AGWO Cricket Tournament
28 October 2019
To provide guest workers with an avenue for recreation, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach – a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance – organised a cricket tournament on 28 October 2019 at the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) Recreation Centre. Cricket is a popular sport among South Asians, with almost 900 million fans in India alone. Through this tournament, we aimed to alleviate guest workers’ feelings of homesickness and encourage fellowship with one another over a meal.
Involving nearly 3,000 guest workers, the Cricket Tournament was a resounding success.
Underscoring the objective behind events such as this, Rev. Samuel Gift Stephen, Chairman of AGWO, emphasised the need for a collective effort to care for this marginalised community. He shared that, “With guest workers forming nearly one-third of our population, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment that protects and holistically cares for their well-being. More than isolated efforts, it is vital that we work collaboratively to pool together resources and services, so that we may effectively meet their needs.”
Migrant Workers’ Centre