Another Week Beyond – 2114

kaylin Another Week Beyond, Arts, Children and youth

Dear Friends, After explaining our work at a meeting, someone listening quoted the Scriptures. “The poor will always be with us,” she commented. I have heard this said many a time and it is from Matthew 26:11. “The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me” is the complete sentence and Jesus was foreshadowing …

Another Week Beyond – 2110

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Volunteers

Dear Friends To sum up his internship experience Ziv, shared a quote from Che Guevera with me, “Let the world change you, and then you can change the world.”  He elaborated that burdened by a personal problem not too long ago, he was conducting a session out of duty and could not wait to finish his shift. In other words, he …

Another Week Beyond – 2109

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Volunteers

Dear Friends Ian and Wilfred finish their internship today. They have been with us since November last year and listening to them at an exit interview 2 days ago, I was touched by their humble and honest reflections. “Before coming here, I had assumed that people assisted by a charity were unable to help themselves but now I see them …

Another Week Beyond – 2101

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Community

Dear Friends Happy New Year! As we are now in Phase 3 and gradually expanding the domains of our work and personal lives, we have much to be grateful for and optimistic about. In the later part of this year, schools will implement home-based learning as a regular part of their routine, and I suppose virtual meetings and working from …

Another Week Beyond – 2047

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Education

Dear Friends An 11-year-old girl waited her turn timidly in the safe-distancing queue and when we asked if she was alone, she said. “Yes, mummy does not like these things.” Nonetheless, we ushered her into our premises to receive her food, goodie bag and a note of encouragement acknowledging her efforts at school.   Around this time every year, we hold …

Another Week Beyond – 2042

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Arts, Children and youth

Dear Friends, “They look like they are studying at Hogswarts,” a child commented after meeting students from St Ninian’s R.C. Primary School in Edinburgh Scotland online. It was a hilarious moment but understandable as the fictitious school of wizardry in the Harry Potter stories was in Scotland.  9 young people aged from 8 to 14 years old, are part of “In …