final Appeal on February 28 and March 1 to observe proceedings related to migrant mothers and the rights of their Hong Kong permanent resident children.
MEET OUR VOLUNTEER – GRACE DAVIS Say hi to Grace Davis in this edition’s “Meet our Volunteer”! Grace is a Senior Manager on the Group Insurance Marketing team at HSBC and has been a valuable volunteer over the past year, helping us write PathFinders’ marketing strategy to focus on creating awareness and empathy about the work we do. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PATHFINDERS?
PathFinders’ CEO Catherine Gurtin, together with PathFinders’ Co-director of Services Jessica Chow, attended a meeting with Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung at the end of a busy first week for our new CEO. Mr. Cheung and representatives from the Security Bureau and Labour and Welfare Departments updated PathFinders and other NGOs on the government’s Trafficking in Persons Action Plan which was launched last year. #newCEO
PathFinders’ mothers and children enjoyed several engaging and insightful workshops led by Christy Themar from Next Chapters in January. The workshops covered topics including ‘Conflict Management’, ‘Decision Making’ and ‘Preparing your Child for Schooling’ and were delivered with great enthusiasm. The team at PathFinders is extremely grateful to Christy for providing enriching information on the topic of parenthood to our beneficiaries. Thank you so
The Board of PathFinders Limited is pleased to announce that Catherine Gurtin has been named as PathFinders’ new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 11, 2019. Now in its tenth year, PathFinders has helped over 6,150 of the most vulnerable ethnic minority babies, children and women in Hong Kong by providing shelter, food, clothing, access to healthcare, education, counselling and legal assistance. Catherine succeeds Kay
On January 20, 2019, we attended the International Christian School’s Domestic Helpers Open Day where we reached an audience of 500+ helpers. We were delighted to have the opportunity to deliver our message on maternity protections for migrant workers and all enjoyed the singing, dancing, games and incredible performances by students at the show choir! #communityoutreach #education #migrantworkers #fdw #maternity #maternityrights #protections #gratitude
MEET OUR VOLUNTEER – KATARINA BERGLUND Say hello to Katarina Berglund in this edition’s ‘Meet our Volunteer’ Q&A! Katarina is a regular, repeat volunteer on supplies donations days. She loves babysitting our beneficiaries’ children whilst they pick out clothes and is a familiar face to many at our Centre. Thank you Katarina for all your help. ******************** HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PATHFINDERS? Lisa
Happy New Year to our blog followers! 2018 was an incredible year – we celebrated our 10th anniversary and the milestone of having reached an amazing 6,000 beneficiaries. For that, we are indebted to you. PathFinders is grateful to all our volunteers who help keep our programmes running. In addition to ad-hoc opportunities (please contact us if you’d like to put your time or
MEET OUR VOLUNTEER – MORGAN DAVIS We’re ending the year – and will be kicking off the new year – with regular spotlights on volunteers who have dedicated their time and expertise to helping us at PathFinders. Meet Morgan Davis, a reporter at GlobalCapital Asia (Euromoney) who usually writes about the bond market in Asia. Morgan and her team spent two days at work