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Video by Nicole Ng, text by Colin Ng, with contributions by Alex Au For most construction workers like Islam Mahabub, a job here comes at a hefty price. Based on casual reports collected by TWC2 from among the thousands of workers we see each year, the cost of a job can range from $2,000 to as...
By Gek Han Family was the only consideration when Jakir decided to work overseas. Jakir was fifteen when his father died, and Jakir’s elder brother was not earning enough to support his family of six. But Singapore wasn’t Jakir’s first choice of destination. Jakir had wanted to go to the Middle East, because he thought...
By Pat Meyer At TWC2, we expect to be helping workers with employer-related problems. But at least as often, we find ourselves dealing with problems created by doctors and lawyers. It was raining hard Tuesday night as TWC2’s meal programme in Little India was about to begin. One of the first men we met that...
We have a lot of pictures like the one above, showing a volunteer doing something for a worker, in this case, registering him for our free meals programme (Cuff Road Project). Indeed, our volunteers are often very busy. Without them, much of our work simply couldn’t be done. But this photo was unusual because the...
By J Wen In a recession, should a company prioritise cutting costs over the health of its employees? One engineering firm in Aljunied seems to think so, after leaving one of their injured workers with a twisted, bloodied finger for more than five hours before he was sent to the hospital for treatment. All in...
“Heartbeat”, our next orientation session for potential volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016, 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.
We’re calling for volunteers to help distribution of information leaflets to workers and a simple survey among foreign workers on Sunday 16 Oct 2016, late afternoon. If you able to help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “interested in helping with outreach 16 Oct 2016”.
CLOSED on 31 OCTOBER 2016
Our office at Golden Mile Complex will be closed Monday 31 October 2016, being the make-up day for Deepavali which falls on Saturday 29 October.