Awards & Media

Awards

  1. President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Award (Leader of Good), 2020
  2. Singapore Women’s Weekly Great Women of our Time Award 2020 (Public Service and Education category)
  3. Tatler Magazine 100 Most Influential in Asia – Impact (2020)
  4. Shining World Compassion Award, Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, 09 July 2020
  5. Featured in the #DearCovid19SG stories by the National Youth Council Singapore and DSTNCT, July 2020
  6. Featured in the Women of NOW Digital Exhibition, June 2020
  7. Women Excellency Award, NRI Cultural Associations, 12 January 2020
  8. Launched the City of Good, with President Halimah Yacob and others, October 14, 2019
  9. Featured in “Connecting Dots: A Photo Story Exhibition” by Women in Asia and the Public Libraries Singapore, September 2019
  10. Inaugural Singtel Heroes Award, May 30, 2019
  11. Recipient of a full scholarship from the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy and the Harvard Foundation of Singapore for an executive education program at Harvard Business School, August 2018
  12. President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Award (Kampong Spirit), 2017
  13. Presented as a Human Book in the Human Library program by the Empathy Taskforce, December 03,2016
  14. Sony TV / Indian Women’s Association Woman of the Year Award, 2016
  15. Singapore Kindness Movement Certificate of Recognition from Minister Grace Fu, May 28, 2016

Videos

Media

2022

Apr’22

Icons of Singapore 2022 (Local Legends - Changemakers)

Honeycombers

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Mar’22

Migrant worker who retrieved woman's AirPod

Mothership SG

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Feb’22

6 Places To Donate Chinese New Year Goodies

Little Day Out

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Jan’22

S'pore migrant worker's leg amputated after workplace accident, colleagues helping to raise S$150,000 for medical bills

Mothership SG

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Public can directly help migrant worker who lost leg in accident via ItsRainingRaincoats welfare group

Mothership SG

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Migrant Worker Gets New Laptop From Welfare Group, Secures Job With Twice His OG Salary

MS News

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2021

Dec’21

Migrant workers receive gifts of Bluetooth headphones from

The Independent

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Singaporeans in the spirit of Xmas sharing & giving

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Volunteer opens her home to be charity's collection point for donated gifts to migrant workers in S'pore

The Strait Times

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Nov’21

Delivering pizzas, samosas and Deepavali cheer to 10,000 migrant workers in Singapore

The Straits Times

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Oct’21

Migrant workers in S'pore treated to Saturday lunch of chicken biryani

Mothership SG

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Citigold Hidden Riches | S1E6 - A Worthy Cause (Video)

Citibank

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The Big Read: As pandemic drags on, community volunteers grapple with fatigue, burnout and dip in donations

Today

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Sep’21

REALink! LCCS 2021 7th Episode - Foreign Workers - Forgotten Heroes (Video)

Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS)

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Aug’21

Migrant workers belt out national anthem in video to celebrate S'pore's 56th birthday

The Strait Times

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Jul’21

Migrant workers in S'pore better poised to seek help with launch of new coalition

The Straits Times

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2 S'pore kids among volunteers to give out 30,000 doughnuts to migrant workers in 1 day

Mothership SG

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Jun’21

More than 80 new & used fans donated to migrant workers amid hot & humid June weather

Mothership SG

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May’21

More dentists offer discounted services to migrant workers, 1 even performed free root canal

Mothership SG

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Apr’21

SingapoRediscovers vouchers 'donated' to help foreign workers and the less privileged

The Straits Times

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S'poreans have started community initiatives to help migrant workers, & you can contribute too

Mothership SG

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Fatal accident sparks fresh calls to ban ferrying of construction workers on lorries, install seat belts

Today

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Mar’21

In Pics | A Singapore skyline view for migrant workers

Money Control

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Power to the People: Dipa Swaminathan of It’s Raining Raincoats on supporting migrant workers

Prestige Online SG

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Feb’21

620 migrant workers ride S'pore Flyer thanks to donated SingapoRediscovers vouchers

Mothership SG

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Jan’21

Use your SingapoRediscovers vouchers to help migrant workers discover Singapore

Asia One

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Organisations, booking platforms help S'poreans 'donate'SingapoRediscovers vouchers to charity

The Straits Times

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Buy S'pore Flyer tickets for migrant workers with your SingapoRediscovers vouchers

Mothership SG

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2020

Dec’20

Dipa Swaminathan on what we can each do for Singapore’s migrant workers

Vogue, SG

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Charity initiative brings migrant workers and Singaporeans together through food

The Straits Times

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Christmas lights bus tour brings cheer to migrant workers

The Straits Time

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Nov’20

Activism No Longer A Dirty Word

Today Online

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Glenn van Zutphen and Dipa Swaminathan

YouTube Video

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Oct’20

Email hero Dipa uses law to shield migrant workers

Zaabao

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Sep’20

How to continue helping our migrant worker friends

Asia One

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The lawyers doing pro bono work helping migrant workers get 'equal access to justice'

Strait Times

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Aug’20

Smart Phones Urgently Needed For Migrant Workers, Allows Them To Return To Work

Must Share News

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IRR Reiterates the Meaning of home in fundraising campaign

BBH Singapore

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Great Women of Our Time - Dipa Swaminathan

Women’s Weekly

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COVID - Dipa

The Peak Magazine

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IRR - Dipa

Yahoo News Singapore

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May’20

Raising $60K to help cancer patients

Straits Times

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Supporting Migrant Workers

UWC South east Asia

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Creating Community Change During Covid

Defining Socail Impact

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Featuring its raining raincoats

SouthEast Aisa Globe

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Happy faces, full bellies of migrant workers drive volunteers on

Yahoo News Singapore

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Featuring Dipa

Zee Tv Aisa Pacific

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Featuring Dipa Swaminathan

Expat living Singapore

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Simple Ways you can help during Pandemic

BBC

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Announcing Winner of ‘Business as a Force for Good Award – 2020’

Alumini Association Group

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Acts of generosity lift spirits

Asia One

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Apr’20

Wife of Covid-19 infected migrant worker found dead at hospital seeks closure

Today online

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Featuring its raining raincoats in a video

Ministry of Manpower

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Discussion with Dipa about what Singapore can do as a society for covid 19

Mothership.sg

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Singapore in the time of Covid 19 - DIPA FEATURES FROM AROUND MIN 15

Channel 5

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DBS Bank has chosen ItsRainingRaincoats as a partner in its initiative to help migrant workers through the current Covid-19 crisis.

Business Times

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From ‘gold standard’ to a coronavirus ‘explosion’: Singapore battles new outbreak

LA Times

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Project Belanja

giving.sg

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Singapore's cramped migrant worker dorms a 'perfect storm' for rising coronavirus infections

Asia One

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Project Belanja

Blossom World Society

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Sponsor a Campaign

Blossom World Society

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Interview with Dipa

BURO 247

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Press Coverage - Covid - Dipa

Business Insider

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NGOs launch initiatives to help migrant workers amid COVID-19 outbreak

CNA

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Mar’20

One-on-one with Dipa Swaminathan

Hype & Stuff

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Drive for Baby clothes

Channel 8 News - VIDEO

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One-on-One With Dipa Swaminathan — Founder of ItsRainingRaincoats S’pore

HYPE & STUFF

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One-on-One With Dipa Swaminathan — Founder of ItsRainingRaincoats S’pore

HYPE & STUFF

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Covid-19: Local community appeals for baby items for pregnant wife of Bangladeshi worker in 'critical condition'

Mothership

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S'poreans generously donate 33 boxes' worth of items to pregnant wife of Bangladeshi worker with Covid-19

Mothership

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Press Coverage - Covid - Dipa

Tabla

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Local volunteer groups show care and concern to foreign workers amidst COVID-19

Local volunteer groups show care and concern to foreign workers amidst COVID-19 THE PRIDE

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Jan’20

Impact Hong Lim Green

Facebook

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A Rainy-Weather Friend

The Singapore International Foundation

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2019

Jun’19

Perfectly edible food deserves to be redistributed to migrant workers. Not discarded.

Mothership.SG

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2018

Dec’18

Volunteers spread festive cheer to migrant workers

Channel News Asia

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Spreading festive cheer to foreign workers

Straits Times

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Nov’18

Helping Migrant Workers Dipa Swaminathan

TEDx

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Jul’18

Meet The Woman Who Founded It’s Raining Raincoats To Give Migrant Workers A Voice

Her World

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Jun’18

Food and fun for 3,000 migrant workers at giant potluck

Straits Times

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2017

Nov’17

Good Samaritans - from one person to big companies - win President's awards

Straits Times

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Mar’17

IWA DHWANI - Dipa Swaminathan

Indian Women's Association Singapore

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2016

Dec’16

Causes Week 2016: Workers get to enjoy unsold Starbucks snacks

Straits Times

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International Migrants' Day - Dipa (itsrainingraincoats)

Singapore Ministry of Manpower

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Oct’16

She helps migrant workers connect home for Deepavali

The New Paper

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Aug’16

She helps foreign workers while on crutches

The New Paper

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Jun’16

Starbucks customer sees unsold food being discarded, gives it to migrant workers instead

Today

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Starbucks customer gives unsold food to foreign workers

Asia One

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2015

Nov’15

Spreading Deepavali cheer to migrant workers in Singapore

Straits Times

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Lawyer distributes freebies to spread Deepavali cheer to migrant workers

The New Paper

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