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Why You Should NOT Pursue Productivity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why You Should NOT Pursue Productivity What if productivity is not the magic formula for our organizational effectiveness? The Business Times recently published a piece on “The ‘epidemic of stress’ plaguing Singaporean workers“. In it, they revealed that close to half of Singaporeans indicated that their mental health is having an negative impact on their…
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Help! My Sole Fell Apart!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, those are my soles. As I was making my way to an event after sending my son to the childcare, I felt something amiss. With each stride I took, it seemed to take more effort and my path was “out of whack”. Then, to my horror, I found that the soles of both of…
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Why I Like Making Waves

Reading Time: 3 minutes OK, I am not talking about surfing since I barely can swim properly. But I have recently been thinking “I will not be here forever”. As a social entrepreneur, I have not given careful thought to what happens beyond me. My burnout was the impetus that got me started on Emmaus Strategies; a simple desire…
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We Use A.R.T. to Build Communities, Way Before COVID-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes Emmaus used ART before COVID-19 While the COVID-19 pandemic has made us way too familiar with A.R.T., or Antigen Rapid Test; a strategy used to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus, Emmaus Strategies has been employing A.R.T. as a strategy to build our community way before COVID-19. Referring to Awareness, Resilience and Transformation, it…
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How Do I Continue with the Continuity Plan?

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the COVID-19 pandemic, are you now working on your Volunteer Continuity Plan? We believe the below videos and resources will be of help. On 22 Apr 2022, our Lead Thrive-Synergist has recently shared the Volunteer Continuity Plan he developed in SHINE Children & Youth Services at the NCSS Brown Bag series on 22 Apr 2022.…
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Preventing the Worst Thing that can Happen to Changemakers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Photo from A Good Space What is the worst thing that can happen to a changemaker? The answer is “burnout”. Because when a changemaker burns out, we lose yet another who strives to make our world and community a better place. This was the very reason why Emmaus was birthed in the first place; James,…
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Mental Resilience “Booster” Shots for Post-COVID-19 Singapore

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore reached a milestone in having 96% of its eligible population vaccinated (as at Dec 21 2021). As Singapore continues to boost its resilience against the COVID-19 virus and reopens to the world, it is also timely to administer “booster” shots for mental resilience; conversations about mental resilience. Indeed, this little red dot, can and…
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Here’s How to Launch Off Effective Volunteer Partnerships

Reading Time: 2 minutes Were you there? At the celebration of International Volunteer Managers Day with the National Council of Social Service and Volunteer Management Practitioners (VMPs) last Friday? We have also prepared a special “gift”; a tool, for VMPs to help them launch off volunteer partnerships well. See below for more information. How it all Started for James…
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A Free IVMD eGreeting for Your VMP

Reading Time: < 1 minute With International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD) coming up on 5 Nov. We have produced a simple animated e-Greeting card that you can send to your Volunteer Management Practitioners (VMPs) or fellow VMP friends to show your appreciation and your encouragement. Indeed, small acts of kindness, multiplied by millions of people can transform our world. VMPs…
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🟡🔺🟩 NOT Game Over with COVID

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore Enter New Phase in Pandemic Fight Singapore entered the stabilization phase a month ago; we are now in a new phase in our fight with the COVID-19 pandemic. While things may seem to be going back to some normalcy, as we learn to live with the virus, I am reminded that what we have…
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