Another Week Beyond 2014

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Dear Friends, 6 weeks ago, when we spoke to 200 of our members, most were jovial and about half indicated that they were coping well. As we collated our calls this week, we got a sense that the mood is now sombre. Many are experiencing difficulties with employment and are worried about meeting basic needs. Those with school going children were …

Another Week Beyond – 2013

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Dear Friends, “In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” This is the difference between life and school articulated by author Tom Bodett.  As of midnight today, all gatherings outside school and work are to be limited to 10 persons or less as directed by our …

Another Week Beyond -2011

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Dear Friends, “I am Generation Equality – Realizing Women’s Rights” is the United Nations theme for   International Women’s Day on 8 March. Thus, it was fitting that 16 teens commemorated the day with their mothers by attending a conversation with body building champion Melissa Sarah Wee.Mel runs her own dessert business catering for the likes of FB, Twitter and Spotify and …

Another Week Beyond – 2010

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Dear Friends, We are gradually restarting our learning programmes as we now have   thermal thermometers, sanitizers and a limited supply of surgical masks that enable us to take the necessary precautionary measures.  For these resources, we thank the many organisations and individuals who reached out to us asking how they may help.  We were touched by the concern and encouragement …

Another Week Beyond – 2003

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Dear Friends, When Khalid, an intern from Nanyang Polytechnic assisted with “Make & Play,” a weekly craft programme attended by 10 to 15 children, he noticed volunteers   taking a few children aside   to read to them.  It was the first time he was attending the session and he wondered why. After the session, he learnt from the volunteers that they …

Another Week Beyond – 1951

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Dear Friends, In August this year, youth from our Community Theatre programme presented “The Block Party” at the Esplanade as part of the M1 Peer Pleasure Festival. This   play showcased vignettes of poverty as experienced by those residing in a public rental housing neighbourhood.  This week, as a follow-up activity, we hosted a conversation about poverty involving 37 persons, comprising …