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By James Mah “Go back home”. Such remarks can be heard infrequently in Singapore, uttered by locals frustrated at the sight of migrant workers on public transport when buses and trains are jam-packed. Most of the time, these comments would be said from the stress of the moment, without any malicious intent. This was not the...
By Katia Barthelemy One of the nice aspects of volunteering with TWC2 is the reward you feel contributing a bit to restoring migrant workers’ faith in Singapore. The tougher side is that more often than not, you are only confronted with real bad stories and cases. That makes the more positive story I will tell you now...
Transient Workers Count Too launched a custom-developed software application in October 2016. It is a complex matrix that is part-database of volunteers, members, donors and other contacts, part-database of volunteering events, and a whole lot of interactive connections between people and events. We’ve named it Bahamas — Benefactors and Helpers Management System. It will allow...
Most interns who spend 6 – 9 weeks with TWC2 are asked to wrap up their internship with an essay on a specific topic. Law student Pranay Arvind Suryavanshi spent his mid-year vacation 2016 with us assisting with casework and the Labour Court Research Project. In the process, he came across many foreign workers who...
“The police was at the gate of the shipyard that day, checking all workers arriving at work,” Nagelli Mahendar Reddy tells TWC2. “I think someone had informed them that there were illegal workers.” Unfortunately, Nagelli was one of the ‘illegals’. He did not have a work permit. He and a few others from the same...
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017, at 7:30 pm. If you are interested in helping with the cause, please email the Administration Officer at email@example.com with the header “interested in volunteering”. For more information about volunteering roles, click here.
Our office will be closed on Monday 26 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017, these being make-up days following Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Please join our next outreach on Sunday 15 January 2017 from 4 – 6pm, when we fan out to distribute flyers and share information with migrant workers at a specified location near an MRT station (to be decided). If you’re able to help, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “can help with Jan 2017 outreach”.