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ends 25 Aug 2020, 11:59 PM

Around the globe, transient workers are used for cheap labour in jobs local people may not want. Transient workers (also known as migrant workers) are willing to take unskilled jobs for low wages. They are often not given full rights within the country they are living that a citizen would be allowed, due to not having citizenship.

Singaporean transient workers are among the hardest hit by the outbreak of novel Coronavirus. Workers commonly share dormitories of up to 20 people to a single room. This is a veritable petri dish for the spread of the 2020 Coronavirus. While the Singaporean government is helping to treat the symptoms of workers with Coronavirus, there are very few preventative measures put into place.

Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) is a Singaporean Non-Profit Organisation that has been striving to help improve the living conditions of transient workers since 2004. TWC2 not only directly helps the transient community by providing food for injured and sick workers, providing funds for transportation, medical assistance, shelter, etc.; but also, directly works with employers and policy makers in government to try to improve the living conditions for transient workers in Singapore

Inspired by campaigns such as the Terry Fox Run in Canada. I will be running an additional 5 kilometres for every $2 that is donated. Thank you for your kindness and your support of those hit hardest by Coronavirus.

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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