Sunday, January 13, 2019

Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship course is now open for registration in Hong Kong


Saturday Class:
Saturday Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 2019
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Venue: MERC, 12/F Euro Trade Center
21-23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK
REGULAR CLASSES will be held at POLO Office, Wan Chai

Sunday Class:

Sunday, Feb. 3 , 2019 (One Day Only)
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Venue: MERC, 12/F Euro Trade Center
21-23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK
REGULAR CLASSESS will be held at MERC, Euro Trade Center

WIMLER Foundation HK announces that the next batch of Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (ALSE 74) Training Program will start in Hong Kong on Sunday, March 10, 2019. To accommodate those whose free days fall on Saturdays, a Saturday Class (ALSE 73) will also be conducted if we get the minimum number of participants.

An empowerment program for overseas Filipinos, the Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (ALSE) Training Program spearheaded by the Consortium on Migration  and Development will hold an orientation seminar on Sunday,  March 3, 2019  at Migrant Empowerment    Resource  Center (MERC), 12/F Euro Trade Centre 21-23 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong from 9:30 am –  4:30 pm.

The ALSE 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) and several  government institutions, the Philippine Consulate HK, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO HK),  and the  Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA HK).  The ALSE course  in Hong Kong is organized and  coordinated by  WIMLER HK and Alumni Association of the Ateneo  Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship HK (AAALSE-HK). The course is also supported by Prime Credit, Philippine National Bank HK and SWIFT Asia Pacific.

The ALSE was first conducted in Rome, Italy in 2008 and has since reached out to other OFs in Naples, Milan,  Florence and Turin. As of mid-2018, about 3,000 have graduated in Italy, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Dubai, China (Hong Kong and Macau), Singapore, UAE, Spain, and Japan, Financial Literacy, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (FLSE) were also conducted in Baclaran, Iloilo,  Davao City ,  Cagayan del Oro, and La Union attended by families of OFWs.  

The ALSE training program will consist of 12 sessions which will be held from March to September 2019. The  sessions are scheduled twice a month on Sundays from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Same time for Saturday Class. The final session will feature the presentation of the social entrepreneurship business  plans of the participants.

ALSE seeks to enable the socio-cultural, political and economic empowerment of overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong, particularly the youth, by:

· Training and building capacities on leadership, financial literacy and social entrepreneurship skills in a migrant context;
· Enabling trainees to undertake their social enterprises to improve their lives, families and communities;
· Providing mentoring support, especially for the youth trainees, to assist and guide the implementation of their social enterprises.

Requirements for trainees:

Commitment to use ALSE-learned skills in the service of the community after graduatio
Computer literate
OWWA membership is current

Applicants are requested to submit the following:
       - completed application form                                                                                
       - 2 photos

Only those who have submitted their application forms and have paid HK$ 100 reservation  fee on or have paid in partial/full before March 2/3, 2019 will be considered as enrolled.

The secretariat can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Please enroll  as early as possible.

Program Modules  


Introduction and Overview of the Program:             
Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
Migration and Development and Implications for OFWs and Their Families 
Developing Transformational and Servant Leaders
Personal Awareness and Self Discovery
Effective Communication Skills for Leaders and Social Entrepreneurs
Public Speaking Skills
Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
Appreciative Inquiry
Team Building Skills


Basic Financial Literacy: Social Costs of Migration
Personal Financial Planning
Budgets, Savings and Investments
Monitoring and Creating Support Groups to Meet and Sustain Financial Goals


Understanding the Concept of Social Entrepreneurship and the Characteristics of a Social Entrepreneur
The Elements of a Social Enterprise Business Plan
Social Marketing and Fundraising
Panel Presentations on Social Enterprise Plans

Course Fee

Participation fee is HK$ 1,000 for the whole course for migrant domestic workers and HK$ 2,000 for non-migrant domestic workers payable on the following terms:

March 3, 2019– 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.

Course fee is payable in CASH on the following terms:

$300.00 on or before March 3, 2019                                                                                        $200.00 on or before April 7, 2019                                                                                          $200.00 on or before May 19, 2019                                                                                      $200.00 on or before  June 16, 2019

Admission to the course is on “first come, first served basis” and for those who have paid full or partial payment before March 9/10, 2019 and have met the admission requirements.

All application forms of regular participants should be submitted during the Orientation Seminar on March 2/3, 2019.

Inquiries on the program can be obtained from the following:

Sunday Class:

Ma. Wilma Padura:         Mobile: +852 9386 2514
Marilou Dacio                 Mobile:  +852 62164198

Saturday Class:

Analyn Regulacion
Mobile: +852 65009288 
PM Analyn Regulacion
Sharon Faustino whatsApp 55075997

PM Sharon Faustino