Answering the Call for
Help for Migrant Workers
Inner Wheel Club of Singapore
1 June 2020
The high number of infections among migrant workers in Singapore is looked into with much care and concern by the Singapore government and voluntary organisations. Overcrowded accommodations has been identified as a major cause. The spike in infections has led to a labour shortage, particularly impacting the essential and construction services. Those who were tested negative for COVID-19 were gathered and relocated to keep them safe. The local community was asked to help them resettle.
The Inner Wheel Club of Singapore quickly chipped in with a few ideas to facilitate the resettlement of a group of migrant workers relocated to a newly refurbished school. Within a short time, funds were raised for 1,000 sets of a "starter pack" comprising a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, a bar of soap and a small towel. On 1st June, in compliance with the restrictive numbers to gather, three members handed the starter packs over to a staff at the Community Centre in Ulu Pandan, a collection centre set up for the purpose. To top this, a well-wisher donated watercolour paintings and many Club members made "Thank You" cards expressing appreciation for their work, to beautify their new premises. Such thoughtful gestures which the Inner Wheel Club of Singapore is delighted to facilitate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many of us together. As we stay united and single-minded in thought and action, we will surely come around and overcome this scourge. With that in mind, the members of the Inner Wheel Club of Singapore is set to continue to help and improve the health and well-being of the migrant workers.