Another Week Beyond – 2330

Beyond Another Week Beyond

Dear Friends, 2 Mondays ago, we had the privilege of introducing our community development practices to a roomful of educators. We prepared a day-long programme where they experienced how we would go about addressing a neighbourhood conflict guided by a framework for non-violent communication. The goal of such work is to deescalate the conflict and to restore cordiality if not …

Another Week Beyond – 2329

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community

Dear Friends, On Monday evening, we welcomed 13 cyclists and their volunteer safety crew with a home-cooked dinner, clean towels, and ice-cold drinks. Since 2014, the Epic Cyclist Group has been organising an annual endurance ride that covers at least 1000 kilometres to raise funds and awareness for charity. Over the years, they have raised someĀ Ā Ā S$4.4 million dollars for theĀ Kidney …

Another Week Beyond – 2328

Beyond Another Week Beyond, community spirit

Dear Friends, 3 months ago, when we asked 3 mothers what would bring neighbours together, their spontaneous answer was “Food!” One of them is a volunteer who organises the distribution of food drop-offs by theĀ Jamiyah Food Bank,Ā elaborated that food is a way to do good. Every fortnight when the truckful of groceries arrives, 4 to 6 neighbours will help her …

Another Week Beyond – 2327

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth

Dear Friends, 2 Sundays ago, I was making my way to the office to prepare for our volunteer-runĀ chiropractic clinicĀ when the van in front of mine stopped. It was a one-way street and the driver got out and walked toward me. It was a courier van, and I was thinking that the guy was having difficulty locating an address and wanted …