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TWC2 activity: outreach to workers

Sweaty, busy night at our roadshow

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 thousand — all in their  Continue Reading »

TWC2 social work team invited by employer to give a talk to staff

Bright Vision Hospital requested Transient Workers Count Too to give a talk to the work permit holders on their payroll. As any model employer would, Bright Vision wanted their employees informed of their rights and responsibilities. TWCS’2 social work associate Jason Lee (black shirt, centre right) delivered the talk on Thursday 28 April. We had  Continue Reading »

“My friend [will] never walk again,” worker tells volunteer

  “He crushed and crumpled the leaflet in his fist and threw it away,” said the young volunteer, visibly distressed by the rejection she had just encountered. “He said, ‘All this no use. My friend [will] never walk again.’” Most of the time, when our volunteers fan out on our monthly outreach event, they are  Continue Reading »

Outreach to workers, June 2015

TWC2’s monthly outreach took place on 14 June 2015 at Boon Lay.  Two social workers, three interns and eight volunteers participated. Led by social worker Louis Ong, they fanned out to distribute TWC2 flyers and speak to workers to introduce the ways we can help them. We stress that our services are provided free of  Continue Reading »

Volunteers ‘lightering’ up at Outreach

We asked new volunteers who helped out at our July Outreach to contribute some reflection and feedback. Here is one: By Ying Zhen It was my first time participating in a TWC2 outreach activity. I was a little nervous at first because I did not know if I could do what was expected of me.  Continue Reading »

A brighter picture for hospital staff

“They didn’t ask any questions,” said Nor Karno, “unless the managers weren’t in the room. Then the questions came.” The Transient Workers Count Too social worker was describing his experience giving three talks at Bright Vision Hospital in March 2014. It was a sign of enlightened management practice that the hospital management invited TWC2 to  Continue Reading »

MOM does not abandon workers, says ministry director

The director of the Foreign Manpower Management Division, Kevin Teoh, told the commission of inquiry looking into the Little India riots that his ministry does not abandon workers. This was after TWC2 president Russell Heng had hold the committee in earlier testimony that workers “basically have to resort to charity to survive in Singapore” as they  Continue Reading »

St Joseph Lasalle student volunteers spend a day with TWC2

Twelve students, aged 15 to 18, spent about eight hours with TWC2 on Sunday, 24 Nov 2013, on a multipronged programme. Comprising nine boys and three girls from St Joseph Institution and St Joseph International, the activity was meant as a lead-up to the annual Lasallian camp for student leaders, this year to be held  Continue Reading »