Appeal for Deepavali Meals for Guest Workers
Deepavali is a festive occasion celebrated in many South Asian countries. Usually, during this season, guest workers would be able to visit their families back home, and celebrate this special occasion with them. However, this year is especially different as the world battles COVID-19, with many travel restrictions and lockdowns. Thus, these guest workers may have experienced homesickness, particularly during a festive period like Deepavali.
To make the guest workers in our nation feel more at home, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance— hopes to provide meals to about 6,000 guest workers on Deepavali at the cost of $4 per meal, as a way of celebrating the occasion with them. The meal comprises chicken biryani, kesari and yoghurt. The funds raised will also go to activities and prizes for the guest workers, and decorations for the dormitories.
We are glad to be partnering the Ministry of Manpower, the Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore and the Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle in this initiative.
We look forward to your partnership; your kind giving will enable us to help the guest workers feel like Singapore is their home away from home, especially during this festive season.