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International Migrants Day


Congratulations to our 2021 #WeAreMigrants contest winners: Karen, Gilda, and Aimee! You can read their prize winning features below. Thank you to all the migrant workers who shared their inspiring stories with all of us!

As part of our celebration, we hosted a panel discussion with women from our Filipino migrant domestic worker community. You can watch the full discussion on our YouTube channel here
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If you are a Filipino migrant domestic worker, learn & grow with us by joining our FB group!

Celebrating migrants 

This International Migrants Day, TAYO honors and celebrates migrant stories and lives. For the second year in a row, we are running our #WeAreMigrants campaign and contest to amplify migrant voices. 

In the days surrounding December 18, 2021, International Migrants Day, we are celebrating through migrant community centered events and resources for migrants. 

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#Wearemigrants contest 2021

Read our 2021 featured stories from migrants!
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Read our 2020 featured stories from migrants around the world! Click on the squares to read more.

Celebrating migrants 

This International Migrants Day, TAYO honors and celebrates migrant stories and lives.


Are you a migrant?

A special part of our celebration is to hear from migrants - we want to hear your stories and experiences in your own words. Are you a migrant or overseas worker? Tell us about your journey and inspire other migrants! 


Join our 2021 #WEAREMIGRANTS
Campaign and Contest!


Submit your answers to the questions below, on this page. Write truthfully about your experiences.

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Contest Opens: 8 December 2021
Deadline for submissions: 16 December 2021, 10 pm GMT. 

Announcement of winners: 20 December 2021.


  • All participants in the contest will receive a TAYO Certificate of Recognition! (PDF). 

  • There will be prizes for 4 winning entries - including a people's choice prize!

  • Prizes will be personalized, with a set of self care, financial wellbeing, and/or career & life coaching sessions for each winner.

  • Prizes will be shared 2 to 6 weeks following the contest completion. 


You may submit your entry in any language and from any country, but please indicate the name of the language in your submission. The competition is open to all migrants of any nationality around the world. Only one entry per participant will be considered. 

List of required questions 

  1. What’s the main reason that you became a migrant or migrant worker?  

  2. What is your proudest moment as a migrant this 2021? 

  3. What is your message of encouragement or empowerment for migrants around the world?

  4. Who is someone in your migrant community who has supported or inspired you this year?

(Maximum 200 words per question - approximately 1200 characters)

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Terms & Conditions:

  • By submitting your entry via the form below, you give TAYO International the permission to share your written submissions publicly on any of our communication channels, whether in written or spoken form.

  • We will credit you for your submissions - in whole or part, with the name you provide in this form. You have the option to use your full name, first name only, or a pseudonym for privacy purposes. 

  • You must have a valid email address to be eligible for the competition. Contest winners must be able to communicate via email in order to avail of their prize.

  • Your personal contact information will remain private and confidential. We will not share your personal contact information, such as your email address, with anyone outside of TAYO International.

  • TAYO International reserves the right not to publish or share your submission, if found to be untruthful, disrespectful or inappropriate. 


30 November 2020

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