EmpowerU

EmpowerU is a civic organization under the auspices of The University of Hong Kong that provides free lectures, trainings and workshops mostly to migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong on Sundays. The ultimate aim of the program is to create a positive image for domestic workers, their family, and their employers.

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Project Description

Overview

Who?
EmpowerU (formerly known as Domestic Worker Empowerment Project) is a non-profit educational and empowerment platform under the auspices of The University of Hong Kong.

What?
EmpowerU provides free lectures, trainings and workshops to migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong on Saturdays and Sundays.

Why?
In Hong Kong, there are more than 385,000 domestic workers, representing 10% of the city’s working population, contributing 3.6% of the city’s GDP. Many are mothers who leave their families, working six days a week to provide for their loved ones, while enabling women in Hong Kong to re-enter the workforce after childbirth.

How?
Connecting domestic workers with opportunities to learn from top education partners, including NGOs, companies, and top university professors, EmpowerU provides domestic workers with access to practical knowledge necessary to improve not only their own lives, but also their employers’ well-being.

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