Deepavali is coming soon!
Deepavali is a festive occasion celebrated in many South Asian countries. Usually, during this season, guest workers would be able to visit their families back home and celebrate this special occasion with them. However, these last two years have been especially different and difficult for them, as the world battles COVID-19 with many travel restrictions and lockdowns. Thus, these guest workers may have experienced homesickness, particularly during a festive period like Deepavali.
To make the guest workers in our nation feel more at home, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance—will be celebrating Deepavali with the guest workers on 4 November by distributing meals and organising religious services and carnival event which will be held in a Recreational Centre with up to 1000 guest workers attending. For the carnival, game booths will be set up to entertain the guest workers.
We invite you to be a part of our efforts to spark some light and joy to our guest worker brothers by participating in the following initiatives:
AGWO Festive Wear
We invite you to donate all your preloved or new Indian clothes to bring some cheer for our brothers in this festive season ❤️
Drop your donation by 28 October to Life Centre Community Services at 3 Yishun Street 11, S768645.
These festive wears will be distributed to our brothers on Deepavali Day, 4 November 2021.
AGWO Sweets & Snacks
Being away from home especially in this festive season, our brothers may have experienced homesickness and cravings for some local Indian snacks.
To make this season special for them, join us in sharing a variety of sweet and savoury items to our guest worker brothers in the dorms ✨
Click here to donate now and these treats will be distributed to them on Deepavali Day, 4 November 2021.
AGWO Festive Meals
Do you know that you can bless our brothers’ lives by donating $10 only? In this Deepavali drive, your contribution will be used to purchase 1 briyani meal and special ✨🎁gift🎁✨ for our dear brothers, which will be distributed on Sunday, 7 November 2021.
You may click here to donate now!
AGWO Rangoli & Bollywood
Calling out all our brothers who love showing those 🕺Bollywood dance moves🕺 and doing some 🎨✨Rangoli arts✨🎨 to celebrate Deepavali this year!
Showcase your hidden talents now and 𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐬 by uploading your videos via TikTok. Here are the steps:
1) Sign up through this link: https://tinyurl.com/hzxzyt8t
2) Upload max 2 videos on 𝐓𝐢𝐤𝐓𝐨𝐤 and tag @agwosg with the hashtag #agwogotmoves
The finals of these 2 competitions will be held on 7 November 2021
For our partners and donors, we thank you for the kind partnership and donations that enable us to help bring some cheer and light to our brothers, and to make them feel like home, especially during this festive season