Pro Bono Awareness Week 2018

Pro Bono Awareness Week 2018

What brings brilliant minds across the pro bono scene in Singapore together?

Our very own NUS Pro Bono Group recently organised its annual highlight event, Pro Bono Awareness Week 2018 (PBAW 2018) which spanned across the period of 8 October to 14 October. Thought leaders, government representatives and diverse stakeholders in the pro bono scene were invited to our Bukit Timah Campus over the past week to share their work and thoughts in their respective domains.

Open to both NUS students and the public, the line-up of activities sported substantial crowds. 3 panel discussions were held over 3 consecutive days to explore the issues of youths-at-risk, sex workers and migrant workers respectively. These 3 groups are part of the extensive range of beneficiaries that the Pro Bono Group has been serving through their long-term projects throughout the years.

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We are 4 days into Pro Bono Awareness Week 2018! On Thursday 11 October, we concluded our panel discussion series with our third and final panel discussion, “Migrants Matter”. Mr. Toh Joo Seng, Assistant Director, Engagement Group, Joint Operations Division, Ministry of Manpower; Mr. Luke Tan, Operations Manager, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME); and Ms. Desiree Leong, Legal Consultant, HOME, took turns to present to the audience a wide range of useful information that deeply enhanced our repository of knowledge on migrant worker issues. We delved into the relevant legislation, high-profile court cases as well as real-life stories and encounters that provided us with a holistic understanding of the matter at hand. It was a truly informative and fruitful discussion as our panellists highlighted pressing issues of concern while updating us with the most recent developments and situation on-the-ground. Thanks to our HOME and MOM representatives, we got to examine migrant worker issues from multiple perspectives, which also revealed the vital synergistic role that government agencies and non-governmental organizations play in this ecosystem. All of us have a common mission, that is, to protect migrant workers’ rights. Migrants matter, and this is precisely why we have been looking and will continue to look into migrant matters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reminder to all that Friday 12 October is the last day of our PBG exhibition @ the BTC Courtyard. Don’t miss the last chance to snap a shot at this year’s PBAW photo booth! Also, join us on our advocacy movement by leaving a message on our mini whiteboards. See you there!

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