Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

Mission for Migrant workers Carnival

Posted by Peter MUIR

Over the past few months DC Year 12 student Momoko Ishii has been coaching swimming to clients from the Mission for Migrant Workers, a Hong Kong-based organization that provides services and outreach programmes are for the more than 300,000 foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong.  Momoko has found this role challenging (especially trying to teach swimming to somebody who has a strong fear of water due to a near drowning experience) and exciting, and is now inspired to get more involved in social entrepreneurship.

On behalf of the Mission for Migrant workers (MFMW), Momoko is passing on an invite to members of the DC community to get involved in their upcoming carnival.  Held on March 3, the MFMW will host the Multicultural Connections Carnival, the culminating activity of their Connecting Cultures and Community project.  The event will be held in Chater Road, Central, from 10:30AM to 6:00PM.

Additionally, the day’s program will also serve as the MFMW’s 32nd anniversary celebration. After 32 years of serving the migrant workers and spreading the message of love and social justice, we will recognize the support given by various groups in Hong Kong and overseas to the MFMW and our work.

With the message “We Can Live and Work Together”, the carnival will be a celebration of culture of various peoples living and working in Hong Kong and will highlight the interconnections of the communities in Hong Kong. It will drumbeat the message of respect, understanding and caring for each other as we strive for social harmony among the people.

MFMW would like to request for volunteers from DC to assist them in preparing and running the event. The volunteers will specifically be asked to help in Chinese-English translation for the audience and viewers of the booths, help in distributing promotional materials for the day, and help in the various necessary tasks to ensure the success of the program.

If you have questions or need more details, please do not hesitate to contact MFMW at 25228264 or email mission@migrants.net.