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Team Singapore & Singapore Kindness Movement - Giving Raincoats to Migrant Workers

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TS Floorballers (L to R) Glendon, Sean, Renji, Alvin, Gary and Chun Yin and SDSC athlete Nithiah up bright and early, giving out raincoats to our migrant worker community. Photo: Sport Singapore

 

Singapore’s migrant worker community fills employment gaps in industries where most locals would be unwilling to take on, and most of these workers toil away daily without proper protective gear from inclement weather conditions.

In collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, Team Singapore floorballers Glendon Phua, Sean Huang, Yeung Chun Yin, Alvin Tan, Lee Renji and Gary Wong helped to distribute free raincoats to migrant workers at Little India, bringing a smile to the neighbourhood on a Sunday morning.

For Chun Yin, sacrificing a Sunday morning was “nothing compared to some of the sacrifices that the migrant workers have made.”

“For them to sacrifice their time and be miles away from their families to come to Singapore to help build homes for us, that is something that we should appreciate them for.”

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Joining them was Nithiah D/O Aridas (pictured above), a below-knee amputee inspired by our ASEAN Para Games athletes who decided to take up sports for health and fitness purposes.

Nithiah, 33, shared Chun Yin’s sentiments and opined that Singaporeans should try to understand the plights of these migrant workers, because “they leave their families to work and we as Singaporeans should give a helping hand and support them as a family.”

 

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Gary (front) and Sean volunteered their Sunday morning to show our migrant worker community a little appreciation. Photo: Sport Singapore

 

For Glendon, waking up early on the weekend to do his part for the community was well worth it.

“It’s a really great way to start the day – you wake up and do something good for the people around you, especially for the people who have been giving a lot to Singapore’s progress over the years,” said Glendon.

“It may be a simple gesture, but every bit of effort counts, and I hope other Singaporeans can join in as well in the Singapore Kindness Movement and give back to our society.”

 

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