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Thank You! Our Migrant Brothers and Sisters

We called and you responded! We would like to thank all of you who submitted your videos and for helping us in pulling this video of encouragement for migrant workers - Our Brothers and Sisters. Truly, those who received this video have feel less alone and isolated during this time. No longer just workers but friends and brothers and sisters😊 Thank you brothers and sisters. For your presence, for being here with us and for all you’ve done for us. 🤗♥️

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ACMI Update: Phase 1 Post Circuit Breaker Measures

Post Circuit Breaker Measures Update Singapore enters Phase 1 of the Post Circuit Breaker from 2 June. In line with government measures please note that: The ACMI team will continue to work from home (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) All Skills Development Classes will continue to remain suspended. If you have questions please Call/Whatsapp: 8600 3583  The Case Management Pastoral Care Ministry: Meetings and updates with beneficiaries will be done over the phone or on Whatsapp Video Call. Any multi-disciplinary discussions with other agencies and organisations will be conducted through video conference.  If you are a migrant and need…

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Cook and Bake HOME EDITION

It's been almost 3 months since our Skills Development Courses have been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We know that many of you can't wait to get back to classes and to learning again. But for the meantime, let's pray and ask God to end the pandemic. Over the course of the last few weeks, some students have been sharing with us videos and photos of their new recipes that they have learnt over the period of the circuit breaker.  Your excitement and enthusiasm to learn have inspired all of us!  Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing with…

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Passing It On To Others Who Need It More
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Passing It On To Others Who Need It More

Our Case Worker - Christopher Yu shares about the generosity and altruism of a migrant family. With the Circuit Breaker extension, our case workers have been calling in to check up on our beneficiaries to ensure that they were given the necessary support – physical, emotional and mental. They had spent the last week calling up families to arrange for a second round of care packs, which ACMI plans to distribute to vulnerable transnational families and migrant individuals. With the many distress calls received and calls going out to families, one of our case workers - Christopher Yu was deeply…

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ACMI Update: Circuit Breaker Measures

Circuit Breaker Measures Update In light of the increased risk of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the ACMI team will have the following measures in place from 7 April until 4 May 2020: The team will work from home (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) All Skills Development Classes will continue to remain suspended. If you have questions please Call/Whatsapp: 8600 3583  The Case Management Pastoral Care Ministry: Meetings and updates with beneficiaries will be done over the phone or on Whatsapp Video Call. Any multi-disciplinary discussions with other agencies and organisations will be conducted through video conference.  If…

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Guide for employers and FDWs during this period of COVID-19

A guide for employers and FDWs to overcome COVID-19 together! We understand that this may be a stressful period for everyone with the many advisories being putting out. To guide us during this period, we have pulled out the relevant tips for your attention: Advisory on Rest Days: FDWs are advised to stay home during this period. FDWs who have errands to run are encouraged to take their rest day on a weekday. FDWs who wish to stay home of their rest day should not be given work on their rest day. For FDWs who wish to forgo their rest…

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Reaching out to migrants and transnational families during COVID-19

Partnering with individual donors and organisations, we reached out to migrant workers and transnational families during COVID-19. Many kind hearts have stepped forward to partner with us to offer assistance in kind to vulnerable migrant individuals and families living in Singapore. Many of these vulnerable migrants and families that we reach out to have limited access to local social support. Furthermore, support from their own families and relatives are limited due to travel restrictions and border controls at this time of the Corona virus. ACMI Case Management Ministry distributing Care Packs to clients The case management ministry distributed Care Packs…

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Praying for those impacted by the Lucky Plaza Incident

On Sunday, 19 January 2020 more than 50 people came together with intentions for the healing of those affected by the Lucky Plaza accident. Following the devastating accident at Lucky Plaza, ACMI organised a Eucharistic celebration to pray for the healing of all those affected by the incident. Rev Fr Jerome Leon, SJ and Rev Fr Gerard Louis, CSsR celebrated the mass. His Excellency Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap of the Embassy of The Philippines was present. He was joined by his wife, Mrs Josephine Yap and other members of the Philippine embassy. Finding Healing and Consolation At the end…

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Youth, parents get to better appreciate the migrant workers

From September to October 2019, more than 60 Catechism youth and their parents from the Church of the Risen Christ came together for the ACMI Bread Basket Programme.    Who Is My Neighbour? The youths, have adopted the bread basket programme as part of their confirmation community outreach. The ACMI Bread Basket programme started in 2010. It was a one day event to distribute grocery packs to migrant workers living in dormitories to thank them for building our nation. It has since evolved following the Archbishop’s vision of building a vibrant, evangelistic and missionary church in Singapore to be more…

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Possible or Impossible?

Jan Recounts her Experience with Migrant Construction Workers in Singapore. After reading this part of the Pope’s message. The thought immediately came to mind. What does “logic of the world” mean?  After reading up on it, I came across an explanation: “There are things in this world which are absolute truths. And there are things in this world that are absolutely impossible. Logic only allows you to deal with true or false values. And therefore, allows you to deal with things that are absolute truths and absolute impossibilities.”  Possible of Impossible? So I asked myself: “Possible or impossible?”  Is it possible to love the migrants? …

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