Outreach project launched for foreign workers in the southern sector

SINGAPORE - A series of roadshows was launched on Sunday to reach out to foreign workers here and alert them to local laws and anti-social behaviours to avoid.

The Central Police Division in the Home Team Southern Sector is initiating "Project Transient Workers Outreach" in a bid to promote cultural understanding. The first roadshow was held beside Burmah Road in Little India and saw some 3,000 workers being entertained by an educational skit and games.

New foreign worker ambassadors in nine dormitories in the sector were also recognised at the event on Sunday evening. These 35 workers have volunteered to pass on information on crime prevention, social norms and even first aid to colleagues and friends.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education Hawazi Daipi, the event guest of honour, said at the event that he hopes the initiatives will strengthen the current state of harmony which Singapore enjoys, which should not be taken for granted.

"Singapore is a cosmopolitan, open and multiracial nation, which plays host to a similarly diverse foreign worker community...Both locals and foreign workers desire to coexist in peace and harmony," said Mr Hawazi in his speech.