Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
For the upcoming International Migrants Day on the 18th of December 2021, Westlite Accommodation plans to give back to the migrant community by hosting a Charity Cricket Tournament. This charity event will allow migrant workers to have a chance to participate in one of their favourite sports, Cricket, while also doing something meaningful for their community. Through this event, we hope to raise funds via giving.sg platform for our adopted charity, HealthServe Ltd.
We have chosen HealthServe Ltd as the charity organisation is strongly passionate about serving the disadvantaged among the migrant worker community in Singapore.
Established in 2006, HealthServe is an IPC registered charity that believes in a society where every migrant worker lives a life of dignity. They bring healing and hope to migrant workers primarily in the Construction, Marine, Process sectors through the provision of holistic health and social care. With the funds raised, they will be able to continue their good work in caring and advocating for workers' needs and wellbeing, as well as the bridging of different yet like-minded communities in Singapore.
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*100% of your donation will go direct to HealthServe Ltd. Your name/org's name and email address will be shared with Westlite Accommodation but will not be shared with any other organisations nor will your information be used for any other purposes other than the purpose of this fundraising campaign.
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.