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New Prize to Recognize Housekeepers and Employers Who Helped Each Other During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Community News & Top Stories

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SINGAPORE – The past 18 months have been difficult for housekeepers and their employers as they scramble to cope with both parties having to spend more time at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

A new award aims to recognize those who have gone the extra mile to help each other through tough times.

The 2021 Exemplary Migrant Domestic Worker and Employer Award will recognize housekeepers and their employers who have established close and supportive relationships with each other.

Organized by the Association of Foreign Domestic Workers for Social Support and Training (Fast), the award is currently open for applications and will end on Thursday (September 30).

A local charitable organization backed by the Department of Manpower, Fast advocates and provides social support services, training, and work-life balance activities for housekeepers here.

Fast said in a statement Monday that the nomination period for the award began on July 17.

He had planned to close the nomination period on September 21, but extended the deadline after receiving requests to do so.

The winners will be announced on the Fast 2021 Migrant Domestic Workers and Employers Appreciation Day.

The event, which aims to appreciate and recognize the contributions of maids in Singapore, is scheduled to take place on November 21.

Fast said in the statement that migrant domestic workers (MDWs) have faced various challenges during the pandemic, including having limited physical social gatherings with their friends.

They also have to deal with their employers and other household members who work from home or are apprenticed at home.

“We want to present some of the heartwarming stories from MDW and their employers who went out of their way to be caring and concerned for each other, especially during the time of Covid-19,” said the president of Fast, Lim Fang Sung.

“Through these stories, we want to recognize and promote mutual care and respect between MDWs and their employers.


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