Thursday, February 6, 2014

Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE 22 HK) Training Program starts on March 9

This blog will be updated regularly. Please check for the latest news on LSE22.

Update No. 3 19/2/2014

LSE 22 brochure is now available. Click here

Update No. 2 2/2014

Schedules of sessions is now available here

Update No. 1, 2/2014

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c/o Emilie Veringa


An empowerment program for overseas Filipinos, the Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (LSE) Training Program spearheaded by the Consortium on Migration and Development Council (MDC) will start its fourth training in Hong Kong on March 9.

The LSE Program is a joint initiative of the Ateneo University School of Government (ASoG) with the Overseas Filipinos Society for the Promotion of Economic Security (OFSPES), the Social Enterprises Development Partnerships Inc. (SEDPI), Ugat Foundation, the Philippine Consulate, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The course is organized and coordinated in Hong Kong by WIMLER Foundation Hong Kong.

The LSE was first conducted in Rome, Italy in 2008 and has since reached out to other overseas Filipinos (OFs) in Naples, Milan, Florence, Turin, Dubai, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels. By April 2014, over 700 would have graduated from 21 batches. The LSE22 in Hong Kong is following the successful LSE 12, 15 and 16. Also launched in October 2012 was the first LSE program for the families of OFs based in the Philippines which is called the Financial Literacy, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Training Program (FLSE). In the first quarter of 2014, plans are underway to conduct the FLSE in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City and two in Iloilo.

The LSE 22 covers 13 sessions each, two Sundays per month over a six-month period starting on March 9. Sessions last from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The first two sessions are scheduled to be conducted at the Bayanihan Center. The program covers three modules: financial literacy, leadership and social entrepreneurship. The LSE aims to develop the leadership skills and potentials among overseas Filipinos and their families, provide knowledge and skills in savings and investments and other financial matters and develop and/or enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

A certificate is awarded by the ASoG and other partners to trainees who attend all the sessions at a graduation ceremony at the end of the course.
Participation fee is HK$ 800 for the whole course for migrant domestic workers and HK$ 1,600 for non-migrant domestic workers payable on the following terms:
23 FEB – deadline for registration and payment of $100.00 non-refundable reservation fee, deductible from the tuition fee for those who will actually follow the course.

Mode of Payment:

Course fee is payable in CASH on the following terms:

a) First Payment: $200.00 on or before 09MAR 2014

b) Balance of $600.00 on three installments:

$200.00 on or before 13 April 2014
$200.00 on or before 11 May 2014
$200.00 on or before 08 June 2014

Admission to the course is on “first come, first served basis” and those who have paid full or partial payment before March 9, 2014 and have met the admission requirements.

Application forms should be sent to Attn: Leila Rispens-Noel not later than February 23, 2014.

Inquiries on the program can be obtained from the following:

 (LSE HK Secretariat):

Anna Martinez:  Mobile - +852 93062105
Or per email:

Please download Application Form here