We delivered these care packs through Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO), a member of the Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA), who are doing amazing work showing love to the migrant worker community.
But this small project opened our eyes to the immense needs to be met to support this community. To start with, while the 300,000 or so workers housed in government-run dorms are well cared and provided for, over 100,000 workers are under their private employers’ care, and tens of thousands have not even been provided with the most basic needs while under quarantine. AGWO is delivering two meals a day to 10,000 migrant workers whose employers are unable to support them, and have been left without food while on lockdown. They have enough funding to feed the workers till end of June but with no end in sight in the dormitory outbreak, the needs are mounting.
There’s an article about the initative here:
Please also check out this video which shows our Trehaus co-founder Elaine’s visit to the dorms and meeting with Pastor Samuel Stephen, the inspiring man behind the AGWO initiative: