Our Campaign Storyends 28 Mar 2023, 11:59 PM
We're a group of young people (we're all under 60 what)walking parts of Shikoku's 88 temple pilgrimage. There will be many steps to climb and much distance to cover! We are all committed to completing a minimum of 100km combined. Admittedly walking scenic spots but walking in our shoes nonetheless. Please support Healthserve's InTheirShoes campaign!!
Did you know that on average, a low-wage migrant worker in the construction sector clocks at least 16km in a day's work?
Join HealthServe in journeying with our migrant community, #InTheirShoes23.
HealthServe's second virtual run seeks to raise awareness and funds for low-wage migrant workers' increase in demand for holistic healthcare services, from urgent medical and dental care to mental health services and education programmes.
To support, you can:
1. Sign up for a running and/ or walking and/ or cycling challenge here: https://hs.ngo.sg/intheirshoes23;
2. Gather support from your friends and family by encouraging them to participate with you;
3. Donating to the marginalised migrant community in Singapore via this page.
All funds raised will go the extra mile in enabling HealthServe's provision of much-needed healthcare services for disadvantaged migrant workers.
#InTheirShoes23 is supported by Tote Board, NETS and a private family foundation. Every dollar raised will be matched by 140%.
HealthServe is an IPC registered charity. All donations to HealthServe are 250% tax deductible. Currently, every $1 donated to HealthServe lowers your assessable income by $2.50.
About The Charity
Founded in 2006, HealthServe, is an IPC registered charity that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low-wage migrant workers in Singapore.
There are close to one million work permit holders in Singapore. Access to affordable healthcare can be a problem for low wage migrant workers as foreigners in Singapore do not receive subsidies for healthcare at public institutions. By law, workers are supposed to be covered for both inpatient and outpatient treatment by their employers but not all do. In addition, fear of repatriation and cultural and language barriers also contribute to migrant workers not receiving proper treatment.
The more unfortunate amongst these workers get injured at work and may end up losing their jobs and suffering loss of pay for a protracted period. The wait for their work injury compensation application to be processed and resolved can take months or years.
From a single clinic providing GP services in Geylang to meet the needs of the workers, HealthServe has expanded our range of services to the provision of GP and specialist medical services, rehabilitation and dental services, injury and salary-related casework support, social assistance, counselling and mental health programmes.
We are very much a volunteer-run organisation. Our operations are run by a small staff team and hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers and interns.