Noble Foundation funds re-integration programme in Hong Kong and Indonesia.
The PathFinders organisation is dedicated to protecting the rights of migrant worker women and their children in Hong Kong. It assists both undocumented and documented women who are pregnant or have children in Hong Kong to make informed decisions, understand their legal rights and obligations, and access critical humanitarian services and support networks.
Importantly, its service empowers the mothers to make decisions based on the children’s best interests. Often these decisions include leaving Hong Kong and returning to the mother’s home country – often Indonesia.
The Home Country Integration Programme was launched in 2014 with ongoing support from Noble Foundation. Since the programme began, Pathfinders has identified a number of service providers to deliver culturally appropriate re-integration support and educational materials, such as skills training on mushroom cultivation, in order to equip these mothers with the tools they need to care for their children in a safe environment. They are also building a network of key influencers, government officials, community and religious leaders for longer term preventive efforts in Indonesia.
In 2018, the programme supported 35 families to prepare to return home, and more than 250 mothers attended home preparation classes in Hong Kong. With the re-integration support provided by Pathfinders, the babies and children and their mothers are now able to access essential medical services and re-integration support that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.
For more information, please visit the PathFinders website.