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Hope Haven comes to KKMC

Hope and a voice for migrant workers


HOPE HAVEN — Christians’ response to the plight of migrant workers in Singapore — was launched at Kampong Kapor Methodist Church at its Tamil Ministry’s 10th anniversary celebrations on Aug 3, 2003.

It aims to give a voice to these workers and to enable the hopeless to live in hope again.

This service is run by the Archdiocesan Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People (CMI) under the leadership of Mrs Bridget Lew, who is assisted by Mrs Mel Diamse-Lee.

Its objectives are to provide free counselling service in the following areas: Family and marital, educational and health, psychological, employment, legal, and to let migrants know they have a support system in Singapore.

Help desks have been set up at Lucky Plaza (# 04 -19) and Kampong Kapor Methodist Church in Little India.

The help desk at KKMC will operate on the second Sunday of every month between 4 and 5 pm (Volunteers from KKMC’s Tamil Ministry will be available for translation purposes). Volunteers and para-counsellors will be on hand for counselling.

Representatives from the Sri Lankan High Commission, the Indonesian and Philippine embassies in Singapore have warmly received the idea.

Charmaine Tan is the Communications Executive of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church.