Words have long been a form of love language. Especially during this trying time, words of encouragement to the migrant workers—who are battling with COVID-19 in isolation—can go a long way.
Yes, there might be a language barrier between the locals and these migrants but doesn’t have to stop us from caring for them, even from afar. Local creative agency, BlkJ, and translation houses, Mother Tongue and SDL, have come together to launch Love Translated—an initiative to enable anyone keen to drop words of encouragement to these migrant workers to do so. Besides bridging the language barrier, this initiative aims to provide a greater sense of inclusiveness to these foreign workers.
It is easy to get your notes across to them. Simply send your messages to 8110-5683 (8110-LOVE) via WhatsApp. Upon receiving your encouragement notes, the translation companies will translate the text into five languages, which includes Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Burmese, and Chinese. These translated messages, which are in their native languages, are then forwarded daily to these workers via WhatsApp groups and Facebook posts. You can find these messages on the initiative website as well.
Wait no further, grab your phones, and drop them a text—a text which they can understand and can help to cheer them on in this fight against COVID-19!
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