Frequently Asked Questions
What is EmpowerU?
EmpowerU is a nonprofit educational and empowerment platform that combines impact-based learning, community-based learning with expertly crafted & delivered curriculum for those on the margins of society so they can envision a better future and be empowered to create it.
How is EmpowerU different from other educational programs?
By combining technology, community, and award-winning educators, we have created a unique impact-based learning pedagogy that sets this program apart from others. Additionally, our affiliation with The Hong Kong University gives us access to world-class educational resources & networks that further make our program unique.
What programs are offered?
What is the program duration?
Do I attend classes online or in-person?
Do I need to attend all the classes?
Who are the course instructors?
Our classes are conducted by experienced educators - university professors, industry professionals and certified subject matter experts to ensure the highest standard of learning.
What is the class schedule like?
Historically, classes were held on Saturdays and Sundays in two sessions each day. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently conducting all classes online and we offer live-streamed courses and recorded courses that can be accessed via a smartphone or computer.
How many students are there enrolled per semester?
Currently, there is no limit on the number of students who are enrolled each semester.
Am I eligible for the program?
Our program is open to all and we welcome students from all walks of life to join in.
How much does it cost to enroll as a student?
Will I get any certifications from this program?
How can I sign up as an instructor?
How can I apply as a student?
If you or someone you know would be interested in applying to our program, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you with session start dates and information regarding the application process.
How are the programs structured?
The classes are scheduled once a week for 3 hours and provide a mix of seminar / lecture-based and hands-on interactive learning. Some are outdoors and some conducted virtually. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all classes are currently being held online.