Debbie Fordyce, the coordinator of The Cuff Road Project, has been named International Woman of the Year by the American Women’s Association of Singapore.
After visiting with destitute migrant workers who were sleeping on footpaths in Little India two years ago, Debbie helped start The Cuff Road Project, which has since served more than 170,000 restaurant meals to jobless workers in safe clean environments where the men can eat with dignity.
Debbie works on a full-time volunteer basis, running the project and assisting participants with their cases, which often includes visits to the Ministry of Manpower, hospitals and the courthouse.
Here at ONE (SINGAPORE), we are extremely proud of Debbie! She works tirelessly to assist men who have come to Singapore to escape poverty in their home communities, but along the way have been scammed by employment agents, not paid due wages by their employers and suffered severe injuries.
Debbie Fordyce, featured in a Lianhe Zaobao article