Another Week Beyond – 2339

Comms Team Another Week Beyond, Community, Employment

Dear Friends, Marlina, who has been living in a public rental neighbourhood for more than 12 years has recently joined us as a colleague responsible for coordinating programmes where she lives. She told me that securing a full-time job with employment benefits was not something she thought was possible after being a full-time caregiver for many years. Blessed with an outgoing personality, she succeeded in securing contract work, but she revealed that the job seeking process has always shaken her self-confidence.  “I completely understand when other mothers in the neighbourhood are unable to secure work. Interviews can really be intimidating,” …

Another Week Beyond – 2337

Comms Team Another Week Beyond, digital access, digital literacy, digital literacy

Dear Friends, Last year, our Board set out to explore how technology may empower our efforts for better programme outcomes. As such, with the support of the Info-Tech Board Committee, we introduced technology to those who have not been able to reap the benefits of a digitalised lifestyle. 5 mothers who were not digitally savvy┬álearnt to set up a store┬áon Shopee without capital and leveraged artificial intelligence to identify saleable products.┬á After the initial training, 2 mothers managed to operate their online store for about 6 months, and another is┬ástill operating┬átoday. Operating an online store had its challenges but we …

Another Week Beyond – 2336

Comms Team Another Week Beyond

Dear Friends, Sue, 56 years old moved into a new neighbourhood 7 months ago and about a month later, she sent a message to our Facebook page requesting educational support for her 13-year-old granddaughter for whom she has legal guardianship.┬áShe asked for a colleague who had spoken to her when she was living elsewhere, and we updated her that this colleague was no longer with the organisation. Nonetheless, we said that we are very happy to have reconnected and looked forward to continuing the friendship. Today, Sue appears to have settled in her new neighbourhood and we are in discussion …