Another Week Beyond – 2048

Beyond Another Week Beyond, digital literacy, Employment

Dear Friends, Our Digital and Family Competence Enabling Team (AWB – 2033 & AWB – 2037) finished their 3-month stint and we were speaking with the 4 women involved to better appreciate their experience. This was their first experience with white collar work and were entrusted with coordinating applications for digital and financial assistance after some basic training in the use of …

Another Week Beyond – 2044

Beyond Another Week Beyond, community spirit, Employment

Dear Friends, We got the meeting going by asking those present to say something about themselves, inviting them to share an achievement, or a strength.  One shared that when she lost a kidney through illness, just staying alive felt like an achievement but it also gave her pause for what was important.  She stopped working and started looking after her grandchildren because …

Another Week Beyond – 2037

Beyond Another Week Beyond, digital literacy, digital literacy, Employment

Dear Friends; After helping to  process one cycle of financial assistance,  the women on our  Digital and Family Competence Enabling Team (AWB- 2033) told us that they really valued the flexible work hours that enabled them to attend to their children and household matters. Working from home on a computer was an entirely new experience that they savoured. The efforts of these …

Another Week Beyond – 2035

Beyond Another Week Beyond, Education, Employment, Employment, youth Leave a Comment

Dear Friends, Jobs and the ability to draw an income weigh heavily on the minds of many and it is no different for the young people we engage.  After speaking to more than 50 youth between 16 to 25 years old, we discovered that most wanted to explore different career paths which they were interested in. However, they felt that they …

Another Week Beyond – 2034

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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 …

Another Week Beyond – 2023

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Dear Friends, During the circuit breaker we were in touch with 235 persons who were unemployed and looking for work.   We kept them informed of job opportunities and linked them to resources provided by the government, the labour movement and other non-government organisations.  Most job applications were online and several needed assistance navigating e-portals as well as putting together simple resumes to …

Another Week Beyond – 2020

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Dear Friends, There are now 8 women utilizing their sewing skills to earn a small income.   This week, they proudly completed their first order of 100 masks and are now on their way to fulfilling the other orders that have come in since we mentioned this initiative on 1 May 2020.  As we continued speaking with more people applying for financial assistance, it was clear …

Another Week Beyond – 2019

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Dear Friends, We continued to enable internet connectivity and have pushed out another 40 computers to students who needed them. Digital inclusion is social inclusion and especially now, when it facilitates the strong social connections that are so important for our wellbeing.  Internet connectivity among our members will be uneven for a while more, even as we work at resolving the issue for …