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I delivered essential items and this is what I learned
For months, men have been confined to dorms, unable to go out to buy daily necessities they might need. TWC2's SEN team delivered little things that made life more bearable.
Freshly baked and yummy!
A big Thank You to Gwendolin Tan for her freshly baked cakes.
$1 million spent helping over 90,000 migrant workers remain connected with their families
With support from Facebook and Community Foundation of Singapore, TWC2 tops up migrant workers' phones in time for Eid al-fitr. In total, the campaign spent nearly $1 million to help about workers stuck in quarantine and lockdown.
Nearly 300 men at risk of eviction and homelessness get rent money from TWC2
We laid out $85,000 to help some migrant workers keep a roof over their heads. These workers, having lost their jobs, are in more difficult situations than those in dorms. Includes video story from TRT World.
The dorms are not the problem
An essay based on a talk given by Alex Au at a Labour Day webinar organised by Maruah in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic that badly affected migrant workers in Singapore.
Joyless Joylicious, part 3
Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. The employer was unhappy we went public with the problem on Facebook. MOM also said we had not informed them.
Joyless Joylicious, part 2
Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. TodayOnline confirms the story in a report the next day but also quotes dorm operator saying it was necessary.
Joyless Joylicious, part 1
Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. The story (parts 1 to 3) recounts our efforts to free them from criminal confinement, and the battles we had to fight even after we succeeded.
TWC2 phone top-up campaign spent over $280,000 (so far) to help 28,000 workers
We're been feverishly doing phone top-ups these two weeks, boosted by generous donors, and helping thousands of workers stuck in quarantine.
If even educated people from source countries know so little about Singapore, how can they be training workers for us?
At a conference session on upskilling, TWC2 saw the enormity of the challenge for Singapore as we try to raise productivity among migrant workers and fill our future care-giving needs.