Another Week Beyond – 1846

Vairam Gopalakrishnan Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, Diljan and Fadillah had arrived punctually as arranged. They both had a daughter accompanying them and when I suggested that we head for dinner, they politely refused explaining that they had already eaten. I then learnt that they decided to have an early dinner because they thought that they would be too nervous to eat just before the …

Another Week Beyond – 1845

Vairam Gopalakrishnan Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, Many years ago, a mother of 3 young children was frequently at odds with her husband. It was not quite the marriage she had imagined. He worked long hours as a labourer and the warmth she enjoyed when they were courting in Malaysia had disappeared. To supplement the family income, she worked as a cleaner and after school, …

Another Week Beyond – 1844

Vairam Gopalakrishnan Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, “Forum Komunikasi Peduli Anak” is community initiative in Bandung that positions itself as a welcoming resource for children-at-risk. On 31 March 2015, 15 neighbours who were concerned about prostitution among the young decided to do something. They were parents themselves and felt a sense of duty to extend themselves to other children in their midst who lacked a …