Migrant workers spend rest days volunteering
Published on Jan 6, 2014 7:49 AM
FROM 4am to 3.30pm, six days a week, kitchen worker Zhao Fu Xin's job is to cook sushi rice.
But on his rest day, the 23- year-old Chinese national is back in another kitchen - cleaning floors while other volunteers like him whip up thousands of free meals for the needy in Singapore.
"When we deliver the food to the elderly, I feel like I am doing something very meaningful," explained Mr Zhao, who has been volunteering at soup kitchen Willing Hearts for about a year, since arriving here in November 2012.
"As a foreign worker, my life here can be monotonous. So I like to come here to do things, everyone here is very friendly and warm."
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HAPPY TO HELP
The migrant workers that I know are very happy to work with Singaporeans for the benefit of Singapore society. It makes them feel accepted by society to be able to give something back.
- Transient Workers Count Too executive committee member Debbie Fordyce