Our Campaign Story

ends 31 May 2020, 11:59 PM

The Right Honourable Lee Kuan Yew had the vision and drive to make Singapore the great country and wonderful city it is, however it was migrant workers who built the city. At the time of writing migrant workers, housed in dormitories, account for 95 percent of COVID cases per day in Singapore. The majority are here to build a better life for their families back home. There will be suffering!

The Singaporean shipyards have helped deliver many successful projects in my career. The yards rely fully on migrant workers - so I owe them.

I will cycle all May to raise money for this group. I have (15 May) increased my target from 2000 kilometers by 1 June to 2,500 kilometers. This is a challenge for me as I am no cyclist, have decrepit knees/back and will still be working full time.

Due to the generosity of all donors I reached my fund-raising goal early and I donated my matching contribution. Thanks to all.

Distance cycled as of 28 May 2020: 2,151.95 km

About The Charity

The Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) is the humanitarian charity of the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC). MWC assists migrant workers redress employment disputes and furthers education and awareness among them of their employment rights. MWC also promotes migrant workers' social integration as well as their harmonious co-existence with Singaporeans at the workplace and beyond. As case assistance for migrant workers is frequently accompanied by follow-on issues with housing, food and other subsistence costs, the MWAF was set up in 2012 (IPC-certified in 2014) to fund all humanitarian and emergency assistance rendered to MWC case clients - if their employers fail to discharge the duty to care for and protect their own workers. The MWAF allows the MWC to cover and protect vulnerable workers up till their outstanding matters are resolved and concluded, and is a key resource for the MWC in providing proper and adequate help to distressed and victimized migrant workers in Singapore.


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