Written by Thuy Nguyen (aka Tweeee)
Tuesday, 23rd August 2011
We all have been enjoying SealNet Project Singapore 2011 throughout the past few days. We have worked together, have learned from each other, have shared the great memories, and have become one whole team. We start the new day with our usual morning exercises, following by some toasted breads for breakfast. Today, we are going to spend our afternoon with some new friends, who come from Indonesia, Philippine, Myanmar, or Thailand. They come to Singapore to work as the domestic helpers. Most of them share the same hopes and dreams. They hope to support their family financially and they dream to have “a good life”. However, each individual person has her own story that leaves the great painful mark in her past. Tien Tran, who is in charge of the interaction activities today, has worked hard with the service team to plan the schedule. We hope that we would be able to listen to their stories, to share their pain, and to help them to overcome the difficulties. In addition, the leadership team also has the team-building workshop for our high school students. We want to build the connected relationship with them while helping them to develop their leadership skills.
The day went very successful with all the activities and workshop. During the dancing activity, we truly shared the laughter and joy. Our new friends were very open to us and willing to share their life stories. While listening to some of their stories, some of our members were in tears. We were sad because we felt the empathy. In general, it was the very productive day for us and for all of our students, who were with us every second of the day.