About 200 helpers attend carnival to celebrate International Domestic Workers' day
https://str.sg/wu7GSINGAPORE- The weekends would usually see Ms Luz Gabriel hanging out with friends at a park near the church they attend but on Sunday (June 19), she visited a carnival after lunch instead.On her day off, with friends in tow, the 50-year-old turned up for the event held at Bible House on Armenian Street.
There was a lucky draw, Zumba session, a few game booths and a photo-taking corner, where some among the 200 maids who turned up to celebrate International Domestic Workers' day struck their best pose.The domestic workers also received dinner and snacks.Read more: The Straits Times »
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sg/wu7G SINGAPORE- The weekends would usually see Ms Luz Gabriel hanging out with friends at a park near the church they attend but on Sunday (June 19), she visited a carnival after lunch instead. On her day off, with friends in tow, the 50-year-old turned up for the event held at Bible House on Armenian Street. There was a lucky draw, Zumba session, a few game booths and a photo-taking corner, where some among the 200 maids who turned up to celebrate International Domestic Workers' day struck their best pose. 19, adding that he was infected despite keeping his mask on and"avoiding crowds throughout the trip". The domestic workers also received dinner and snacks. Ms Gabriel, who has worked in Singapore for 14 years, spent $20 at the flea market where new and pre-loved items like clothes, books and accessories were sold. The Orange County District Attorney's Office said Friday that authorities added hate crime allegations to the murder and attempted murder charges filed against 68-year-old David Wenwei Chou.
She was pleased with her haul - a new wallet, a bag, some clothes and a new pouch she was going to gift to her niece on her next trip home to the Philippines. 16 local time. "The items were very cheap," she said. The proceeds collected will go towards future events organised by the Alliance of Domestic Employees Outreach (Adeo), which put together the carnival. Adeo is an initiative under Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA), a non-profit that supports various communities including migrant workers and people with disabilities. Heng confirmed that he will be unable to attend his upcoming work engagements as he is currently in isolation, and apologised to those involved with the remainder of his trip. Some of the items at the flea market were collected by Big At Heart, a non-profit that was among the partners that worked with HIA to organise the event."It's their decision to make, they decided to take this path.
Mrs Crisanta Guiquing, who has worked in Singapore for 16 years, was all smiles. "I feel relaxed and happy seeing so many domestic workers. Among them are Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah, Aljunied GRC MP and Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim, as well as Defence Minister and Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu, who tested positive while in Copenhagen to attend a ministerial meeting on climate change. Especially after (two years of the pandemic), I am happy to see everyone gathered together," said the 42-year-old Filipino helper. Central CDC Mayor Denise Phua, who was guest of honour, spoke at the event. She shared about two domestic helpers who had been part of her family.The 27-year-old Svitolina, who won the Olympic singles bronze medal in Tokyo last year, pledged to donate her prize money from tournaments to the Ukrainian army before pulling out of the tour after losing in the second round of the Miami Masters in March.
One of them was an Indonesian helper who looked after her mother, who had Alzheimer's disease. She took care of her for 13 years until her mother died a few years ago. "She looked after my mother as though she was her own mother. Without her, I will not be standing here," Ms Phua said. More On This Topic Maids to get mandatory day off: What helpers do during their downtime Guest of honour Central CDC Mayor Denise Phua (left) mingling with workers at the event. I feel like it created tension between us," Svitolina said during the video interview.
ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG Ms Joyder Ng, the team leader of Adeo, said Sunday was Father's Day but not many may be aware that June 16 is International Domestic Workers' day. "We wanted to appreciate the sisters who have been supporting their families away from their own home ... (and) also make them feel loved and cared for," added Ms Ng.