16-17 June 2018 / 2 Days, 1 Night / Singapore
There are nearly 1.5 million foreign workers in Singapore. Of that, nearly 1 million are employed as construction workers or domestic workers. What issues do these foreign workers face as they attempt to integrate into Singapore? What policies and conditions influence their experience? Engage directly with representatives across sectors, and meet foreign workers to hear their stories firsthand. Gain a deeper understanding of the complex issue of migrant worker rights and how you can best contribute to positive change.
SAMPLE FELLOWSHIP CAMP ITINERARY
(TBC and subject to change)
Dialogue with an NGO to explore migrant worker issues, gaps in the system, and the role of citizens; attain deep insights and macro landscape clarity+Understand the government’s big picture, dissect policy and analyse strategic approaches to safeguarding migrant workers’ rights and enforcing policies. Discuss limitations of the current system and more through a chat with a public servant+Visit a local dormitory to understand workers’ living conditions, explore the role of private companies in shaping the their treatment, and analyse how the design and placement of dormitories colours their integration in Singapore+After the sun goes down - embark on a night trail to a neighbourhood known mostly for its reputation of vice - examine your assumptions, explore how policies affect spaces and communities and grapple with the complexity of lived experiences
Synergise the role and impact of the 3 sectors through a facilitated consolidation session; build your Theory of Change as a cohort+Engage with migrant workers and their champions; Come to terms with how different sectors interplay to shape their journeys in Singapore and beyond
Camp fee:Full cost $660 | Subsidised cost $411