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 week ago

The Lesson From A Yau Char Kwai

As I was on my way to the GG office this morning, I decided to buy Yau Char Kwai from a stall nearby. While making my purchase, I heard the stall owner saying, "Uncle, its ok, no need". I looked up and saw an old uncle with his worn out bicycle, he looked like he lived off the streets as his clothes were shabby and his hands were dirty. He was fishing for some coins and then ...

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By Clara Wan | Partnerships - Special Projects
4 years 9 months ago

Bad Decisions Lead To Poverty, Or Not?

Have you ever heard someone say, “That person deserves to be poor for all the bad decisions he made.”? Or have you ever thought to yourself when you see a person in need, “He could have been better off if he made a better decision in life.”? It is likely that many, if not all, of us have encountered either one of the experience above. Sadly, these claims that poor people are to be blamed...

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By Daniel Lee | Community Development
4 years 10 months ago