These are stories from Singaporeans who sent us their COVID-19 reflections. Share your stories here.
Contributed by Wan Yi, 32, Teacher:
During home-based learning, I had to teach from my own bedroom… as much as I felt vulnerable, my students must have felt the same way. This is a good experience for empathy-building and growing a shared experience.
I hope that no child should feel ashamed of his/her room or house.
One thing I hope to do is: opening up conversations about social inequality, social mobility and empowering my students to come on board with me to be champions of change through our community projects.
Contributed by Michelle, 18, Student:
I realised that in the midst of the trying times, many of us do try to extend a helping hand, while looking out for each other. It makes me learn the impact one can make, even by a small simple gesture of checking up on others, of standing in solidarity with those in need by donating, all these can make a huge impact on how strong we can stand as a community.
One thing I hope to do is: Having tough, difficult conversations with friends and family to discuss how we can help the vulnerable, using that as a platform to encourage others to donate, to volunteer, can eventually send out shockwaves, that incentivize everyone to help each other out and leave a lasting impact.