Offer accessible and quality online education
Giving access to education
Uploading some content online is not enough to truly reach out to underprivileged communities. We have to overcome accessibility and flexibility issues and design online educational tools suited to their unique situations. Our courses are self-paced with asynchronous interactions. Participants can connect from their mobile phones when they have availability. Our programmes are easy to use through social media our participants already use on a daily basis (Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp etc. and are accessible without WiFi, no high bandwidth required.
To amplify the reach of our education work, we also run monthly educational campaigns on our social media.
online community members having access to social media education campaigns(1)
Empowering with financial and mental well-being education, fostering good habits for a better future
Our programme’s design incorporates cognitive and behavioural psychological findings to foster learning and long-term behaviour change.
It also takes more than good money management habits to lift people out of poverty. We believe in a holistic approach to education, addressing the person as a whole. Hence our programmes include personal development and mental well-being education.
Increase in confidence to handle money requests from friends and family(3)
Say Uplifters made a major difference in their lives(2)
Equipping with better skills to meet employers’ expectations
To enable a successful migration for domestic workers a symbiotic relationship between employer and employee is paramount. Our aim is to ensure domestic workers are equipped with the skills needed to meet their employers needs and that employers provide decent work to their domestic workers. Our ‘Baby Care online’ has a unique dual-access for employers and their domestic workers and we also provide ad-hoc resources and modules to employers to help them create positive working relationhips with their domestic workers.
of domestic workers who participated in our ‘Baby Care’ course think they now have good knowledge and skills related to baby care compared with 61% before the course.(4)
Foster peer-coaching and community support at scale
Creating community leaders supporting their peers at Uplifters and beyond
Hours volunteered yearly on average by 1 Team Leader
Of our students complete our signature course ‘Dare to Dream’ thanks to their peers’ support (10 times more than industry standard)
Creating a supportive online community
Bring positive change in society
Migrant Domestic Workers contribute massively to our economies and societies. To highlight their contribution and make our societies more inclusive, Uplifters participates to joint initiatives with organisations working with Migrant Domestic Workers and also engages with corporations. We are especially proud of our contribution to the work done by the MDW Coalition in Hong Kong. To know more visit: https://hongkongcares.org/
(1) Online Facebook community Uplift Your Life (2) 1,132 respondents, enrolled in our ‘Prepare for the Future’ programme in 2021 (3) 35 respondents, domestic workers enrolled in our signature programme ‘Prepare for the Future’ in 2021. We compared their answers before taking the module 1 of the programme ‘Dare to Dream’ and 6 months after completing it.
We continuously measure what we do to improve and increase our impact.
As a social initiative, our return on investment is our impact. We’ve built a robust impact measurement system allowing our decisions to be evidence-based. We believe monitoring and evaluation is essential to operations management and should be designed in a way that allows constant reflection, learning and improvement. To do so, we use both quantitative and qualitative tools. Our ultimate goal is to have a significant impact on a maximum number of people – and as such combine depth and breadth.
To date, we have welcomed participants from Hong Kong, Singapore, and by word of mouth we have reached domestic workers in the Middle East.
Our students Are making their dreams come true
Our students all have something in common: their passion to make change happen in their lives.