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Hawkins Road refugee camp

Hawkins Road refugee camp

Sound of Freedom

As Told By: Meredith

Journey

  • My Name is Meredith
  • I am based in Boston, MA, USA
  • This story is about my other relative(s)
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  • Camp 1: Hawkins Road (Singapore)
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    My Story

    Meredith couldn’t bare to sit back and watch the boat people crisis unfold in the news. In 1979, she was among one of the first to volunteer at a makeshift refugee camp at 25 Hawkins Road, Sembawang, Singapore; the site of a former British barrack. She started the language program at the camp, and touched the lives of over 30,000 refugees. Including one young man, with Meredith’s help, was able to hear the sound of freedom for the first time.

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