A SPACE FOR THE MIGRANT WORKER OF SINGAPORE
1C Rowell Road, #02-01, Singapore 207958
What is Dibashram?
Dibashram is a space dedicated for the migrant worker of Singapore.
Located on the upper floor of a conserved shophouse in the middle of Little India, the colourful Tamil and Bengali quarter of Singapore, Dibashram aims to run a range of free programmes for and involving the migrant worker.
On the cards are recreational and cultural activities like talks, literary evenings, poetry-readings, movie screenings and exhibitions. A drop-in service for the storage of important personal documents, as well as other services meeting the needs of of the migrant worker, are also planned.
It is envisaged that these programmes will draw not just the migrant worker but also Singaporeans, both as participants and volunteers. In this way, Dibashram aims to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the migrant and resident communities of Singapore.
The idea for Dibashram began with a need: the need for a space that fulfils the intangibles of migrant-worker life in Singapore, a place where they are welcome and where they will find culture and colour, friendship and fulfillment.
But above and beyond that, Dibashram aims to be a space that draws people together – both the migrant and resident populations of Singapore – and spreads the message of mutual understanding and respect.
Renovation works on the centre is currently in progress. Dibashram aims to open its doors in August/September 2011.