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ends 22 Aug 2020, 11:59 PM

This is a ground-up collaboration between residents of Toh Yi and Eng Kong-Cheng Soon estates and the Migrant Workers' Centre, to show support for the 1,030 migrant workers moving into temporary housing located at 90, 92 and 94 Kismis Ave - otherwise known as the former Ngee Ann Polytechnic staff apartments.

As part of Singapore's fight against COVID-19 infection in migrant worker dormitories, healthy workers, including those working in Essential Services, are being moved out of their dormitories into temporary housing at various sites islandwide. The Kismis Apartments, a vacant site under the care of SLA, has been identified as one such site.

Although the site comes equipped with bedding, other basics and their daily meals, some residents living in the area would like to show some neighbourliness and support for the incoming workers by distributing practical items like mosquito coils, clothes hangers, biscuits, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc. All funds raised on this sub-campaign will go towards the purchase of these items and handed over to the site supervisors for distribution. We welcome participants to join us in this good cause! For more information, please visit https://www.btcares.sg/

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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