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Migrant Workers Celebrate International Migrants Day

  1. To celebrate International Migrants Day (IMD), the Assurance, Care and Engagement (ACE) Group under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) collaborated with over 20 partners to organise activities for migrant workers at all eight Recreation Centres (RCs), and distribute more than 100,000 goodie bags at the RCs and at 500 dormitories from 18 to 20 December 2020.
  2. The celebration at the RCs was supported by NGOs, community partners and private organisations as listed in Appendix 1. Activities include digital shows and performances, photo booths, game stalls, giveaways, and special corporate offers for migrant workers. Three lucky winners who submit the best photos of the celebrations at the RCs will also win smartphones sponsored by Singtel.
  3. The goodie bags, packed by ACE Group officers and volunteers from East Youths, Youth Corps Singapore and Old Chang Kee, contained items such as hand sanitisers, masks, medical care packs, snacks and toiletries. Items were sponsored by the Migrant Workers’ Centre, Singapore Red Cross Society, DBS Bank, Dettol, Old Chang Kee, and Singtel. Commemorative postcards drawn by preschool students from Kinderland@MOM were also distributed to show our appreciation to our migrant workers. Refer to Appendix 2 for photos.
  4. During this festive season, the ACE Group is also facilitating Christmas outings for migrant workers. For example, the Covid-19 Migrant Support Coalition has arranged 10 sessions for migrant workers to see the Orchard Road Christmas Light-up from an open-top bus. This will be complemented by Christmas social events at dormitories organised by several church groups.
  5. “We would like to thank the various NGOs, community partners, sponsors and volunteers for working with us to make these celebrations possible. We hope that these festivities will bring some cheer to our migrant workers as we celebrate International Migrants Day and show our appreciation for their contributions to Singapore,” said Mr Tung Yui Fai, Chief of the ACE Group.

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