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Cool beans, hot coffee

September 20th, 2019|

Eight men under TWC2's care are introduced to a new career possibility: baristas, courtesy of The Coffee Roasters Cafe.

Evacuate! Fire in our building

September 6th, 2019|

A smallish fire broke out at Golden Mile Complex, where TWC2's main office is located, on 5 September 2019. We didn't suffer any damage.

Some days the skies are clear and problems float away

December 8th, 2018|

"Migrant workers volunteer to clean Pasir Ris beach on Saturday" said the headline in the Straits Times, 17 October 2018. Indeed, that's what a large group of TWC2 clients did, led by Irene Ong and Marcel Bandur, joint leaders of our Discover Singapore team. This team organises activities for the

Sweaty, busy night at our roadshow

November 19th, 2018|

Seven volunteers from TWC2 manned our stall at a migrant worker roadshow on Sunday, 18 December 2018. The humidity was high and everyone was sweaty, more so when workers crowded around our stand, but it was well worth it. We must have given out hundreds of fliers -- maybe a

One million free meals served — a bittersweet moment for TWC2

July 13th, 2018|

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu poses with TWC2's one million meals placard. Bittersweet - that's the exact sentiment here at TWC2 as we commemorate having served one million free meals to needy migrant workers. We give ourselves a pat on the back and celebrate this accomplishment.

Grappling with trafficking is like nailing jelly to a wall

March 10th, 2018|

Former president of TWC2, John Gee, was a panellist at a human trafficking forum at the National University of Singapore's Stephen Riady Global Centre on Saturday 27 January 2018. In his talk, titled 'Nailing jelly to the wall', he drew attention to how terms and labels can be misconstrued, and

TWC2 president speaks at Singapore UN Association’s UNASMUN

January 29th, 2018|

TWC2 was invited to speak at the 2017 United Nations Association of Singapore Model United Nations (UNASMUN) preparatory conference which took place at the Singapore Institute of Management from 19-22 December 2017. At the conference, TWC2 President, Dr Noorashikin Abdul Rahman, presented an overview of the working and living conditions

After ten years, Asean reaches ‘consensus’ on migrant labour rights

November 27th, 2017|

Asean heads of government put signatures to an 'Asean Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers' on 14 November 2017, at their recently concluded summit meeting in Manila. This document was ten years in the making, after Asean members first signalled their intention to arrive

Bridging the academic-NGO divide: Making research relevant to migrant workers and their front line supporters.

November 19th, 2017|

Bick Harriagn (extreme right) moderating a panel discussion at another event This is a speech given by Nicholas Harrigan, a member of TWC2's research subcommittee, at the 'Health of Migrants and Refugees Workshop' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 November 2017. This workshop was hosted by United Nations University - International