What a day! On March 24, we held our Annual Graduation 2019; a celebration of achievement and empowerment! 165 migrant domestic workers graduated from our 28-hour financial and empowerment education workshops, making an amazing commitment to their futures. We recognised their hard work and accomplishments at a joyful ceremony hosted at the beautiful HKEX Connect Hall, surrounded by over 100 of their friends, employers and supporters. Read on to see how the event unfolded.
To all our Enrich graduates – CONGRATULATIONS! We are so proud that you are part of the Enrich family. Keep learning, growing and reaching for the stars!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the ceremony a success; our wonderful ambassadors, volunteers, well-wishers, LUSH Hong Kong for the beautiful gifts for the graduates, and especially our friends at HKEX Connect Hall whose gorgeous venue made the event incredibly special.
A big thank you as well to our numerous photographers, all domestic workers, from Lensational and our own Enrich volunteers, who have taken the beautiful images below.
Before our graduates entered the hall, our MCs for the day, Enrich trainers Pritya Pravina and Raul Puentespina, welcomed our guests to the gorgeous HKEX Connect Hall, conducting the ceremony in both English and Bahasa Indonesia.
Our graduates entered to a hall surrounded by photographs of their achievements as well as to cheers from their friends, employers and supporters.
Our Board Chair, Daisy Tam, and Executive Director, Lucinda Pike, opened the ceremony and welcomed the crowd.
We are honoured to count the Philippine Consulate as well as the Indonesian Consulate as our valued partners. It was certainly very special for our graduates to hear from Philippine Consul General Antonio Morales and from Indonesian Vice Consul Sari Widita.
Officially a graduate! Each graduate received a certificate, Enrich band and a lovely gift from LUSH.
We also recognised our wonderful Enrich Ambassadors, who spend their one day-off a week volunteering to support Enrich – conducting outreach, organising events and raising awareness.
We were thrilled to have a gorgeous traditional Indonesian dance performance by the group ‘Lipmi’.
The afternoon ended with English and Bahasa Indonesia versions of our ‘Enrich Song’, inspiring our graduates to continue achieving their dreams.
…and of course, we had a lot of picture taking afterwards!
Thank you to every one who attended, especially our amazing graduates. We look forward to our Enrich Annual Graduation 2020!