Empowering Migrant Workers
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Kitesong Global had the privilege to engage and empower Singapore's migrant workers in their journeys toward better health.
Together with other health institutions and partners, we created multilingual, multimodal health literate resources, face-to-face workshops, and social media activities to engage migrant workers.
Today, the effort has snowballed into a nationwide platform called "My Brother SG" which aims to ensure a nationally coordinated effort in RCCE (risk communication and community engagement) for better health among migrant workers.
Our Impact During Covid-19
resources for health education
All of the resources are health-literate and culturally sensitive. They are freely available in 8 languages including Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Mandarin, Telugu, Burmese and Thai.
health booklets produced to address COVID-19 and mental health
health booklets distributed to migrant workers
health posters put up
in dorms, community care facilities, and swab isolation facilities
social media engagement
My Brother SG shares health tips and news for migrant workers on Facebook.
Workers are engaged through:
Regular Facebook Live sessions hosted by medical doctors to answer health-related questions
Informative comics and infographics
Mythbuster videos which address common misunderstandings about COVID-19 and other topics
Interactive contests and health quizzes
face-to-face engagements with migrant workers
We conduct workshops to empower workers to be health ambassadors within their own communities.
Through our Kitesong art therapy workshop, we share hope amidst this time of crisis.
Workers wrote their dreams on kites as a symbol of staying hopeful
Risk Communications and Community Engagement in A Pandemic: Dr Tam Wai Jia
training for face-to-face engagements
We create RCCE training videos for those interested in conducting face-to-face engagements with migrant workers.
Volunteer With My Brother SG
The team continues to work alongside volunteers and partners to promote better physical, mental and psychological health among migrant workers.
Join the team to make a difference!
Our heartfelt thanks goes to the countless volunteers
who gave their love and time into my brother sg.
Illustrations and curation
With contributions by
Special thanks to
Dr Tam Wai Jia
Goh Eck Kheng
Dr Lois Hong
Dr Teoh Hock Luen
Dr June Koh
Woodlands Health Campus (Community Isolation Facility@EXPO)
Project Call to Love (CLOVE), NUHS
A/Prof Malcolm Mahadevan
Prof Dale Fisher
Prof Aymeric Lim
Prof Chong Yap Seng
Arwa Anis Hussain
Aishwarya Nishikant Kunte
Dr Rama Padma
Dadi Santosh Amoghraj
Dr Daniel John
Aswini Tara Akunuri
Sai Tejaswi Gudideni
Nistala Usha Gayatri
Grace Tan Soo Woon