Dreams and credit… poster seen in HK (Central): “take a credit and make your dreams come true.” Then obviously financial education is a hard sell… because it appeals to rationality, and not emotion like financial ads, and because basically financial education says that dreams are not going to come true magically and easily, but through…
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a+b=3’s focus in Hong Kong:
- migrant workers: Hong Kong’s economy relies on hundreds of thousands of migrant workers mostly employed as domestic workers who secure a job in Hong Kong by taking a loan back home and with high expectations from their families. After several years in Hong Kong, many are still in debt and find it very difficult to control spending, manage remittances and save to prepare their return home. Our workshops include technical content (budget, getting out of debt, saving…) but also communicating with family and supporting them in a sustainable way, setting goals and setting up a business.
- Enrich, was born in 2007 as a spin-off from a+b=3, to better outreach migrant workers in Hong Kong. Since its creation, Enrich has run a+b=3’s financial literacy and entrepreneurship programmes to more than 5,000 Migrant Workers, mostly Filipinas and Indonesians. In 2015, Enrich launched a new programme on family and money designed by a+b=3. Read more.
- The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong. We developed a programme on “Personal Enrichment” combining confidence and financial literacy and a programme on “setting up a business” for low income Cantonese women and new arrivals. Read more.
- IKTMC: needed a specific financial literacy training for their high-schoolers and parents in line with Islam. Read more.
Other organisations where we have run our programmes (includes schools for our children and teens’ programmes):
Church of Latter Days
St James Settlement
South Island School
|Canadian International School
Australian International School
Singapore International School
Clear Water Bay