In the spirit of Labour Day, FWD Singapore and insurtech start-up Surer have teamed up to provide care packs for foreign domestic workers.
The effort, which was co-organised with non-profit Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST), gave away 1,000 care packs worth SG$50 each. The packs, containing useful items such as mobile prepaid cards, supermarket vouchers and headphones, will be distributed at the FAST hub at Chin Cheng Avenue over the next few weekends, beginning May 02.
Volunteers from FWD and Surer offered their time to assemble these care packs.
“Singapore is home to many foreign domestic workers who have been caring for us and working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said FWD Singapore CEO Khor Kee Eng. “So, on Labour Day weekend, we want to give these unsung heroes a reason to smile and celebrate living with a small token of our sincere appreciation.”
Meanwhile, Derren Teo, co-founder of Surer, hinted at an upcoming collaboration with FWD.
“Surer is pleased to be able to play a part in this meaningful activity with FWD and FAST,” Teo said. “This takes on greater meaning for Surer, in light of our partnership with FWD that will enable the distribution of bespoke FWD insurance coverage for employers of foreign domestic workers – an exciting and unprecedented initiative that we will be announcing in more details soon.”
William Chew, chief executive director of FAST, added: “This CSR effort is very much welcomed initiative as it comes at a challenging time while we are all on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to having more such future partnership with FWD Insurance and any other corporates.”