Celebrating Hari Raya Puasa With Over 3,000 Migrant Workers
To celebrate Hari Raya Puasa, the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Assurance, Care and Engagement (ACE) Group and The Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO) have collaborated with close to 20 partners to organise a keynote event for migrant workers at Tuas South Recreation Centre. Over 3,000 migrant workers from over 10 dormitories participated in congregational Eid prayers in the morning, and enjoyed carnival games and live performances in the afternoon.
2 The event was supported by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS),
Non-Governmental Organisations, community partners and private organisations listed
in the Annex.
3 In the lead up to Hari Raya Puasa, ACE Group also worked with various partners to organise Terawih and Iftar sessions across more than 30 dormitories. Over 100,000 dates and 3,000 meals were distributed to close to 70,000 migrant workers during the fasting month.
4 To enable migrant workers to enjoy their rest days with their friends, we facilitated community outings to various places such as Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay and the Indian Heritage Centre. Migrant workers could also enjoy recreational activities, such as Kabaddi tournaments and cooking contests, within their dormitories and Recreation Centres during this festive season.
5 “It takes a whole-of-society effort to care for our migrant workers. We are grateful for the support of the various NGOs, community partners and sponsors who have worked closely with us to make these celebrations possible,” said Minister for Manpower, Dr Tan See Leng. “We thank our migrant workers who have displayed great resilience throughout this pandemic and hope they will enjoy these celebrations with their friends.”