Wednesday, January 3, 2018

WIMLER HK, LSE HK Alumni Association organize two LSE classes in 2018

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The 8th and 9th edition of the Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (A-LSE) Training Program in Hong Kong will start on March 3 and 4, 2018, respectively. Due to popular demand the WIMLER Foundation and Ateneo LSE HK Alumni Association decided to organize two classes. The venue of the Saturday Class is at POLO conference room, Mass Mutual Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wanchai and Migrant Empowerment Resource Center (MERC), 12/F Euro Trade Centre 21-23 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong for the Sunday Class.

An empowerment program, LSE 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) and Ugat Foundation in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and with support from Philippine National Bank, Philippine Airlines, and SWIFT Asia Pacific.  

The A-LSE covers 12 sessions each, two Sundays per month over a six-month period starting on March 3, 2018 (Saturday Class) and March 4, 2018 (Sunday class). Sessions last from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 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.

Lecturers who are invited for the two courses are: Leila Rispens-Noel (WIMLER HK), Cristina Liamzon (ASOG/OFSPES), Anna Maria Martinez (WIMLER HK), Juan Kanapi (ASOG), Aurma Manlangit (ASOG), Ma. Teresa Medrano-Ganzon (Bangko Kabayan), Vince Rapisura (SEDPI), Edgar Valenzuela (ASOG), and Katherine de Guzman (WIMNLER HK).

A certificate is awarded by the ASoG to participants who attend all the sessions at a graduation ceremony at the end of the course.  The course is open to all Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong, especially those who are seriously planning for their return and reintegration. Only a limited number of participants can be accommodated.

Eligibility for the Program

o   Computer literate
o   With working email address/Facebook
o   Current membership in OWWA (if applicable)
o   18 years and above
o   Agreement to use LSE learned skills in improving the community
o   As much as possible present work contract is until first week of November 2018

Participation fee is HK$ 1,000 for the whole course for migrant domestic workers and HK$ 2,000 for non-migrant domestic workers.

The deadline for registration and payment of $100.00 non-refundable reservation fee, deductible from the tuition fee for those who will follow the course, is on 11 February 2018.

Mode of Payment:

Course fee is payable in CASH on the following terms:

$300.00 on or before  03 MAR 2018 (Saturday Class)
                                 04 MAR 2018 (Sunday Class)

$200.00 on or before  07 April 2018 (Saturday Class)
                                 08 April 2018 (Sunday Class)

$200.00 on or before  05 May 2018 (Saturday Class)
                                 06 May 2018 (Sunday Class)

$200.00 on or before  16 June 2018 (Saturday Class)
                                 17 June 2018 (Sunday Class)

Admission to the course is on “first come, first served basis” and to those who have paid full or partial payment before March 1, 2015 and have met the admission requirements.

Registration Period:

Saturday Class:
February 3, 2018 (from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
February 10, 2018 (from 9:00am – 1:00 pm)

Venue: Migrant Empowerment Resource Center (MERC)
            12/F Euro Trade Centre 21-23 Des Voeux Road
            Central, Hong Kong

For information:
Analyn Regulacion, Mobile: +852 65009288
Becky Sta. Maria, Mobile:  Whatsapp/Viber +852 97622749

Sunday Class:

February 4, 2018 (from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm)
February 11, 2018 (from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Venue: Migrant Empowerment Resource Center (MERC)
            12/F Euro Trade Centre 21-23 Des Voeux Road
            Central, Hong Kong

For information, please contact:
Sunday Class:    

Ma. Wilma Padura, Mobile: +852 9386 2514
Andi Allado Mendoza, Mobile: +852 56139395


All applicants must register personally for a brief interview.