Hope Initiative Alliance is an inter-racial and inter-religious alliance of social service organisations, civil groups and corporations that seek to provide holistic care for the vulnerable and marginalised communities.
As a comprehensive aggregator of assistance and services for the needy, we partner with more than 100 organisations, including government agencies, social service organisations, civil groups, corporations and volunteers to help the guest workers, homeless, elderly, people with disabilities, the poor and needy communities.
AGWO Celebrates Pongal Festival with the Guest Workers at Kranji Recreation Centre
Over 500 guest workers from 70 dormitories came together at Kranji Recreation Centre on Sunday, 16 January from 2-9pm, celebrating the festivities of Pongal Festival, which is widely celebrated by the Tamils as thanksgiving for their bountiful harvest.
This initiative was organised by the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO)—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA)—together with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), JTC Corporation, Project Dorm, Free Food For All, Life Centre Community Services, Dorm Mums and other partners.
The festivities featured various activities including terrarium workshop, tug-of-war and carrom competitions and lucky draws, carnival game stalls that were set up for the guest workers to enjoy, and distribution of Pongal goodie bags, Pongal rice and sugarcane. A truck full of biryani and masala teas were also brought to the recreation centre to be given out to thousands of guest workers.