October Report From Singapore
Value Based Classes Online with Marymount Children’s Home
This month, the weekly classes focused on topics such as SMART goal-setting, self-respect and self-love. These sessions are facilitated with videos, questions and activities, encouraging the girls to openly share their understanding, ideas and challenges.
Value Based Classes On-Site with Pertapis Children’s Programme
During this period, the youths have been volunteering with PERTAPIS, a Muslim charity organisation in Singapore, on a programme focusing on basic literacy and human values for children with no Internet access in their homes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most programmes for children of beneficiary families of PERTAPIS have shifted to online and virtual forums and these children have not been able to attend them at home.
The class sizes have to be kept small (5-6 children maximum) in accordance with national public health and safe distancing measures, but this has allowed the youths to foster a more personal, intimate bond with the children, and give their fullest attention to each child as they express their beautiful inner thoughts, feelings and experiences.
The youths have been supporting the monthly food delivery service by Mummy Yummy, an organisation that works towards ensuring nobody goes hungry by providing basic vegetarian meals.
This month brought good news that the youths were finally allowed to deliver these meal packets to needy residents living in rental apartments.