About Campaignends 17 Aug 2018, 11:59 PM
Migrant workers help keep households, businesses and industries running in Singapore. But sometimes, they can run into difficulties with abusive employers.
The Migrants Emergency Assistance and Support (MEANS) Fund helps migrant workers (including domestic helpers) who are legally employed in Singapore under R passes, work permits or special passes. It provides immediate and short-term financial assistance to needy and distressed migrant workers by covering:
1. Medical care to ill or injured workers who are abandoned, abused, under threat or under fed by their employers or whose medical care is not covered by their employers.
2. Shelter and basic necessities to injured workers or those seeking redress against unfair employment practices such as violence at work or contract violation.
3. Transport cost for workers who need to go to the various authorities (like Ministry of Manpower or the police) to resolve their cases regarding unfair employment practices as well as workers seeking employment while assisting in investigations.
(Photos: Tom White)
About the Charity
The Community Foundation of Singapore is a non-profit organisation founded in 2008 to encourage and enable philanthropy in Singapore. We match donors' interest with causes and offer ways for them to make a greater impact through their charitable funds. We also collaborate with charity partners to identify programmes that support diverse communities. Our purpose is to create real and meaningful change while building a philanthropic culture in Singapore. CFS is a registered charity with Institution of a Public Character status.