WIMLER Foundation: At A Glance

WIMLER Foundation Hong Kong Ltd. was officially registered in 2011 as a non-profit and charitable organization. Our primary objective is to support the capacity building and empowerment of migrant communities regardless of nationalities and to promote cultural diversity in Hong Kong-based on mutual respect and solidarity.

We achieve this by enhancing and harnessing the capacities of migrants and their organizations to become more active transnational citizens through conduct of gender-sensitive capacity- building program.

We also promote access to education for all and support programs that contribute to the integrated promotion of sustainable livelihoods of poor communities.

WIMLER HK is run and managed by volunteers.

In 2018, WIMLER HK was awarded the Banaag Award of the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.

Our Programs

Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship

A six-month empowerment program for Filipino migrant workers. This is in partnership with Ateneo School of Government

Fund Raising for
Send a Child to School

Fund raising campaigns to support the education of underprivileged children in the Philippines

Gender, Remittances, Loans, and Debt Management

A course on gender and its correlation to the prevailing social issues related to financial behavior and poverty

Return and Reintegration Mentoring and Coaching

Assisting migrant workers in their plans when they return home to the Philippines

We prepare OFWs in their reintegration back to the Philippines.

Our OFWs who have been working for years in Hong Kong often overlook the process of reintegration back to their families in the Philippines. Some of the most common problems are the lack of savings, planning where to get their funds after leaving abroad.

We started a yearly program, the Ateneo Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Training Program in partnership with the Ateneo University School of Government (ASoG), Overseas Filipinos Society for the Promotion of Economic Security (OFSPES), the Social Enterprises Development Partnerships Inc. (SEDPI) and several government institutions, the Philippine Consulate, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).

News and Updates

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Featured Articles

OFW SUCCESS STORIES

Faces of Migration and Return:
Alvir Catacutan

The story of Alvir Catacutan who worked as a domestic helper in Hong Kong for seven years gives a glimpse how training and seminars like ALSE could help immigrants…

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Faces of Migration and Return: Story 2 – Erlinda F.Chi

Married female migrant workers seek employment abroad to support their nuclear family while young single women, depending on her role in the family, support their parents and siblings. More often than not, extended family…

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The Joy of Growing Vegetables, Raising Hogs for Own Food and Livelihood

To grow vegetables and raise hogs for home consumption or as a source of income are…

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86 Filipino Migrant Workers Graduate from Ateneo de Manila University Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Program in Hong Kong

September 30, 2019— Eighty-six Filipinos working in Hong Kong will receive their certificates from the prestigious ALSE OF-LIFE…

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Diaspora Journey

It is a collection of stories of Filipinos who traveled, worked, and treated Hong Kong as their new home. The question is not to stay or to leave—it’s the journey where migration finds its new meaning that matters.

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Wimler Foundation Send a Child to School Project

Send a Child to School Project

By sponsoring a child’s education, you give them a brighter future. You become their hope.

“People can change their own lives, provided they have the right kind of institutional support. They’re not asking for charity—charity is no solution to poverty. The solution to poverty is the creation of opportunities like everybody else has, not the poor people, so bring them to the poor people, so they can change their lives.”

Muhammad Yunus
FORTUNE Interview

We support programs for Capacity Building and Empowerment of migrant communities.

We value mutual respect, solidarity, and shared empowerment among people.