In this beautiful land of Taiwan, there is a non-profit organization from Taichung which cares about the plight and difficulties of migrant workers, that is, Studio 1095. The name, 1095, represents the 1095 days whereby the migrant workers need to return to their hometowns every three years under the regulations in the past.
1095 organized cooking sessions for migrant workers. (Photo / Provided by 1095 Literature & History Studio)
She used a serious but yet relaxed tone of voice. Ms. Guan Anni (官安妮), the founder of Studio 1095 shared about many activities she participated in that surprised everyone. For example, designing board games with the theme of migrant workers, launching Southeast Asia Library, organizing trips to Taichung ASEAN Square, and social participation in art activities. During the interview, Ms. Guan Anni chit-chatted and had a fun time with the hosts.
Chinese class for migrant workers. (Photo / Provided by 1095 Literature & History Studio)
In times of the pandemic, 1095 Literature & History Studio provides multilingual & real-time information to help migrant workers in Taiwan understand the latest epidemic prevention measures and their own rights. The information was quickly compiled, translated by the studio and then disseminated efficiently to migrant workers.
At the same time, talks and podcasts enable the new second generation and migrant workers to make their voices heard. Not only benefits the new residents and migrant workers themselves, but it also provides an opportunity to the public in Taiwan to better understand Southeast Asian cultures and the minorities living here.
1095 Literature & History Studio serves as a haven for migrant workers with gentle but unwavering supports. Now, let’s listen to《EP17|1095 How does it feel like in these 1095 days? Have a chit-chat with the 1095 Literature & History Studio founders Ms. Guan Anni》