#WeAreMigrants Feature: Matias in Singapore



"Focus on your goal and advocacy on why you left your family and country. Stand firm on whatever struggle you may encounter and face it with enthusiasm and determination, with the knowledge and faith that God would always [be] with us." - Matias

Matias

Singapore

Domestic Worker age group: 50 to 59 years old




1. WHAT’S THE MAIN REASON THAT YOU BECAME A MIGRANT OR MIGRANT WORKER?


To empower my children and myself.



2. WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A MIGRANT THIS 2021?


When I became an inspiration to a fellow FDW on her deepest moments during this pandemic. And when I was able to fight the battle of anxiety within myself without expressing it to anyone.



3. WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR EMPOWERMENT FOR MIGRANTS AROUND THE WORLD?


Focus on your goal and advocacy on why you left your family and country. Stand firm on whatever struggle you may encounter and face it with enthusiasm and determination, with the knowledge and faith that God would always [be] with us.



4. WHO IS SOMEONE IN YOUR MIGRANT COMMUNITY WHO HAS SUPPORTED OR INSPIRED YOU THIS YEAR?


The people behind TWC2 .






This feature is one of the entries to our #WeAreMigrants Contest - in celebration of International Migrants Day 2021.


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*Minor edits have been made to this text to improve readability. These edits have not altered the intended meaning or message, and have been marked by square brackets - [ ].

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