What we do

We enable migrant domestic workers to transform their lives by harnessing the combined power of online education and community support, by improving their life skills and their vocational skills — helping make migration successful.

Our core services combine technology with human warmth to enable personal growth.

Our signature programme ‘Dare to Dream’ is a money management, personal development and mental health online course to enable migrant domestic workers to plan their financial goals, manage their money better and increase their mental well-being.

We believe supporting migrant domestic workers goes hand in hand with supporting their employers. We help local employers to help build healthy and successful working relationships with their domestic workers.

Global Reach with students in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East
Community members(1)
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Enrolled in our signature online course ‘Dare to Dream’ since 2018
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said it made a "BIG" difference in their lives(2)
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(1) Online Facebook community ‘Uplift Your Life’
(2) 213 respondents, enrolled in our ‘Dare to Dream’ online course in 2023

What's makes us different

Uplifters is a 100% community-led organisation.

Our students join online class chats which provides them a unique opportunity to connect with their classmates in real time. These discussions are facilitated by volunteer alumni domestic workers who went through a training program. Our online class chats provide a built in support system for students who might feel alone and provides mentors as leaders. Peer support is making our programmes both scalable and also impactful.

Uplifters is fully online and accessible to the many.

Uploading content online and organising webinars is not enough. Our programmes are designed to be easy to access from mobile phones via the social media channels our beneficiaries already use daily (Facebook, Whatsapp).

All our online programmes are accessible via basic wifi and don’t require high bandwidth. Our courses are self-paced with asynchronous interactions, allowing participants to connect when they have time.

Uplifters fosters long-term behaviour change.

The design and content of our programmes are based on behavioural science. We ensure students apply what they learn by increasing their ‘capacity for change’, i.e., by enhancing their abilities, sustaining their motivation, and providing a supportive environment. Our video stories, self-coaching activities, and group activities are designed to prompt our students into action and make a lasting impact on them. Peer coaching ensures that our students stay motivated despite the setbacks they may face. Our alumni inspire their fellow domestic workers to make change happen in their lives, too, as it seems attainable.

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