The Foreign Workers Outreach started in April 2012; ministering to foreign workers residing in Simpang Dormitory through English lessons. Open to all nationalities, the grammar classes are conducted in the mother tongues of the foreign workers. Two modules are offered – Simple English and Intermediate English. The English lessons have since moved on from Simpang Dormitory and are now conducted at the church office on Sunday afternoons.
The hourly classes are organised four times a year for five consecutive Sundays. A connection time of thirty minutes occurs after each class for fellowship. The volunteers treasure the building of friendships with the precious individuals who are often struggling – they are faced with the reality of the high cost of living in Singapore, needs of their families back home and repayment of hefty loans with interest. Being equipped with the ability to communicate in English often provides better prospects for promotions.
During this COVID-19 season, we have also ‘adopted’ a factory-converted dormitory at Tuas. Click here to find out more!