Another Week Beyond – 2125

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community spirit, COVID-19

Dear friends, The Heightened Alert which began on 16 May 2021 has moved into Phase 3 since Monday. Social gatherings of 5 persons and below are allowed and hopefully dining-in at eateries and hawker centres will resume next Monday. We are still working from home and most of us are generally getting by.  However, the situation has caused job loss or …

Another Week Beyond – 2121

Beyond Another Week Beyond, COVID-19, HSCDC

Dear friends, With the “Heightened Alert” beginning this week, attendance at our child development centre has dropped to an average of 17 children a day.  Children with household members who are ill were not permitted to be present.  Preschools remain open to support parents who need to work and so children who have a caregiver at home during the day, were encouraged …

Another Week Beyond – 2119

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, COVID-19, Education

Dear friends, Returning to Phase 2 measures for a few weeks tomorrow is necessary and understandable. Nonetheless, it is dampening news.  Although not preferred, most of our children and youth have been able to meet their volunteer tutors online when face to face learning programmes were stopped. One programme that did not stop though was our child development centre for those …

Another Week Beyond – 2115

Beyond Another Week Beyond, community, COVID-19, Employment

Dear friends, We marked one year since our circuit-breaker on 7 April 2019   and working from home is no longer our default practice. 75% of our workforce is now allowed backed into their offices and while COVID-19 is still a serious threat, we must count ourselves fortunate relative to others elsewhere.    Hannah (not her real name), tells us that she has …