About Campaign

ends 30 May 2020, 11:59 PM
THANK YOU everyone for your AMAZING support! This project has come to an end and we've closed the campaign. Please do support our general campaign for the worker's daily needs: https://www.giving.sg/twc2

Straits Time Coverage:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/over-44000-foreign-workers-received-free-10-top-ups-to-their-prepaid-cards-to-call-home

http://twc2.org.sg/2020/04/22/twc2-phone-top-up-campaign-spent-over-280000-so-far-to-help-28000-workers/

For workers being isolated, the phone is their lifeline to the world. Not having value on their phone cards would mean losing the ability to stay in touch with those outside, in particular with their families back home. It would also mean having no internet access because wifi in the dormitories is often either not free or non-existent.

Even though IMDA has now worked with the telcos to provide the workers with free data SIM cards, TWC2's initiative is still relevant because those are data-only cards that don't allow calls to be made or received. For many of the workers' families back home, data is either a luxury or is affected by weak signals in the remote villages. Therefore the ability to top-up their SIM cards to make regular phone calls still matters.

While it looks like a lot of money has been raised, there are over 280,000 work permit holders in Singapore and only about 10 percent have been helped with this initiative.

This is a moving target and we will continue helping as many as the funds allow us to!

About the Charity

Transient Workers Count Too extends help to low-wage migrant workers who have been injured, unpaid, or abused by employers. Low-wage migrant workers constitute about one in five persons in Singapore. Doing jobs like construction, sanitation and domestic work, they form the backbone of our society and economy. Yet they are often treated badly by employers. Sometimes, salaries are not paid, rest days denied, housed in unsafe and unhygienic places, physically and psychologically abused, and when injured, abandoned without adequate medical treatment or left with no income. Migrant workers have no family in Singapore to fall back on for help. Doing low-wage work, they do not have savings to tide them through difficulties. TWC2 tries to help by extending a lifeline to those in need.

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