Love Translated Initiative Lets Users Send Well Wishes To Migrant Workers, They’re Easy To Send Via WhatsApp

Our migrant workers are experiencing tough times now, as many have tested positive for Covid-19 and the rest have been isolated in their dorms.

They’re going through all this because they are to work, building our buildings and run our essential services, doing the work that we don’t want to do.

Thus, to commemorate their contributions to Singapore, why not send messages of support to them? And to make sure they understand what we’re saying, have them translated into their native languages.

That’s what the Love Translated initiative is all about.

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PM encourages us to send messages of support to migrant workers

In a post on Facebook late on Friday (1 May), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong encouraged locals to send messages of support to our migrant workers through Love Translated.

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He also added that these messages from Singaporeans would cheer them up.

So, if you want to put a smile on the faces of our migrant workers, do thank them for their hard work.

Watch this video first to get you in the mood:

Send well wishes via WhatsApp

The Love Translated project aims to help us share messages of support to our migrant workers, especially those that are victims of Covid-19.

If you want to share a heartwarming message, send your name and well wishes through WhatsApp at 8110 5683 (8-1-1-0-L-O-V-E).

The messages will be translated into the native languages of migrant workers, like Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Mandarin, and Burmese.

If you send a message, it’ll be disseminated to the Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups of these communities.

Some will also be displayed on the Love Translated website and Facebook page.

Heartwarming messages

We’ve explored the site’s pages and found a series of touching messages that will lift our migrant workers’ spirits.

For instance, a “Desmond Chander” saluted migrant workers and thanked them for their contributions.

Without them, Singapore wouldn’t be like it is today, he said.

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Similarly, a “Nur Fahira Roselan” told them not to be afraid to ask for help.

Many kind souls will have their back, she added.

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Another message from “Fane Msnm” calls workers “brother”, and encourages them to keep fighting and heal as one.

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A “Tsering Lhamo” applauded migrant workers for their kindness.

Like many of us, the netizen considers them heroes and prayed for their speedy recovery.

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Meanwhile, “Merlyn Koh” is also grateful to migrant workers for their contributions, and is praying for their speedy recovery, safety, and health.

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A small gesture will have a big impact

Many migrant workers are their families’ breadwinners, but they have not seen them for months or even years.

Further to that emotional toil, many also endure arduous physical toil to build our skyscrapers and keep our city running.

Sending a thank you message to might seem like only a small gesture, but it will have a big impact on thousands of workers, whether or not they are fighting for their lives against Covid-19.

Featured image from Fair Observer