Who was Bridget Lew Tan? Dies at 73, Family, Cause of Death, Husband, Wiki

Who was Bridget Lew Tan? Dies at 73, Family, Cause of Death, Husband, Wiki

Bridget Lew Tan was born in 1948 and unfortunately died on April 19, 2022, and was a Singaporean migrant worker’s rights advocate and the founder of the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (Home). After retiring from a career in the private sector, Tan began volunteering with the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ACMI), which she chaired.

She left ACMI after it declined to support some of Tan’s initiatives, and in 2004 she founded HOME, which provides services for and advocates on behalf of migrant workers. That same year she founded a sister organization in Indonesia, Yayasan Dunia Viva Wanita “Indonesian for World Foundation for Women”. For her work, Tan has been honored by the Asia Society, the United States Department of State, and the governments of Thailand and The Philippines.

The net worth of Tan

The net earnings of Tan were never revealed.

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Relationship of Bridget Tan

Bridget Tan was born in 1948, the third of four children. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a homemaker. Tan attended CHIJ Katong Convent, a Catholic girls’ school. Tan worked in resources in the private sector until her retirement at age 55. 

She was the mother of twin children – a son who is a doctor and a daughter who is a psychologist. However, there is not much information about her husband.

The career of Bridget Tan

Tan helped found the Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ACMI) in 1998. Later, she joined the initiative at the request of a Catholic priest, Father Andy Altamira no he approached Tan about the initiative in 1997 and died shortly after the commission was founded. Tan became the initiative’s chair, a volunteer position.

In a 2011 interview, Tan expressed that she “felt the call of God” when Father Altamira no asked for her to become involved in the commission. With ACMI, Tan set up food, shelter, and training programs. Tan later left the ACMI due to the Church’s refusal to support its programs.

In 2004, Tan founded the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) using her own personal funds. The organization provides temporary room and board, medical, legal, and financial assistance, and job skills training to migrant workers that have been abused or exploited by their employers or by the agents that recruit migrant workers. Since its founding, the organization has expanded its focus, and now also works to support victims of the s*x trade and combat human trafficking. 

The organization also engages in advocacy efforts. Tan worked for HOME without pay until 2012, at which point the paid role of Chief Executive Officer was created, and Tan assumed the role.  She also founded Yayasan Dunia Viva Wanita (Indonesian for World Foundation for Women), a women’s shelter in Sekupang, Batam, Indonesia. HOME’s website lists Yayasan Dunia Viva Wanita as its “cross-border partner” and the organizations collaborated in 2012 on a survey of s*x workers in Batam.  And so on.. she had a promising career which is why she and her contribution makes her immortal to date in Singapore.

Education

There is no detailed information about the qualification of Bridget Tan.

Social media

Tan’s social media is also not available.

Body Appearance of Bridget Tan

 Hair color Colored
 HeightN / A
 WeightN / A

Some Interesting Facts about Bridget Tan

 Real NameBridget Lew Tan
Born29 September 1948
 BirthplaceSingapore
Death18 March 2022
Age73

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