“We wanted to add a human touch to it by including encouragement letters in the care packs, to show our appreciation towards them as individuals, as human beings.”
Easing Mental and Emotional Stress
The migrant worker community in Singapore has seen the greatest number of infected cases across the nation. From having to be separated from their family and being moved away from their dorms, the migrant workers have really suffered a lot. Sympathising with their plight, our #SGStrong grantee, The Social Co., has decided to help ease some of the mental and emotional stress that they are experiencing.
“We understood that many of them were moved within a very short time span and did not have a chance to bring along many personal belongings. We wanted to alleviate their situation with a small gesture, which is providing care packs. In addition, we figured that this whole process may have been stressful and uncertain for our migrant worker friends, and so we wanted to add a human touch to it by including encouragement letters in the care packs, to show our appreciation towards them as individuals, as human beings.”
Packing and Distributing Care Packs
In order to do so, the team at The Social Co. has decided to pack and distribute care packs containing some daily necessities like soap, towels, toothbrushes and snacks. Though simple, these are items that the migrant workers might not have access to because in the government’s hurry to relocate them, they might not have gotten everything they needed.
Note of Encouragement
Reaching up to over 1,600 migrant workers, the team has also included a small hand-written encouragement note within every pack to remind them that they are not alone and to brighten their day.
“I think it was both heartening and rewarding to see many stakeholders coming together, doing their best for an initiative that supports a vulnerable group in our community. Whether through funding, supplying, packing, logistics, distributing and doing the handwritten notes, many people came together out of their good hearts to support our migrant worker friends.”
We hope that their projects will inspire you to also give your support to the migrant worker community in Singapore to help them weather the storm. Together, we are stronger than COVID-19.