Another Week Beyond 1812

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“Our greatest strength as a people comes from the gifts of caring, aware communities and neighbourhoods.” – Frances Strickland, educational psychologist and former First Lady of Ohio Dear Friends, Last Friday, 26 mothers with 21 children in tow squeezed into our classroom to listen to 7 representatives from a volunteer group who call themselves Sincere Hope. The group comprises 13 …

Another Week Beyond 1811

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Dear Friends, Rose, not her real name is 16 and doing reasonably well in school. She is looking forward to her O level examinations this year as passing well will give her a chance to continue pursuing her studies in Singapore.    As a foreign student there is the issue of higher fees, but she cannot imagine returning to Indonesia alone …

Another Week Beyond 1810

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“What does a construction company and a charity like us have in common?” This was a question some of us pondered during a volunteer training session we were conducting last Friday. We concluded that we were both builders. “Building with Integrity” is the motto of Woh Hup Pte Ltd and when applied to our context, it means that we are …

Another Week Beyond 1809

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ArtsWok Collaborative is an arts-based community development organisation that nurtures thriving communities by harnessing the power of the arts to create dialogue, invite social participation and build bridges across difference. In partnership with them, we are aiming to get our youths to develop and showcase an original play at the Esplanade next year which deals with the issue of poverty …