Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM

Working with migrant workers for the first time during a volunteering activity in Year 1 was an experience that I will always treasure. The smiles and the laughter of the migrant workers during the activities warmed my heart, which motivated me in wanting to work with migrant workers again and bring a smile to their faces.

During this global pandemic, staying at home during the Circuit Breaker period has given me the time to reflect on the situation and empathise with the struggles faced by migrant workers. Thousands of these workers have been infected and are battling with COVID-19.

We owe these workers a duty of care and support. Through this fundraising, not only will it financially help migrant workers in need and provide them with meals and necessities, but it will raise the plight of migrant workers and reduce society's ignorance to the severity of challenges facing migrant workers.

For every $10 donated, Migrant Workers' Centre is able to provide 3 meals for 1 distressed migrant worker for 1 day. No donation is too big or small. All donations go to the Migrant Workers Assistance Fund.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your contribution.

About Campaign

Our migrant workers have been affected by COVID-19. In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases among the migrant worker community, MWC has started the "Migrants We Care" fundraising campaign for our migrant worker brothers and sisters in Singapore.

1) Ex-Gratia
During the month-long "circuit breaker" period in Singapore, all workplaces except for those providing essential services and those that are able to operate remotely will be suspended to stem the spread of COVID-19. In the unfortunate event that some migrant workers are displaced, a token amount will be given to these affected workers who are unable to recover their salary.

2) Food and Accommodation
Most airlines have ceased operations due to COVID-19. Migrant workers might have to stay in Singapore for an extended period because of flight cancellations. To help our migrant workers cope in this period of uncertainty, part of this fund will be used to provide affected migrant workers with food and accommodation.

3) Daily Necessities
To provide daily necessities like bathroom essential and items to workers who are required to stay in.

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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