This April, though, Nair made headlines for an entirely different reason. When the Covid-19 pandemic imploded in Singapore and ravaged the migrant worker community, Nair sprang into action. Together with activist collective Utopia, she started a crowdfunding campaign to benefit HealthServe and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), two organizations dedicated to aiding the migrant community.
The campaign hit its goal of $1,00,000 (₹73 lakh approx) in 12 hours and by the time it ended, raised almost $3,46,000 (₹2.5 crore approx). The funds went into the procurement of essentials such as face masks, hand sanitisers, and care kits; topping-up mobile phone prepaid cards so workers can stay in touch with family members and caseworkers, and ensuring that the clinics for migrant workers run by HealthServe remain open to address whatever health concerns they may have. Here, Nair speaks to us on a range of issues.
ON HER WORK WITH THE MIGRANT WORKER COMMUNITY
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