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 …

Another Week Beyond – 2113

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, Volunteers, youth

Dear friends, When they were told that they were the 14 most active youth volunteers in their neighbourhood, those present were most surprised. Many said that whenever they helped with food distributions or community events, they were just doing what they have always seen their friends and neighbours do. They were just going about their lives normally and never thought …

Another Week Beyond – 2108

Beyond Another Week Beyond, community, youth

Dear Friends After speaking to more than 150 youth aged between 16 to 20 and inviting them to be a part of a mutual aid initiative that connects them to job-based information and resources, training, and potential employers, a common theme emerged. These young people wanted to work so that they could help with their family income. Some were already …

Another Week Beyond – 2104

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community spirit

Dear Friends Since the first day of work this year, we have been discussing in our different teams what it means for our members to have ownership of the challenges we are working together on. We  questioned the value of the tasks we had completed in the name of progress. These activities were listed in our plans as indicators of success …

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 – 2046

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community spirit, food, Volunteers

Dear Friends, 5 years ago, Rani and her friend Manimala organized a Deepavali Celebration in their neighbourhood. They cooked up a biryani feast and kept their guests entertained with various party activities. It was a significant achievement that they were very proud of because they pulled it off without having deep pockets. All they had was a desire to celebrate …

Another Week Beyond – 2034

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Community, community, Employment, Employment, volunteer 1 Comment

Dear Friends, When the Rotary Club of Marina City wanted to provide a meal for 160 residents of a public rental neighborhood, we suggested that they engage 4 mothers who have acquired their food handling certification from the Singapore Food Agency. We have been supporting mothers to acquire this certification with a view that they may eventually start a micro-business …