Another Week Beyond – 2042

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Arts, Children and youth

Dear Friends, “They look like they are studying at Hogswarts,” a child commented after meeting students from St Ninian’s R.C. Primary School in Edinburgh Scotland online. It was a hilarious moment but understandable as the fictitious school of wizardry in the Harry Potter stories was in Scotland.  9 young people aged from 8 to 14 years old, are part of “In …

Another Week Beyond – 2040

Beyond Another Week Beyond

Dear Friends, Still in his school uniform, Ahmad, rushed to our Centre after completing extra lessons in preparation for his Primary School Leaving Examination.  However, when he received his new laptop from Lt General (Retd) Winston Choo, Chairman of Metro Holdings Ltd, he was a little tongue-tied.  Nonetheless, he managed a smile, posed for the camera, and spoke to the …

Another Week Beyond – 2039

Beyond Another Week Beyond, digital literacy, volunteer, youth

Dear Friends, 2 brothers in their 60s, told us that they were finding it difficult to stay in touch with their families in Indonesia. Without SMART Phones, calls were expensive and being illiterate, texting was not an option either. They lamented that sometimes, by pressing a wrong key, $10 to $20 worth of pre-paid data is depleted without a connection.  So, …

Another Week Beyond – 2038

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, volunteer, Volunteers, youth

Dear Friends, Last week, 7 youth delivered 5 performances at   the Substation.  “Men with Pens” featured lived experiences they had penned down, and the show was part of Septfest 2020 Fringe which featured immersive experiences to generate conversations   around issues faced by various marginalised and displaced groups. In January this year, volunteers Subhas Nair and Yanni Chia began meeting youth living in the Whampoa neighbourhood; listening …

Another Week Beyond – 2037

Beyond Another Week Beyond, digital literacy, digital literacy, Employment

Dear Friends; After helping to  process one cycle of financial assistance,  the women on our  Digital and Family Competence Enabling Team (AWB- 2033) told us that they really valued the flexible work hours that enabled them to attend to their children and household matters. Working from home on a computer was an entirely new experience that they savoured. The efforts of these …

Another Week Beyond – 2035

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Education, Employment, Employment, youth Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, Jobs and the ability to draw an income weigh heavily on the minds of many and it is no different for the young people we engage.  After speaking to more than 50 youth between 16 to 25 years old, we discovered that most wanted to explore different career paths which they were interested in. However, they felt that they …

Another Week Beyond – 2034

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community, Employment, Employment, volunteer Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, When the Rotary Club of Marina City wanted to provide a meal for 160 residents of a public rental neighborhood, we suggested that they engage 4 mothers who have acquired their food handling certification from the Singapore Food Agency. We have been supporting mothers to acquire this certification with a view that they may eventually start a micro-business …