At the time of the 2016 census, Hong Kong was home to 360,000 documented domestic workers. Social platform Pangyao has been created to help provide much-needed support for them in the city. Photo: Winson Wong

Community platform for migrant workers in Hong Kong aims to fill gaps in existing support – starting with the hunt for a missing mother

  • Pangyao promotes relevant social events and services, while its growing social media presence highlights personal issues and family problems
  • It is currently helping a Filipino domestic helper track down her mother, who was last seen by her three daughters in 2001
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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At the time of the 2016 census, Hong Kong was home to 360,000 documented domestic workers. Social platform Pangyao has been created to help provide much-needed support for them in the city. Photo: Winson Wong
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Rob Garratt

Rob Garratt

Rob Garratt is a writer and editor with more than a decade’s experience in arts and lifestyle journalism. Before joining SCMP STYLE as a digital production editor, Rob worked as a culture feature writer at Abu Dhabi’s The National – covering music, film and more – and as online editor of Time Out Dubai. Published on three continents, he has contributed regularly to specialist publications including Travel Weekly, Photography is Art and All About Jazz.