Which organisations provide courses for domestic helpers?

Here are some organisations that offer free courses:

Andiappan Yoga Community

Andiappan Yoga Community is a non-profit, fully volunteer organisation whose mission is to share yoga with those who may not be able to afford yoga classes or those who may have special needs or circumstances.

All of their yoga instructors are certified by the International Yoga Academy, believe in the benefits of yoga, and are committed to teaching yoga on a strictly volunteer basis.

Language(s): English

Cost: Free

Address: 801, One Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Tel: 2913 7510

Email: info@yogacommunity.org

Website: www.yogacommunity.org

Facebook: Andiappan Yoga Community


Christian Action

Christian Action offers vocational classes for domestic workers, with subjects including English & Chinese language, financial literacy, and computer use. Has training centres in multiple locations

Language(s): Bahasa, English, Sinhala, Tagalog

Cost: Free

Address: Shop Nos.204-205, 2/F, Tin Kei House, Shun Tin Estate, 9 Shun On Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: 2739 6193

Email: domhelp@christian-action.org

Website: http://www.christian-action.org.hk/

Facebook:   CADMW


Splash Foundation

Splash offers swimming courses for domestic helpers. This 8 week learn to swim course for Foreign Domestic Workers is run by a group of volunteer swim coaches.

Participants are expected to commit to all 8 sessions and must be in good general health.

Language(s): English

Cost: Free

Email: info@splashhk.com

Website: http://www.splashhongkong.org/

Facebook:  Splash


Here are some organisations with both free and paid courses:


Uplifters is a nonprofit organisation that provides online education for migrant domestic workers. Their vision is to help migrant domestic workers build sustainable futures for themselves, their families and their countries with accessible education.

Their money management and personal development programmes are available through online classrooms making it flexible to fit the schedules of migrant workers.

Cost: Free – HKD774

Address: #2155 21/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Tel: 9731 9713

Email: hello@uplifters-edu.org

Website: https://uplifters-edu.org/

Facebook: Uplifters


YMCA of HK Overseas Domestic Workers Programme

The YMCA has a variety of programmes for domestic workers, including computer training, baking, money management, and more.

Cost: Free – HKD3,000

Address: 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: 2268 7000


Website: https://mcs.ymcahk.org.hk/en/DH 

Facebook: YMCA



Caritas provides a range of services for Foreign Domestic Workers, including crisis services and facilitating mutual support groups.

They also provide the following educational & training opportunities:

  • Language Programmes: Cantonese, English, and Mandarin courses.
  • Orientation Seminars: These are designed to help FDWs understand the culture, work expectations, and common living habits of Chinese employers.
  • “Smart Helpers” Thematic Seminars: These include seminars on labour protection, women’s health & occupational health

Language(s): English, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese

Cost: Please check with the organisation for more details

Address: Room 7-8, 1/F., Lee Ga Building, 131 Sai Wan Ho Street, Shaukeiwan, Hong Kong

Tel: 2147 5988

Whatsapp:  5497 2899

Email: cdamp@caritassws.org.hk

Facebook: Caritas-AMPCentre For Migrant Domestic Workers


Here are some organisations with paid courses:


Enrich is a Hong Kong charity promoting the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers.

They offer financial literacy programs designed to help migrant workers in Hong Kong learn about personal finance and investments.

They also offer personal development workshops that train participants in using effective negotiation strategies and assertive speech to protect themselves during financial discussions, particularly with recruitment agencies and family members.

Language(s): Bahasa, English, Tagalog

Cost: Under HKD100

Address: 1102, Enterprise Building, 228-238 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Tel: 2386 5811

Whatsapp:  5981 3754 (English / Tagalog), 5648 0990 (Bahasa Indonesia)

Email: info@enrichhk.org

Website: https://enrichhk.org/ 

Facebook: enrichhk


H.O.P.E. Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities

The centre’s vision and mission is to support and enhance the integration of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong society and to create an inclusive community that embraces cultural diversity and racial harmony.

They offer Cantonese and English courses to non-Chinese Hong Kong residents.

Cost: HKD100-500

Address: 3/F, Tak Lee Commercial Building, 113-114 Wanchai Road, Wanchai

Tel: 2836 3598

Email: ethnic_centre@isshk.org

Website: https://www.isshk.org/en/our_services/detail/34/ 

Facebook: Isshopecentre


Hong Kong Red Cross

It is a first aid training programme specially designed for domestic helpers. The programme aims at heightening the domestic helpers’ alertness in injuries and household accidents prevention as well as enabling them in providing proper first aid treatment and emergency handling.

Languages: Cantonese, Putonghua or English

Cost: HKD 280-HKD 340 per person


  • Tai Wo Hau : Tai Wo Hau Training Centre, G/F, Unit 3, Fu Sau House, Tai Wo Hau Estate, N.T.
  • Mongkok : Hong Kong Red Cross Head Office, 19 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Shatin : Unit 2220 – 2221, 22/F, Grand Central Plaza Tower 2, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, N.T.

Tel: 3971 0288


Website: https://training.redcross.org.hk/tms/en/fatCourseDetails


Matilda International Hospital

Matilda offers 2 courses – one on childcare and one on first aid catered towards domestic helpers.

This course provides practical knowledge in relation to childcare. It is designed for domestic helpers tasked with child care duties, especially those working with children between 0-1 year of age.

Cost: HKD 1,800-HKD2,000 per person

Address: Matilda International Hospital,41 Mount Kellett Rd, The Peak

Tel: 2849 0759

Email: health@matilda.org

Website: https://www.matilda.org/en/for-patients/courses/courses-for-domestic-helpers



EmpowerU is an educational and empowerment platform that originated at HKU as part of a CEDARS knowledge exchange project. Founded by Dr. Michael Manio, EmpowerU (originally called the Domestic Worker Empowerment Program, or DWEP). They provide workshops and training in a variety of subjects like personal health and wellness, law, business and finance, public speaking, science and nature appreciation, arts and literature.

Cost: Please check with the organisation for more details

Email: info@empoweru.io

Website: https://www.empoweru.io/

Facebook: EmpowerU


The Family Zone

The Family Zone is an organisation offering antenatal, postnatal and breastfeeding support to parents.

They offer a range of domestic helper courses, including childcare, paediatric and first-aid education, home safety assessment, and confinement cooking training. 

Cost: HKD2,000 and up per session

Tel/ Whatsapp: 9453 5544

Email: info@thefamilyzone.hk

Website: https://www.thefamilyzonehk.com/

Facebook: thefamilyzone.hk


Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing

JCCPA is the first NGO to provide one-stop dementia-care services in Hong Kong. They focus their work on building a community that is dementia-friendly.

Beyond their research and holistic care services, JCCPA provides training on caring for people with dementia, tailoring the courses to domestic helpers, caregivers, professionals and more. 

Languages: Cantonese, English

Cost: Please check with the organisation for more details

Address: 27 A Kung Kok Street, Shatin, New Territories

Tel: 2636 6323

Hotline: 2333 2393

Email: info@jccpa.org.hk

Website: https://www.jccpa.org.hk/en/

Facebook: jccpahk

Last updated on January 22nd, 2024

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