Our Campaign Story

ends 01 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM

With the new "circuit breaker" measures in Singapore extended to June, I will be spending my 29th birthday at home. I may complain about not being able to go out and celebrate with friends, spend time with my boyfriend or have that cup of bubble tea, but the fact is that I am extremely privileged - I am still surrounded by family, have WIFI to Skype loved ones and I can work comfortably from home.

Our migrant workers on the other hand struggle with the anxiety surrounding the virus as they are confined in close proximity to other workers in windowless dorm rooms with barely enough WIFI or data to call their families back home.

I've done some research into the various charities and NGOs helping migrant workers during these times, and I like how vocal TWC2 has been about the need for better treatment and accommodation for migrant workers. I know there is no easy long-term fix, but for now, we can do a little bit to help them through this pandemic. I understand that TWC2 will be using donations to top up SIM cards, purchase chargers and charging cables for migrant workers.

So don't buy me any birthday gifts or treats this year - I don't need anything! Give that money to the people who really need it!

*P.S. Donations of more than $100 or $250 will be eligible for special musical rewards by boyfriend of the year, Lincoln Lim!*

About The Charity

Transient Workers Count Too extends help to low-wage migrant workers who have been injured, unpaid, or abused by employers. Low-wage migrant workers constitute about one in five persons in Singapore. Doing jobs like construction, sanitation and domestic work, they form the backbone of our society and economy. Yet they are often treated badly by employers. Sometimes, salaries are not paid, rest days denied, housed in unsafe and unhygienic places, physically and psychologically abused, and when injured, abandoned without adequate medical treatment or left with no income. Migrant workers have no family in Singapore to fall back on for help. Doing low-wage work, they do not have savings to tide them through difficulties. TWC2 tries to help by extending a lifeline to those in need.


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