As online-related crimes have been a concerning global issue, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO)—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA)—organised Migrant Workers Community Carnival Day on 27 November 2022, a carnival with interactive and engaging game booths with an aim to educate the guest workers on keeping safe and to provide ways on how and where to seek help.
Various partners supported us in this event, such as Assurance Care Engagement Group (ACE) by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Woodlands West Neighbourhood Police Centre under Singapore Police Force (SPF), Kranji Recreation Centre, and other various agencies. Over 600 guest workers participated in this event, and all of them enjoyed this initiative as they received many prizes from the lucky draws.
This carnival brought together organisations and personnel from the people, private and public sectors who are working together for the welfare and safety of the guest workers. The other partners include DBS Bank, Causeway Point, Land Transport Authority, and many more. Through interactive activities and engaging games, the different agencies educated the guest workers about being safe from scams and other types of crime. As MOS Faishal shared, “Fighting scams and other forms of crime is a community effort. Therefore, other than Police’s enforcement efforts, we are also focusing our efforts on educating the public about crime prevention and safety.”