In this page, we feature some of the latest events conducted by the DWEP with its past and present members. For past events, you may visit our archive page.

Meeting with Tito Boy Abunda

posted Jun 26, 2018, 8:54 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 8:57 AM ]

In keeping with the International Pride Month, DWEP was invited to participate in a talk on Gender empowerment, led by the "King of Talk" Mr. Boy Abunda, a multi-awarded talk show host in the Philippines, June 17, 2018. Out of this activity, we are also brewing plans that will benefit DWEP enrolees! 

Ricky Lee gives free scriptwriting workshop

posted Apr 14, 2018, 7:00 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 7:03 AM ]

Selected DWEP ladies attended award winning scriptwriter Ricky Lee's workshop held at the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong, Philippine Overseas Labor Office, on April 5, 2018.

Batch 3 to graduate this June

posted Apr 14, 2018, 6:45 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 7:05 AM ]

After almost a year of intensive class activities, outreach programs, and recreational activities, completers from the third batch of the Domestic Worker Empowerment Project will be graduating on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

A total of 166 out of 342 passed DWEP Batch 3 for 2017-2018, with 5 conditional.

The graduation will be held at the University of Hong Kong from 2:00-4:00 PM. The following lists the top students in the current batch.

Our warmest congratulations to our empowered ladies this year! We look forward to another great year with the incoming batch. 

Elpie to showcase gowns made from scrap materials

posted Feb 17, 2018, 4:28 PM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong

In partnership with the HKU Department of Sociology and the Philippine Consulate, Elpidia Malicsi or Elpie will be showcasing her creative gowns made from scrap materials. Here is a poster for more details:

2017 CellPhilm Fest to screen DWEP vids

posted Nov 24, 2017, 1:17 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong

Congratulations to the following DWEP Mentors/Graduates who shot their videos on cellphones will have their final videos screened this 7th December in Montreal, Canada at the 5th International CellPhilm Festival 2017 "Resisting & Speaking Back" at McGill University.

a. My Fluffy Friend - Directed by Analyn Soriano
b. Precious time to get rest - Directed by Daisy Valenzuela
c. Peace of Mind - Directed by Gegerma Montero
d. Mind so busy - Directed by Loria Sue

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success" - Henry Ford

All the best ladies!

Christmas Party 2017

posted Nov 24, 2017, 1:10 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong

DWEP Awards 2017

posted Nov 8, 2017, 6:43 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong


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“We Are One”: The Unity of Domestic Workers Behind a Sports Festival

posted Oct 10, 2017, 1:27 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 1:50 AM ]

by Jessie Yang 
(Originally published in The Wandering Voice Website. Published with permission from the author.)

When I set foot on the Chung Hom Kok beach, sounds of chanting and singing already filled the place with joy and excitement. In front of me was a group of domestic workers dressed in hand-made outfits from recycled material. They were practicing their cheerleading routine for the competition today, which they have been preparing for a month.

Domestic Worker Empowerment Program (DWEP) organized this sports fest which involved around 300 domestic workers in Hong Kong. The event lasted for a whole day, from “muses” competition, cheerleading performances to track and field. “It’s not about competition, but about unity, being friends with each other and supporting each other.” Mike, the founder of DWEP said in the opening.

I came here by myself, hoping to document this event, but it was something more than I expected. Once the participants began singing the Philippine national anthem and saying their oath, I realized it was true that the event was more than just a competition. It was a demonstration of strength that arises from their happiness of participation

“It is interesting to see how this small island is filled with different values; different people can give you entirely distinctive perspectives of success and life.” Guillaume, an exchange student from France, told me. It took him almost two hours to get here from his university. The eagerness to explore the heart of Hong Kong brought him to this sports festival, and to understand more about domestic workers, who take up nearly 5% of the Hong Kong population but without receiving the recognition they deserve.

Continue reading here.

Batch III conducts soap cycling project

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:39 AM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 1:38 AM ]

Becoming more like a tradition in the Domestic Worker Empowerment Project (DWEP), another soap cycling project is conducted by the third batch of members and HKU students at K.K. Leung Concourse, HKU, September 24, 2017. 

Soap cycling is a regular activity in the line-up of events in the DWEP program, conducted in collaboration with David Bishop and Pat Davis of the HKU Faculty of Business and Economics. 

Unused soap from hotels in Hong Kong amounting to 1500 kilos were recycled to be sent to underprivileged places in the Philippines, Indonesia, and elsewhere in Asia. Through the activity, domestic workers are not only empowered to help other people in need, but encourages them to be champions of environmental advocacies as well. /nguinto

Video courtesy of Lynx Porras.

Activities for September & October

posted Sep 20, 2017, 12:42 PM by Domestic Worker Empowerment Project Hong Kong

Here are the activities for September and October.

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