The Humanity Issue
I remember watching snippets of the movie, “Pay It Forward”, where the main character, Trevor McKinney thought of the idea of passing on the kindness that one had received to three others. These kind deeds must be something that the person on the other end cannot perform on his or her own. In our own lives, I’m sure our parents and teachers have at one point or another stressed the importance of “doing good to others, as you would have them to do unto you”. We have all tried to, and perhaps some of us want to do something much more, something that could really change the world. However, we do not really have the means to or are afraid to venture out into things that will put us out of our comfort zones.
Hence, my team and I came up with this issue centred around the idea of humanity to shed light on people, places, movies, etc, that have made a positive impact on society. Therefore, we will be discussing how humanitarians are helping the less fortunate in Singapore and around the world and their personal motivations behind their actions. We will also be sharing on organisations that focus on helping the marginalised in our society today.
Through these stories, we hope to encourage everyone to be more empathetic and compassionate towards the needy and underprivileged.
In this issue of CATCH, we will learn how a humanitarian helped in Nepal after the earthquake with just $11 dollars in his bank; what a social worker does for a living and how migrant workers are well taken care of by an organisation.
Let us get inspired to do greater things for the less fortunate around us as we dive into this issue!
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