Another Week Beyond – 2113

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, Volunteers, youth

Dear friends, When they were told that they were the 14 most active youth volunteers in their neighbourhood, those present were most surprised. Many said that whenever they helped with food distributions or community events, they were just doing what they have always seen their friends and neighbours do. They were just going about their lives normally and never thought …

Another Week Beyond – 2111

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Women

Dear Friends A colleague noticed that whenever she invited a group of women for a conversation, it seemed a little awkward.  They would want a reason to do so and “just catching up” never seemed inviting enough. She found this a little strange as these women always had well-meaning conversations about children and neighbours whenever they gathered incidentally or during an …

Another Week Beyond – 2110

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Volunteers

Dear Friends To sum up his internship experience Ziv, shared a quote from Che Guevera with me, “Let the world change you, and then you can change the world.”  He elaborated that burdened by a personal problem not too long ago, he was conducting a session out of duty and could not wait to finish his shift. In other words, he …

Another Week Beyond – 2109

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Volunteers

Dear Friends Ian and Wilfred finish their internship today. They have been with us since November last year and listening to them at an exit interview 2 days ago, I was touched by their humble and honest reflections. “Before coming here, I had assumed that people assisted by a charity were unable to help themselves but now I see them …