On August 25th, 2019, the first participants of our “Train The Trainers” for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) Programme successfully completed their training to become PathFinders’ ambassadors in the FDWs community.
Recently launched by our Community Engagement team, the aim of the Programme is to equip FDWs with key knowledge on love scams, maternity rights and prevention of unplanned pregnancy, as well as effective communication skills, so that they can reach out and support the wider FDWs community with crucial and accurate information for making well-informed decisions.
In the final session of the 6-hour training, we were honoured to have Virgilio Lumicao, associate editor of The SUN HK, Catherine Gurtin, our CEO and Lara Fabregas, our Board Member, as our panelists who provided feedback on the participants’ presentation on what they had learnt.
Our new ambassadors, many of whom key leaders in migrant worker groups and initiatives in Hong Kong, will continue to receive our guidance in their endeavours to engage, educate and empower fellow FDWs through outreach activities.
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 email@example.com to find out more.