In times of crisis, it is important that we band together and reach out to all corners of our communities. Inevitably, there will be groups that fall through the cracks and #SGStrong grantee Abhishek Bajaj is intent on ensuring that no one will be forgotten. His team sought to reach out to smaller communities of low-income families to ensure that they too are well prepared during this pandemic.
“The psychological safety that the bottle of sanitiser provided them resulted in ripples of kindness spread amongst them, to look out for one another and contribute what they can. We have to safeguard our communities and ensure that such a virus doesn’t spread to any of our vulnerable groups. This is a show of solidarity. We are a united Singapore and despite our adversities, we have to care for each other’s well-being.” – Abhishek
Through 6th Sense’s previous ground work with the families in Kebun Baru, Yio Chu Kang and Pulau Ubin, they were able to distribute virus fighting tools such as hand sanitisers efficiently. The team ensured that kids were taught the importance of good hygiene, while taking care of the elderly’s needs. By spending time with these families instead of a mere ‘drop-off’, Abhishek and his group of dedicated volunteers reminded them that they were not alone. In such uncertain times, this feeling of solidarity is all the more crucial.
We hope that this project will continue to inspire us to support one another in this fight against the coronavirus and to always look out for those in need. Together, we are stronger than COVID-19.