Helpers and Employers at the Christmas Party

HelperChoice Christmas Party 2017: Connecting Helpers & Employers around Wine Tasting

One of HelperChoice’s core missions is to help domestic workers and employers “connect together”. The ethical online platform was firstly created in 2012 to support employers who would like to find a new helper and conversely for helpers to find new families. But the scope of this motto is not limited only to the recruitment! HelperChoice organises also free events so that both employers and helpers can meet and enjoy ...

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Go Behind The Scenes of a 16-km Race With 5 Domestic Workers

HelperChoice has followed five domestic workers who prepared and ran the Tiger’s Head, a 16-km race last Saturday on November 25th, 2017. HelperChoice organised a photo contest to identify the runners who were very motivated and able to run this long distance on Lantau island and 5 domestic helpers were able to run for free this race (thanks to a partnership with the organiser – The GreenRace), challenge their own ...

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10 Things to Do in Singapore During the Summer

Singapore’s weather can be awfully hot and humid and the idea of going out under such extreme temperatures can be daunting for many of us. Worry not – we have compiled a list of ideas of cool spots for you to hit during the summer and beat the heat: Go hiking along the Southern Ridges up until the Labrador Nature Reserve. You’ll get to appreciate the stunning view and catch ...

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12 Things to Do in Hong Kong During the Summer

Summers in Hong Kong are definitely stiffening. On top of that, humidity and rain can be pretty good deterrents against any form of activity. But, worry not! There are plenty of things to do and many events to attend this summer. We have compiled a list of 12 things that will keep you busy and will make you forget everything about the scorching heat. Go all artsy! Hong Kong definitely ...

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International Day of Family Remittances

A recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers If you take a look at your calendar, you’ll come to realize that there are many International Days – and more being added every year – celebrated all over the world! International Day of Family Remittancesis one of them and is annually celebrated on June 16th. Although it was fairly recently established (in 2015 at the opening of the Fifth Global Forum on Remittances and Development in ...

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day was inaugurated in the aftermath of the first international talks ever on environmental issues – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – which took place in 1972 in Stockholm. Since then it has been celebrated every year on June 5 with a different theme; this year’s central theme being ‘Connecting People to Nature’ – and in a different host country every year – as part ...

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A domestic helper should not replace the mother's role

Navigating the Tricky Parent-Child-Helper Triangle

HelperChoice was invited to speak last Saturday April 21, 2017 to the first edition of the Pediatrics & Parenting Conference organized by AD MediLink at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. Laurence Fauchon, Founder of HelperChoice, joined a panel on Navigating the tricky Parent-Child-Helper triangle, where Dr. Melaine Bryan and Ms. Catherine Banson were two other speakers at the same panel, while Ms. Kat Lau from Sassy Mama was ...

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New Documentary Investigates the Illegal Practices of Helper Agencies

A new documentary shows how foreign domestic workers from the Philippines are charged illegal fees by many employment agencies, and highlights that the government is not doing enough to protect the rights of these helpers. The documentary, called ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’, investigates the unethical activities of many employment agencies in Hong Kong, and shows how helpers often have little choice but to take out loans to pay ...

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