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Beyond Another Week Beyond, Education

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Beyond Another Week Beyond

Dear friends, I was in a meeting when I received a text from someone familiar. A woman we’ve known for a while. Let’s call her Felicity and she asked if I was at the office. When I answered “yes,” she replied that she was on her way, and I should wait for her. Felicity is a mother of 3 adult …

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Beyond Another Week Beyond, Education

Dear friends, This past month, we have been enabling families to acknowledge the learning efforts that their children have made this year. Thanks to the generosity of GIC Pte Ltd, the young people, their caregivers and volunteers were given a budget to decide how they would like their Celebration of Learning to look like. Some decided to dedicate a regular session …

A side profile of a Kevin. He is standing against a cerulean blue wall, in a blue and white striped shirt. He is smiling.

Kevin: A Portrait of Statelessness, Part 4

Beyond Another Week Beyond

“I would say that my strength is endurance, because I endure in any kind of situation, this is what I’m doing. This is my strength, going to work tired and after that just going on, but I managed to do, even coming back to do cleaning and all. Sometimes I really envy my strength. I thank God for giving me …

Kevin: A Portrait of Statelessness, Part 3

Beyond Another Week Beyond

Just a few months into lockdown, not long after Kevin’s second child was born, he received news that Nenek was unwell. “One day before she already knew she was going. And surprisingly I also felt like going to my grandma’s house to stay over for one day. On the day I wanted to stay, she got more sick and we …

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Beyond Another Week Beyond, Family circles

Dear friends, 4 youths were waiting for another to show before starting a meeting to discuss the notion of financial independence. It was a regular check-in where young people who have progressed in their studies mentor those attempting to qualify for tertiary education. However, the meeting started with disturbing information as the person everyone was waiting for, stormed into the room exclaiming …

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Beyond Another Week Beyond, Women, youth

Dear friends, The youth were surprised when a mother revealed that when she was violated as a child, the adults she confided in did not believe her. It was an experience the other three mothers present resonated with and they added that such was their reality when they were young. After a brief pause, one of the youth responded, “I …