Another Week Beyond – 2047

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Education

Dear Friends An 11-year-old girl waited her turn timidly in the safe-distancing queue and when we asked if she was alone, she said. “Yes, mummy does not like these things.” Nonetheless, we ushered her into our premises to receive her food, goodie bag and a note of encouragement acknowledging her efforts at school.   Around this time every year, we hold …

Another Week Beyond – 2046

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community spirit, food, Volunteers

Dear Friends, 5 years ago, Rani and her friend Manimala organized a Deepavali Celebration in their neighbourhood. They cooked up a biryani feast and kept their guests entertained with various party activities. It was a significant achievement that they were very proud of because they pulled it off without having deep pockets. All they had was a desire to celebrate …

Another Week Beyond – 2045

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Volunteers, youth

“We are not interested. My mother won’t be able to use the internet and there’s no point applying for her.” Our young volunteer was told in a rather curt voice.  Although a little stunned and unsure if she would be disrespectfully overstaying her welcome, she continued to explain the government’s digital access scheme to the older woman whom we shall call …

Another Week Beyond – 2044

Beyond Another Week Beyond, community spirit, Employment

Dear Friends, We got the meeting going by asking those present to say something about themselves, inviting them to share an achievement, or a strength.  One shared that when she lost a kidney through illness, just staying alive felt like an achievement but it also gave her pause for what was important.  She stopped working and started looking after her grandchildren because …