28 Jun '11, 5am

Harder Truths about Security Bonds: Classes to help new entrants get adjusted to the culture and expectations of...

Harder Truths about Security Bonds: Classes to help new entrants get adjusted to the culture and expectations of...

Foreign workers have many problems. Instead of leaving it to the employers alone, surely part of this money can be used to organize activities for FDWs. Encourage the formation of a buddy system, pairing seasoned maids with new ones. Classes to help new entrants get adjusted to the culture and expectations of living in Singapore will help. Self-improvement classes to give them skills they can bring home with them will be welcomed. How about subsidizing them to visit some local attractions – Sentosa, the zoo, night safari and the like? Many are here out of need. Can we not give them at least some joy? Such activities will be much appreciated, especially when the maids are new. Furthermore it will be easier for employers to let them out if they know the maids are well taken care of.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/06/harder-truths-about-s...

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