The Filipino Dynamos dragon boat team, which is made up of Hong Kong domestic helpers, during a training session at Stanley main beach. Photo: Nora Tam

For Hong Kong’s first domestic helper dragon boat team, just being able to compete is a win

  • They can only train one day a week, but the history-making Filipino Dynamos team, brainchild of helper and Kilimanjaro conqueror Liza Avelino, are undaunted
  • Team members attend yoga and strength training classes, learn paddling technique on the water and, through it all, build camaraderie
Topic |   Dragon Boat Festival

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The Filipino Dynamos dragon boat team, which is made up of Hong Kong domestic helpers, during a training session at Stanley main beach. Photo: Nora Tam
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Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti Mathur

Bhakti took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children’s picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family.