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Launch of 'Our Migrant Workers Gallery' to appreciate our workers and our shared journey

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) launched the “Our Migrant Workers Gallery”
at the Assurance, Care and Engagement (ACE) Group’s headquarters at 3 Geylang
Bahru Lane today. The gallery showcases the diverse stories of our migrant workers
and their significant contributions to Singapore. It also captures the journey to
transform the migrant worker ecosystem with our partners across three key areas:
fortifying housing standards, improving healthcare support, and enhancing social wellbeing.

2 With over 150 photographs and features across four themed zones, visitors will
gain insights into the diverse migrant worker landscape in Singapore and the wholeof-
society effort to care for our migrant workers. The four zones are organised as

a) Zone 1: Many Faces, One Aspiration
    Captures the stories, contributions and aspirations of our migrant workers.

b) Zone 2: Protecting Lives, Safeguarding Livelihoods
            Pays tribute to the contributions of our stakeholders partnering our migrant
            workers in the fight against COVID-19.

c) Zone 3: Strengthening Resilience, Enhancing Experiences
            Showcases our multi-year transformation roadmap to build resilience and
            enhance experiences in the migrant worker ecosystem.

d) Zone 4: Joining Hands, Building Bonds
            Recognises the whole-of-society effort to enhance our migrant workers' well being and make them feel welcomed. 

3 The gallery will be a means to engage our youth, community partners and the
general public to foster a greater appreciation for our migrant workers. We also hope
to encourage collective community action amongst those who wish to play a more
active role in caring for our migrant workers. This includes organising guided tours to
educate and rally our students through MOM’s School Partnership Programme, and
conducting engagement sessions with our stakeholders to co-create meaningful

4 “Our Migrant Workers Gallery symbolises our appreciation for our migrant
workers’ contributions to Singapore, and recognises their resilience through the
COVID-19 pandemic,” said Minister for Manpower, Dr Tan See Leng. “We are
transforming housing, healthcare and the well-being of our migrant workers. As we
continue to progress in our multi-year journey, I hope the public and our stakeholders
will join us in taking active steps to support and thank our migrant workers.”

5 “Our Migrant Workers Gallery is one of the many initiatives that the Migrant
Workers’ Centre’s (MWC) partners with MOM and other like-minded partners on, to
champion and take care of our migrant workers’ well-being and needs,” said Mr
Bernard Menon, Executive Director of MWC. “We are firmly committed to bettering our migrant workers’ lives, and we invite more Singaporeans to stand in solidarity with our migrant workers, who help build our country.”

6 “Our Migrant Workers Gallery reflects the industry's commitment to improve
housing standards in dormitories and allows the public to better appreciate the
continuous efforts made to uplift these standards by the industry,” said Mr Johnathan
Cheah, President of the Dormitory Association Singapore Limited (DASL). “DASL will
reinforce our partnership with key stakeholders for the betterment of dormitory
operations as well as provide a sustainable and resilient living environment for our
migrant workers.”