Enrich is delighted to announce our partnership with HelperChoice on their new initiative, HelperChoice Academy! HelperChoice, an ethical online employment platform, launched its Academy at the end of February to give employers the opportunity to support their domestic workers with continuous training through a monthly subscription. We are proud to lead the financial management classes for the Academy, with the first class starting on April 29.
Emphasis is often placed on training helpers with domestic skills like cooking or cleaning, but not on empowering them with the ability to budget, plan for their future, save or even set up a business. We are therefore very pleased that HelperChoice have identified financial education as a key component of the Academy. We also believe that HelperChoice Academy provides the opportunity for employers to understand the benefits of financial literacy – many do not realise the financial difficulties their helper may be facing and how education can ultimately contribute to healthier employer-employee relationships.
To build the HelperChoice Academy, HelperChoice asked their members (both helpers and employers) what kind of skills they think would be useful for themselves or for their domestic workers and financial management skills were one of the top skills mentioned. Julie, Country Manager at HelperChoice, said: “Enrich and HelperChoice have the same values and aims also at empowering migrant domestic workers through education. Founded 10 years ago in Hong Kong, Enrich is a very experienced organisation to teach domestic workers financial management basics so it seemed very natural to ask them to be our partner in this new adventure!”
We look forward to a fruitful partnership with HelperChoice as we work together to empower migrant domestic workers and equip them with vital skills.
About HelperChoice Academy
The HelperChoice Academy offers a new way of envisioning training for domestic workers in Hong Kong: Employers can support their domestic workers’ continuous training with a monthly subscription. Domestic workers can access an unlimited number of diversified classes such as cooking, baking, kitchen management, sewing, financial management, English or Cantonese courses. More information about upcoming workshops are available on HelperChoice’s website.