Another Week Beyond – 2423

Comms Team Another Week Beyond, Community, Community Enablers Fellowship

“Oh no, more bee hoon,” a mother uttered half embarrassed. “We need to coordinate better the next time,” she added. Our colleague who was present at this children’s birthday party organized by neighbours quickly responded, “Hey, we are having a been hoon feast prepared in 3 different ways and it’s great to have 3 flavours!” The generosity, hospitality and ownership displayed by the organizers were the indicators of success that we sought, and these were already in abundance. For example, a young man appeared in his military uniform to check that the cake his mother had baked on his behalf …

Another Week Beyond – 2410

Comms Team Another Week Beyond, Community, Community Enablers Fellowship

Children roaming the neighbourhood on their own was a concern identified by 2 Community Fellows in October last year. They had observed that some children were unkempt and still in their school uniform at a time when most children would have had their dinner and preparing for bed. These fellows were worried for the children, and they found themselves questioning if their parents cared. They also looked for programmes in the community which they could refer the children to and thought that if there were none suitable, they would create one. During the school holidays last year, they reached out …

Another Week Beyond – 2347

Comms Team Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Community, Community Enablers Fellowship

Dear friends,  Sara was checking out her surroundings as she had just moved into the neighbourhood. She noticed many young people joyfully utilising the basketball and street soccer courts and several others playing catch or chatting in small groups around a playground. A few metres from her, a boy simply dropped his bag on the floor and ran toward the playground when his friends beckoned. Fearing that the bag will be misplaced, she picked it up and placed it next to her as she continued observing the youthful energy in her neighbourhood. 15 minutes later, this boy came back looking for …