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42 'foreign worker ambassadors' appointed in Kim Chuan Road dormitory

Published on Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM

Around 400 foreign workers gathered in the Singapore Contractors Association Limited dormitory in Kim Chuan Road on Sunday evening to witness 42 of their colleagues being appointed role models in their dormitory community.

These "foreign worker ambassadors" are trained by the police and other Home Team agencies on crime and safety tips so that they can pass on the advice to their dormitory mates, report any criminal activity, and mediate disputes among other workers.

The appointments were part of Project Foreign Workers Awareness and Readiness (Forward), a programme launched by the Ang Mo Kio Police Division in collaboration with some dormitory operators last November. So far, 287 foreign worker ambassadors have been appointed.

The programme is meant to engage foreign workers and raise their security and crime prevention awareness, and the dormitory in Kim Chuan is one of four within Ang Mo Kio Police Division's jurisdiction which have been certified "Forward ready" so far.

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