Another Week Beyond – 2019

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Dear Friends, We continued to enable internet connectivity and have pushed out another 40 computers to students who needed them. Digital inclusion is social inclusion and especially now, when it facilitates the strong social connections that are so important for our wellbeing.  Internet connectivity among our members will be uneven for a while more, even as we work at resolving the issue for …

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 – 2012

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Dear Friends, In cooperation with the Central Singapore Community Development Council, the   Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), we organised a talk on skills upgrading and employment-related resources provided by the government.  26 breadwinners filled up  our  classroom and we had to stop registration early in the week because places were taken up quickly.  The enthusiasm and full attendance yesterday was …

Another Week Beyond 1936

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Dear Friends, Teachers in Singapore get a day-off today and enjoy a well-deserved long weekend.  It is Teachers’ Day and yesterday evening, our teachers enjoyed a good meal courtesy of volunteers serving on the Management Committee of our Child Development Centre. Earlier in the afternoon, some of these teachers also received a personalized video presentation from undergraduates in early childhood …