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Virtual OIP Program

Jackie Tay

2 min read

May 20

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Best Home Employment Agency's quality training services extend before and beyond a contract is signed between employer and MDW.


Before confirmed MDW's (domestic helpers/maids) arrive in Singapore, Best Home Directory Mr Tay conducts weekly online OIP Program with them. Country by country.


The Orientation and Integration Program (OIP) is a comprehensive initiative designed to facilitate the smooth transition of domestic helpers into life in Singapore. Tailored specifically for maids seeking employment opportunities in the city-state, this program offers a structured curriculum covering vital aspects of living, working, and thriving in Singapore. These online lessons also provide opportunities for Best Home to address any anxieties or queries our MDW's may have, before they step foot onto Singapore soil. OIP covers these vital topics:


1. Understanding Life in Singapore: The program begins by providing an in-depth introduction to life in Singapore. From the vibrant multicultural society to the efficient infrastructure and high living standards, MDW's (maids) are acquainted with the unique characteristics of Singaporean society. This includes basic information on housing, healthcare, education, and recreational facilities available in the country.


2. Navigating Public Transport: A key component of the program is familiarising participants with Singapore's extensive public transportation network. MDW's (Maids) are taught how to navigate the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system, and buses efficiently. They learn about route planning, fare payment methods, and the importance of punctuality when using public transport.


3. Dengue Prevention: Given the tropical climate of Singapore, the risk of dengue fever is ever-present. The program educates MDW's (maids) on the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic environment to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes, which transmit the dengue virus. They learn about common breeding grounds, symptoms of dengue fever, and preventive measures to safeguard themselves and their employers' households.


4. Water Conservation: Singapore is known for its efforts in water conservation and sustainability. MDW's (Maids) are instructed on the importance of water conservation practices, such as using water-efficient appliances, fixing leaks promptly, and practicing responsible water usage habits. Through practical demonstrations and discussions, they grasp the significance of preserving this precious resource in Singapore's context.


5. Social and Cultural Norms: Understanding and respecting social and cultural norms are crucial for successful integration into Singaporean society. MDW's (Maids) are introduced to the diverse cultural fabric of Singapore, including customs, traditions, and etiquette. They learn about greeting protocols, dining etiquette, religious practices, and other social conventions to ensure harmonious interactions with employers and the local community. Eg. how to stand when on the escalators, how to say hi and bye etc.


Through a combination of interactive sessions, question and answers, and informative resources, the Orientation and Integration Program equips MDW's (maids) with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate life in Singapore with ease and adaptability. By empowering MDW's (maids) with valuable insights and practical guidance, the program fosters a sense of belonging and enables maids to contribute positively to their employers' households and the wider Singaporean society.

Jackie Tay

2 min read

May 20

18

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