Singapore—Sowing Care for Migrant Workers Amidst COVID-19

Sowing Care for Migrant Workers Amidst COVID-19

Providing Meals and other Essential Items for Our Migrant Workers


Country: Singapore

Ministry: COVID-19 Response 


*Update - 27 Apr 2020

Dear donors,


It has been almost 3 weeks since this project began. Since 10 Apr, we have distributed 208,312 care meals to the migrant workers. Of the 1,200 factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) in Singapore, we have reached out to 201 FCDs—64 of these have been receiving daily meals from us. We are sincerely grateful for the generous support of our donors and volunteers who have come alongside us in this project.


We hope to continue to distribute meals and essential items to the migrant workers in light of the extension of the "circuit breaker" period to 1 June. We seek your continued support of this project, that we may continue to show love to the foreigners in our midst.


To see more photos and updates, visit our Facebook or Instagram.

For enquires, you may call the hotline at 6304 3486.


*Update - 20 Apr 2020

Dear donors, 


We are thankful for all the support we have received since this project started. What started out as a 1-day project has become a continuous effort to care for the migrant workers during the "circuit breaker" period. Through our contacts on the ground, we have understood the gravity of the situation, and we are aiming to provide 20,000 meals a day to the workers during this period. As of 20 Apr, we are distributing 15,000 meals a day to 35 Factory-Converted Dormitories. In total, we have delivered over 80,000 meals. 


We are working very closely with the Ministry of Manpower and Migrant Workers' Centre to ensure our distribution efforts adhere to safe-distancing measures and no individuals are placed at risk.


To see more photos and updates, visit our Facebook or Instagram.

For enquires, you may call the hotline at 6304 3486.


*Update - 13 Apr 2020

Dear donors, 


SowCare—a charity arm of The Bible Society of Singapore—is very heartened to report that we had been able to distribute around 20,000 packets of food to over 100 factory-converted dormitories during the Good Friday and Easter Sunday weekend from 10-12 April. We are very thankful for all the support we have garnered thus far. Your contributions have allowed us to do much in just three days!


There remains much more to be done, and we will continue our efforts to provide these migrant workers with Care Meals and other essential items such as food items, basic medication, masks, hand sanitisers and soaps during the "circuit breaker" period.


Many of us will be receiving aid from the government through the Solidarity Budget. If you are in a position to help, do consider giving it to those who need it more, such as the migrant workers. They have been financially affected and are facing great levels of anxiety and distress. Your support will go a long way towards helping the least amongst us during this trying period. To see more photos and updates, visit our Facebook or Instagram.




Buy a Meal for Our Migrant Workers @ $2 per Care Meal 

On 5 April 2020, Singapore had a record number of 120 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day—of which migrant workers formed a large majority. 20,000 workers from the affected dormitories have now been placed under quarantine. Many other migrant workers remain especially vulnerable amidst the COVID-19 situation.


In order to meet their urgent needs and assist the government in aiding this vulnerable community, SowCare (see below) has partnered with The Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO)—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance–to launch Good Friday Care Meals for Migrant Workers.


Given the current Circuit Breaker restrictions, some migrant workers may be unable to leave their premises to obtain food and essential supplies to cook. In order to meet their urgent needs, Hope Initiative Alliance will be launching Good Friday Care Meals for Migrant Workers #SowingGoodAmidstAdversity.

In Solidarity, Let Us Support Our Migrant Workers during Circuit Breaker Restrictions

Under this campaign, we will seek to feed 20,000 or more migrant workers. Each meal—comprising rice, gravy and a side of vegetables—will cost just $2, and will be delivered to migrant workers from selected dormitories, on Good Friday.

We will also be distributing a limited number of care packs to the migrant workers. These care packs will consist of necessities—such as hand sanitisers, surgical masks, and food supplies.

We urge YOU to join us in ensuring these individuals in need will receive the necessary assistance. As a vulnerable community who have been separated from their families amidst this trying period, these workers are in need of urgent care, and your partnership will go a long way in meeting their needs. Once again, we thank you for your support and committed efforts to sow good into the lives of the vulnerable.


A $100 donation will provide 50 Migrant Workers with a meal.


You can make a difference.

 

About SowCare

SowCare is the charity arm of The Bible Society of Singapore that aims to provide holistic care for the vulnerable and marginalised communities among us, such as the homeless and migrant workers. For more information about SowCare, visit https://sowcare.sg/ 

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