Our Campaign Story

ends 01 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM

We want to recognize that in a Singaporean context specifically, there are several vulnerable groups that are unable to receive optimal care and remain disadvantaged in the fight against COVID-19. The inequality in healthcare treatment witnessed by these groups manifests as higher numbers of reported cases of these members, or even a lack of recognition by laws.

Understanding these challenges and wanting to play our part in the COVID-19 pandemic, we are launching Walk For Health to empower our communities through health information, and open communication channels. Our initiative aims to keep in mind the health of not just marginalized groups, but that of our community too. More simply put, we invite members of our neighborhoods to log either the kilometers they were able to run, walk or bike in a week, or the minutes of exercise they were able to do.

We are inviting interested parties to join our Strava club (www.strava.com/clubs/walkforhealth), to either log their exercise and keep others motivated or participate in our optional weekly challenges! Participants can then use this simple conversion to make their donations:

For every 1 KM walked/jogged/biked = $1
For every 15 minutes of exercise = $1

Our hope is that as you are putting your personal health first, you are also thinking of those who are unable to do so!

About The Charity

HOME (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) is a charitable organisation with Institution of Public Character status. Since 2004, we have been dedicated to improving the welfare and upholding the rights of migrant workers in Singapore.

Migrant workers play a vital role in contributing to Singapore. They take on low-waged jobs as domestic workers or in the construction, marine, manufacturing, service and conservancy sectors. Their work is often dangerous and precarious.

We assist migrant workers who suffer abuse and exploitation. Unpaid salaries, excessive working hours, work injuries, physical and psychological abuse are some of the common problems these workers face. Some of them may also be victims of human trafficking.

We run a shelter for domestic workers, helpdesks for domestic workers and male migrant workers. We also offer legal assistance, health education and vocational training to the workers. In 2016, over 2,000 migrant workers received assistance from us. And about 2,000 domestic workers have sat through our skills training courses.

HOME works with government agencies, civic groups, corporations and other community partners to realise our vision in creating an inclusive society that stands for justice, fairness and equality.

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Women & Girls