Here's something to lift your spirits this weekend. Non-profit organisation Voices of Singapore, in collaboration with HealthServe, has produced a music video featuring the migrant worker community, a 180-strong virtual choir from the Voices of Singapore Children's Choir, the HealthServe team and healthcare workers.
The video features kids from the choir asking the migrant worker community innocent questions like "what food do you miss?", "do you like ice cream?" and "what do you miss most about your hometown?" In featuring children (the voices of the next generation) and weaving in conversations with the migrant community through the lens of a child, the collaboration seeks to encourage inclusivity, promote kindness, harmony and gratitude. The children's choir then performed "If We Hold On Together", originally by Diana Ross, right from the comfort of their own homes.
Additionally, every share through the 'share' button will be matched by a donation of $5 by generous sponsors. Voices of Singapore and HealthServe will raise $50,000 to help migrant workers get the care and help they need and deserve. All funds raised will be channelled to HealthServe's Social Assistance program that provides temporary social assistance in the form of meals, shelter and phone top-ups to workers facing salary and retrenchment problems. The project is also supported by the National Integration Council (Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth), Singapore Kindness Movement, SDI Academy and Ad Planet Group.