At Holdinghands Studio, our mission is to empower migrant workers through the art of photography. Our goal is to provide them with the necessary tools, resources, and support to creatively express themselves. By doing so, we not only bring joy and inspiration to their lives, but also enable them to make a valuable contribution to Singapore society.
Recently, the group made a significant milestone achievement by presenting a cheque to the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME). The cheque represented 10% of the sales proceeds from their limited edition coasters. This was not just the fulfilment of a pledge, but also a demonstration of our commitment to giving back to society.
The presentation of the cheque was a moment of great pride and empowerment for the migrant workers' photography club lead and volunteers. They have not only had to handle the administration of running events such as photowalks, photography workshops, and contests, but also had to share their newly acquired skills and knowledge with fellow hometown mates who want to take better photos.
At Holdinghands Studio, it has always been about more than just photography. It is about empowering and uplifting migrant communities and giving them a voice. Through our workshops and events, we provide opportunities for these individuals to express themselves creatively, build confidence, and connect with others in their community.
But the impact of efforts goes far beyond the immediate benefits to these individuals. By showcasing the talents and creativity of migrant workers, we want to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about these communities. We want to show the world that migrant workers are more than just laborers - they are artists, thinkers, and innovators.
And by donating a portion of their sales proceeds to HOME, they are also making a meaningful contribution to the broader Singapore community. HOME is an organization that provides support and assistance to migrant workers in need, and the funds raised will go towards helping these individuals in a variety of ways.
"I nearly teared at the event. It is a powerful reminder that when we come together to support and uplift one another, anything is possible." quipped Chin Hock.