We educate helpers on their right to fair wages, lower placement fees and fair employment terms
We create care and community support groups to give the helpers a sense of family and belonging
We equip helpers with financial literacy and business skills that help them build a better life when their contracts end
about the FOUNDER
James Quek was previously the Executive Director of World Vision Singapore, an international Christian humanitarian organisation. He has had a varied career as a school teacher, a senior journalist with Business Times, entrepreneur and has worked with NUS Business School and Nanyang Business School as a professional staff.
World Vision Singapore has long-term poverty alleviation projects in 16 countries. In his travels to the projects, he saw that women were the standard bearers in taking care of the family. When things became untenable, many had to make sacrifices by becoming maids overseas or by sending their daughters to work as maids overseas to support the family. In many instances they risk being the victims of exploitation and human trafficking rings.
James Quek hopes to make life a little easier for these hardy women who have left the safety and comfort of their homes in search of work opportunities in Singapore.
What the helpers say
“I need time off to enjoy myself and simply have fun. It is very hard being a maid in Singapore. I am thankful that there is an organisation that cares for me and organises fun trips for us.”
A picture is worth a thousand words – myhelper