Presenter (Loans and Money Lenders)

Conduct and present the module of the "Loans and Money Lenders" training for domestic workers

Project Details

What we need

  • 10 Volunteers, minimum age requirement is 21
  • Attend a 1 hour online briefing prior the event (date & time will be confirmed after volunteer signed up)
  • Volunteers will need to do approximately 2-3 hours of background reading at your their own time and pace
  • Volunteers will need to do a 2 hours practice session with other volunteers before the actual session (date & time confirmed after volunteer signed up)
  • Commit to 1.5 to 2 hours on a Sunday to conduct at least 1 session. We highly encourage volunteers to do more sessions, but it is not mandatory

Background

As of 2020 there were 373,000 Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) serving over 355,000 Hong Kong homes. Through their direct and indirect contributions, migrant domestic workers contribute over USD 12.6 Billion to Hong Kong’s GDP and are an important part of Hong Kong’s economic development. However, many of the Migrant Domestic Workers are currently in debt or victims of illegal money lending scams. 48% of them are also still being overcharged during recruitment. HELP is looking for volunteers to help us present modules protecting Migrant Domestic Workers from dealing with illegal loans and money lenders.

What we have

We will provide (1) Briefing pre event, (2) Training Materials, (3) Paid zoom account to use for online training, (4) Venue for offline training, and (5) Trainers fee of 500 HKD per training per volunteer

Why this is important

Through this project, we will engage Migrant Domestic Workers to equip them with the necessary knowledge to prevent debt and illegal money lending practices. Through providing information and training on the rights of domestic workers in relation to the above topics, it is hoped that they will be able to make informed decisions and avoid potential legal pitfalls. This is part of the HELP’s effort to ensure that migrant workers are empowered to access justice, fair and equal treatment, an effort to fight against domestic poverty and inequality. This module will cover essential knowledge concerning illegal money lending scams, tips to preventing debt and services available for the victims.

Project Period

12 Jul 2022 - 25 Sep 2022

Location

Online / Kowloon or HK Island

Team Project

You’ll be working with other awesome volunteers.

Requirements

8 hours in total

Time Commitment

Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Training
  • Workshop Facilitation

Language

  • English

Experience Level

  • Open to all
  • Students
  • Some experience
  • Extensive experience

About the Organization

HELP for Domestic Workers

HELP for Domestic Workers

helpfordomesticworkers.org

Causes

Human Rights

What we do

For over 30 years, HELP for Domestic Workers (HELP) has provided free advice, assistance, and education to domestic workers and their employers in order to help them understand their rights and ensure fair treatment.

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