The most rewarding experience was hearing stories from our FDW friends of how their employers, upon receiving the digital posters, took action – Ang Huanting, SG Strong Grantee
With countries across the globe recalling their citizens and putting themselves on lockdown, there have been many migrant workers and foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Singapore who have been displaced. Sympathising with their plight, our #SGStrong grantee, Ang Huanting and her team have decided to take action and help these workers cope with the virus situation.
As part of the project, a digital campaign was set up to spread messages under the public campaign #SHAREandCARE to imbibe care and understanding among the 250,000 households who employ Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) towards their employees – providing enough rest and practicing good hygiene for example.
Collaborating with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), they launched the #SHAREandCARE social media campaign. This campaign specifically targets employers and dorm operators as well as the general public to raise awareness of the needs of these migrant workers and foreign domestic workers. Through the course of their campaign, Huanting and her team hope to reach out to at least half a million people so that they can hopefully take better care of migrant workers and foreign domestic workers.
The most rewarding experience was hearing stories from our FDW friends of how their employers, upon receiving the digital posters, took action and paid them compensation for the additional hours they were putting in because of the Circuit Breaker.
We hope that Huantings project will inspire you to better empathise with the displaced workers in Singapore. Together, we are stronger than COVID-19.