Deepavali Celebration 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, these last two years have been especially different and difficult for them, 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—will be celebrating Deepavali with the guest workers on 7 November by distributing meals and organising religious services and carnival event which will be held in a Recreational Centre with up to 1000 guest workers attending. For the carnival, game booths will be set up to entertain the guest workers.
We are glad to be partnering with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) for these initiatives.
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.