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Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) are a critical source of support for many households in Hong Kong, particularly for those with young children and the elderly.

Despite legal protections, once a MDW’s pregnancy is announced or discovered, many of these expectant mothers are unlawfully fired, pressured to leave or resign because they, and their employers, simply don’t know what else to do.

A pregnant MDW faces substantial obstacles and hardships when her employment is terminated. She immediately becomes homeless and within two weeks, when her work visa expires, loses access to public welfare and healthcare services vital for prenatal screening.

For those unable to return home, for fear of persecution by family and friends for being an unemployed, single mother with a mixed race child, their children are typically undocumented, stateless and lack access to essential services including medical care and immunisations, shelter and education.

Often destitute, these babies and their mothers are among the most vulnerable and under-served in Hong Kong.

PathFinders helps to bridge the gap in the follwoing ways:

💛💛 It gives us so much joy to see young people take the lead as agents of social change. Last week, we welcomed some students of Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School to our Community Centre to experience the No Child Left Behind exhibition in preparation for a schoolwide presentation and social sensitization. It was a thought-provoking moment for them as they read story after story; the painful realities of separation and also the overwhelming joy in the reconnection of Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) mothers and their children. 🌻🌻

On the back of the experience, they ran a fundraiser to support the work that we do for migrant mothers and babies, conducted a donation drive to assemble meaningful gifts for children in their home countries, and wrote thoughtful notes of appreciation to migrant mothers and their children.

The No Child Left Behind exhibition is still open to the public and here are actions that you can take to support and create awareness about this timeless piece.💛💛

💰 DONATE to PathFinder’s No Child Left Behind appeal to help plug urgent funding gaps for critical services and programmes and ensure no child is born in Hong Kong without an identity, deprived of shelter, education or unable to access healthcare: https://give.asia/campaign/no-child-left-behind

🫶 SHARE a selfie on social media making a heart gesture to help raise awareness of PathFinders’ work and reach others who may be able to support too. Remember to tag @PathFindersHK and use #NoChildLeftBehind

📷 VISIT PathFinders’ exhibition - A Mother’s Love Knows No Borders. A tribute to Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong for creating brighter futures for children: https://bit.ly/3WTM64m

#NoChildLeftBehind #AllChildrenMatter
#GivingTuesday
💛💛 It gives us so much joy to see young people take the lead as agents of social change. Last week, we welcomed some students of Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School to our Community Centre to experience the No Child Left Behind exhibition in preparation for a schoolwide presentation and social sensitization. It was a thought-provoking moment for them as they read story after story; the painful realities of separation and also the overwhelming joy in the reconnection of Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) mothers and their children. 🌻🌻 On the back of the experience, they ran a fundraiser to support the work that we do for migrant mothers and babies, conducted a donation drive to assemble meaningful gifts for children in their home countries, and wrote thoughtful notes of appreciation to migrant mothers and their children. The No Child Left Behind exhibition is still open to the public and here are actions that you can take to support and create awareness about this timeless piece.💛💛 💰 DONATE to PathFinder’s No Child Left Behind appeal to help plug urgent funding gaps for critical services and programmes and ensure no child is born in Hong Kong without an identity, deprived of shelter, education or unable to access healthcare: https://give.asia/campaign/no-child-left-behind 🫶 SHARE a selfie on social media making a heart gesture to help raise awareness of PathFinders’ work and reach others who may be able to support too. Remember to tag @PathFindersHK and use #NoChildLeftBehind 📷 VISIT PathFinders’ exhibition - A Mother’s Love Knows No Borders. A tribute to Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong for creating brighter futures for children: https://bit.ly/3WTM64m #NoChildLeftBehind #AllChildrenMatter #GivingTuesday
Monday is MomDay at PathFinders! 💛 
 
Today we’re celebrating #WorkingMomsHK🌻: Joan Zamora Padohinog, Migrant Domestic Worker

👦🏻 Rodel (15) 👦🏻 Ariel (11)
Monday is MomDay at PathFinders! 💛 Today we’re celebrating #WorkingMomsHK🌻: Joan Zamora Padohinog, Migrant Domestic Worker 👦🏻 Rodel (15) 👦🏻 Ariel (11) "I have been a single mother since I was only 25 years old. Now I am 40 years old. I have two children - Rodel who is turning 15 years old, and Ariel who is 11 years old. Long-distance parenting is not easy. Can you imagine working abroad to care for someone else's child and not your own? Every time I think about my children growing up without me - their mother - with them, it makes me feel like my heart is being ripped into pieces. That's why I chose my parents to take care of my children because I know they will not neglect them. I always send text messages to my children as I get emotional every time I talk to them. I can't stop myself from crying and it will have a big impact on my work performance. If we were having video calls, the hardest question they would ask me is "Ma, when will you come home?" It has been 4 years since I was physically with my children. As a mother, it is very difficult - especially since I am a single mom who is raising my children without the help of their father. But all I can say is I NEVER GIVE UP. I know God has a reason and I know I can survive…" 🌻 If you enjoyed Joan's heartfelt story, please check out the 49 emotive stories and images of MDW mothers and children that are currently on display at our A Mother's Love Knows No Borders virtual exhibition - https://bit.ly/3WTM64m 🌻
💛💛 Happy birthday to PathFinders!! 🎂🎂1️⃣4️⃣ 

14 years ago, PathFinders was founded to help and protect babies born to migrant women in Hong Kong.👧🏻👧🏻👦🏻👦🏻

Over the years, we've helped over 9,800 migrant mothers and children facing crisis to find a path to a brighter future. Every year 500 children and their migrant mothers seek their specialist care and protection.

We can't thank everyone enough that has been a part of this amazing and rewarding journey! Truly, truly grateful to have such an incredible team as well as many long-standing supporters, partners and volunteers like YOU to make it possible for us to achieve our mission!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Let's continue to work together to help vulnerable migrant mothers and children find a path to a brighter future.💛💛🌻🌻

If you believe every child deserves a fair start, take action today in support of our No Child Left Behind campaign! 

💰 DONATE to PathFinder’s No Child Left Behind appeal to help plug urgent funding gaps for critical services and programmes and ensure no child is born in Hong Kong without an identity, deprived of shelter, education or unable to access healthcare: https://give.asia/campaign/no-child-left-behind

🫶 SHARE a selfie on social media making a heart gesture to help raise awareness of PathFinders’ work and reach others who may be able to support too. Remember to tag @PathFindersHK and use #NoChildLeftBehind

📷 VISIT PathFinders’ exhibition - A Mother’s Love Knows No Borders. A tribute to Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong for creating brighter futures for children: https://bit.ly/3WTM64m

#NoChildLeftBehind #AllChildrenMatter
💛💛 Happy birthday to PathFinders!! 🎂🎂1️⃣4️⃣ 14 years ago, PathFinders was founded to help and protect babies born to migrant women in Hong Kong.👧🏻👧🏻👦🏻👦🏻 Over the years, we've helped over 9,800 migrant mothers and children facing crisis to find a path to a brighter future. Every year 500 children and their migrant mothers seek their specialist care and protection. We can't thank everyone enough that has been a part of this amazing and rewarding journey! Truly, truly grateful to have such an incredible team as well as many long-standing supporters, partners and volunteers like YOU to make it possible for us to achieve our mission!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Let's continue to work together to help vulnerable migrant mothers and children find a path to a brighter future.💛💛🌻🌻 If you believe every child deserves a fair start, take action today in support of our No Child Left Behind campaign! 💰 DONATE to PathFinder’s No Child Left Behind appeal to help plug urgent funding gaps for critical services and programmes and ensure no child is born in Hong Kong without an identity, deprived of shelter, education or unable to access healthcare: https://give.asia/campaign/no-child-left-behind 🫶 SHARE a selfie on social media making a heart gesture to help raise awareness of PathFinders’ work and reach others who may be able to support too. Remember to tag @PathFindersHK and use #NoChildLeftBehind 📷 VISIT PathFinders’ exhibition - A Mother’s Love Knows No Borders. A tribute to Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong for creating brighter futures for children: https://bit.ly/3WTM64m #NoChildLeftBehind #AllChildrenMatter