Another Week Beyond – 1944

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Dear Friends, In our attempt to bring about communities where its members can thrive, we bring the gift of connection. We focus on relationships and it is not just how well people are connected to their families and friends but what ties they may have beyond their immediate circle of support.   A   nurturing family and loyal friends would provide a …

Another Week Beyond – 1942

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Dear Friends, My team and I thank you for the warm and encouraging wishes we received this past week. A good community comes from a collective vision of what we are building together.  In our view it is a context where people are affirmed and appreciated for who they are and are enabled and given the opportunities to experience success. …

Another Week Beyond – 1939

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Dear Friends, As the children were occupied with balloon sculpting, sand painting and paper airplanes, their caregivers put down what they wished for in their neighbourhood on little heart-shaped papers. The hearts then adorned a wall at the void deck where a community meeting was being held.  “My Dream Neighbourhood” was the theme and wishes included amenities such as a …

Another Week Beyond – 1938

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Dear Friends, During a drama workshop in December last year, some participants spoke about an incident of sexual harassment in their neighbourhood. It was disturbing to say the least, but the matter was eventually acted upon by the family of the victim.  The authorities were informed, and both the    victim and her family decided to move on.  However, from various …

Another Week Beyond – 1935

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Dear Friends, 5 years ago, we took stock of the contribution of volunteers within our organisation.  We wanted a metric to monitor our progress in harnessing the inherent goodwill within our community to scale our work.  Instead of meeting needs by proliferating professional helping services, we invited the involvement of volunteers into the lives of those we supported.  This was …

Another Week Beyond – 1934

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Dear Friends, “What is effective supervision and guidance?” A young colleague who was supporting the youth leaders of our outdoor adventure club realised that it is not just giving instructions and expecting those listening to simply follow.  Having observed how much effort the leaders had been putting into organising an “Amazing Race,” she was concerned that they would be deeply …