Young Matthew Tan presents oranges and hongbao to a migrant worker as part of an ACMI outreach.

Chinese New Year came early for some 300 foreign workers as staff members of Caritas Singapore, together with volunteers and their children, presented them with festive goodies.

The Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI) led the group of 29 to two foreign workers’ dormitories in Jurong and Tuas on Feb 4. There the visitors presented each worker with a pair of oranges and hongbao containing grocery vouchers.

The visitors also learned more about the workers’ experience living in Singapore.

The visit was part of Caritas Internationalis’ “Share The Journey” migrants campaign which aims to highlight the need for better integration and care of migrants around the world.


Caritas staff and volunteers reached out to migrants on Feb 4.

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