With 30 years of providing our vital service to domestic workers in Hong Kong, we took some time to consider our highlights over the past 3 decades. Here are our Top 5:
- Shortly after we were founded in 1989, and settled into our offices in St Johns Cathedral, we went from a solely volunteer based organisation to bringing on board our first ever employee, a Mrs Phillipson, who became our crucial and much respected Office Manager.
- At the turn of the century, our first ever Board was established with six members including our Founder, the inspiring James Collins.
- In 2002, due to a growing demand for our service, we extended our help to the Indonesian community of domestic workers who were entering the country at a rapid rate. A large number of these clients came to us because they were being paid less than the minimum wage.
- In 2016, we were named one of “Hong Kong’s Everyday Heroes of 2016” by South China Morning Post
- A year later, we celebrated Liza Avelino, a Filipino domestic worker, reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in aid of HELP for Domestic Workers. She did all this, whilst holding down a full-time job looking after a family in Hong Kong. She was an inspiration to so many workers and to us too.