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ACS (International) Interact Club Migrant Workers’ Outreach Project

Handwritten, personalised, thank-you cards made by students from the Interact Club, Thoburn House and the Art Club

On 18 Sep 2020, 80 students from our Interact Club collaborated with Wesley Methodist Church (MC) to give out 400 care packages to the migrant workers living in the dormitories that the church is supporting.

Under the guidance of teachers Ms Michelle Liew and Ms Caroline Heng, we ordered nutritious food, such as Vitamin C, halal biscuits, seaweed and muruku snacks, a favourite among migrant workers from India and Bangladesh. We also collaborated with Thoburn House and the Art Club to hand-make personalised encouragement cards to be paired with each care package.

After receiving the deliveries for the supplies, we set up booths and packing stations to ensure an efficient, safe and socially-distanced packing experience. We then handed over the care packages to representatives from Wesley MC, who delivered the packages to the migrant workers.

The aim of the project was not only to give useful supplies to this marginalised community, but also to let them know that there are people in Singapore who care for them.

This experience has brought immense satisfaction to all of us in the Interact Club. We were also heartened to received messages and photos of appreciation from the migrant workers. We hope to have more opportunities to give back to the community during these trying times.

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Ronak Sanan is a member of the Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) (International) Interact Club / Photos courtesy of the ACS (International) Interact Club