A Successful Failure

Our Experience in Providing Job Referrals to B40 Families As the uncertainty of 2020 looms on, the GG team continues to try new ways to provide meaningful assistance to low-income families impacted by COVID-19. However things don't often work out the way we hope they would. From a needs assessment conducted in May, many families cited unemployment as their top concern. After the Movement...

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By Melissa Ngiam | Chief Executive Officer
3 months 3 weeks ago

Bonding Together While Being "Stuck at Home" During MCO

"Stuck at home in unprecedented times." That's the reality all of us are facing during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Many families, including mine, have had little or no time to transition to the new restrictions. No unnecessary travel, no eating out, no exercising or physical activity in public areas, no going to school or enrichment classes. Normal routines were going to be disrupted and...

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By Nick Foong | Director of Services
10 months 3 weeks ago

What Do Elevators And Poverty Have In Common?

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator before?  My first ever experience of being trapped was on the way up an elevator at a public low-cost housing area (Program Perumahan Rakyat - PPR) together with 9 student volunteers.  Before panic broke out, I took a deep breath and gave myself a quick pep talk:  "Alright, look, listen, and think, Kai Shen.  You can do it...

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By Kai Shen | Family Service
3 years 1 day ago

The Gap in Our Language

One thing Malaysians pride ourselves in is being multilingual. I think most of us would at least know Bahasa Malaysia (since it was taught in primary school and secondary school), and then there's either English, Chinese or Tamil that we would know as an addition to BM. Some of us who are gifted in languages even learn other foreign languages as part of our studies and can easily speak 3 to 4...

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By Shu Ling | Communications
4 years 7 months ago