Another Week Beyond – 2038

Beyond Another Week Beyond, volunteer, 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

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, 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 – 2030

Beyond Another Week Beyond, internship, volunteer Leave a Comment

Interns have been a very valuable resource for our work and the organisation. With the diversity of skills they bring, we have had much support in grant applications, communications, research, administration and fieldwork.  This week, 6 of them who were helping us to administer our COVID-19 Family Assistance Fund said goodbye after 10 weeks and as they reflected on their experience during the …

Another Week Beyond – 2028

Beyond Another Week Beyond, youth Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, Today, Singapore votes. At a virtual Youth Day Celebration last Sunday, we asked our young people what they understood or thought about the elections as they were enjoying a meal prepared and delivered by a family living near them.   With COVID-19 looming, we are mindful that wherever possible we provide opportunities for our members to put some money into …

Another Week Beyond – 2026

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Family Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, Faced with charges relating to rioting, mischief, causing hurt, failure to comply with the conditions of a provisional driving licence and riding a motorcycle without insurance, Morris, 19 years old believes that he is heading for jail.  A report filed in March, by a probation officer assessed that Morris is not suitable for probation. Following which, a pre-sentencing assessment …

Another Week Beyond – 2021

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Dear Friends, This has been a very different Ramadan for our Muslim friends and on Sunday, Hari Raya Puasa will be devoid of visits to extended family.  Community activities synonymous with the past month of prayer and reflection were missing but it was our experience that the empathy for those who are less fortunate, and acts of generosity and compassion were …