Congratulations to Thomas Lowe, University of Manchester, whose undergraduate dissertation on "Foreign Domestic Workers In Hong Kong: Can Empowerment Break The Commodification Of A Workforce?" has just been published by the International Domestic Workers Federation at http://idwfed.org/en/resources/foreign-domestic-workers-in-hong-kong-can-empowerment-break-the-commodification-of-a-workforce/.
TCKLC was pleased to help Tom with some of his research while he was in Hong Kong; to quote from the abstract to his paper:
"The aim of this dissertation is to understand how exclusion and exploitation disempower Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong. Furthermore it aims to show how empowerment organisations and charities can empower the FDW. The final aim is to discuss whether the effort of empowerment organisations and charities actually makes a real difference to the lives of FDWs. ... Once completed this dissertation found that exclusion and exploitation are rife in Hong Kong. It also found that empowerment organisations and charities had a positive lasting effect on the empowerment and self-confidence of FDWs."
TCK Learning Centre sincerely wishes you a very happy Chinese new year!. May the Year of the Rooster bring you health, happiness and prosperity. "Kung Hei Fat Choi!"."Gong Xi Fa Cai!"
TCKLC is delighted, and honoured, to be listed as one of the "Ten Innovative Social Enterprises that are Improving the World"! Many thanks to Lifehack for your support and the encouragement it gives us! See Lifehack article
Many people in Hong Kong will have enjoyed TCKLC members' performance of the classic song Kebyar-kebyar in "Sing for Her", an interactive public art project commissioned by the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Created by Dr Zheng Bo of City University of Hong Kong's School of Creative Media with the assistance of Jessica Tsui, Sing for Her is on display in in the public area just outside the museum in Tsim Sha Tsui until at least 29th May 2016 - in addition to its home at singforher.net - and has been well-received by public and press alike.
Some good news: Sing for Her is also now on display in Shenzhen at OCAT Loft as part of the Adrift exhibition