Migrant workers come to Singapore to escape poverty in their own countries, but upon arrival many find themselves in dire straits – without work and a place to live. Some have been cheated by rogue employment agents and scammed by companies, arriving in Singapore only to find that a promised job doesn’t exist. Others are injured and cannot work. And still others have gone long periods without receiving the wages owed them.
The Cuff Road Project (TCRP) provides meals to these homeless and jobless migrant workers in restaurants, in a safe clean environment where the men can eat with dignity.
TCRP is co-organised by ONE (SINGAPORE) and TWC2 (Transient Workers Count Too). The programme was started in 2008 and has served more than 200,000 meals to date. Programme participants can also receive assistance with their cases from volunteers and TWC2’s community worker.
Learn more about the issues and how you can help by checking out resource pages from the radio series “Poverty No More” (Season 1 and Season 2). And join Irene Ang and The Flying Dutchman in this episode of “One Moment of Glory” as they meet some of the men who rely on TCRP.