All hands on deck.
We are as diverse as the clients who walk through our doors seeking assistance. Our team of four full-time staff provide free advice and assistance on employment, immigration and human rights issues to domestic workers, irrespective of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or gender.
No matter who you are or where you come from, HELP provides a warm welcome, a listening ear and a unique solution to every person seeking our assistance.
Manisha Wijesinghe – Director of Case Management
Manisha completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree at the Open University of Colombo in 2012. In 2014, Manisha read for her Master of Laws (Human Rights), which she passed with distinction. Manisha was enrolled as an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2019. Manisha has worked for UNICEF Child Protection & Juvenile Justice Programme and Save the Children – Sri Lanka.
After completing a Master’s Degree, she worked for Christian Action – HK and as a Paralegal at Daly & Associates specializing in the area of migrant worker rights and international labour law. She started at HELP in October 2019.
Betty Wagner – Case Manager
Betty has worked and lived in Hong Kong since 2005, having spent the decade prior in Germany. Her previous roles as a radio announcer, line producer and media assistant come in handy on a daily basis at HELP, where she manages client cases and leads workshops to educate domestic workers. Betty is fluent in her native Bahasa Indonesia, as well as English and German.
Karen Ng – Case Manager
Karen moved back to Hong Kong in late 2018 after having lived in the United States for 19 years. A native of Hong Kong, Karen speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She is committed to social justice work, with experience advocating for immigrant rights, workers’ rights, and human rights through means such as direct legal services, community outreach and education, and policy advocacy. She has worked and interned at various non-profit organisations, such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and Center for Constitutional Rights. As a 2018 juris doctor graduate, Karen‘s legal training prior to her return to Hong Kong effectively contributes to her case work at HELP.
Danilo Andres Reyes – Case Worker
Danilo completed his Master of Laws in Human Rights (LLM, HR) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is a former deputy director of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a Hong Kong-based human rights NGO. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2005, he was a journalist for various newspapers in Mindanao, the Philippines. He is finishing his PhD on Asian and International Studies (AIS) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He is a recipient of research fellowships, academic and community service awards in Canada, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is married to a lovely wife, and had three kids in which two speaks fluent Cantonese.
Marina Lui – Clerical Assistant
Ina, joined Help in November 2018, as our fantastic Receptionist and Clerical Assistant, she is the first person that our clients meet and she does a great job of making them feel welcome. She has over a decades experience in Administration, She comes from the Philippines and has lived in Hong Kong for many years. She is happily married and loves her cats and yoga.