As I read Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit“, an “OH” moment occurred to me. Most of the actions I perform each day were not a product of my decision-making but a habit. Habits developed through choices that I make intentionally at the beginning, and then at some point as the brain looks for ways to save effort, becomes auto-pilot.
Duhigg puts it this way:...Read More
Last Saturday, YWLC organised a hackathon for Social Change with a focus on empowering women in the community. Cynthia and I were proud to be part of the change-makers involved in this hackathon.
The experience for me was an amazing, humbling and inspiring one. It was a pleasure to meet all the other change-makers and to hear their different stories of the social work they do to...Read More
In my last week’s article, I wrote about what skills were necessary to survive in life. Looking back, I am not 100% certain that having the knowledge or being educated on these skills are sufficient. After all, it’s one thing to be book-smart, and another to be street-smart.
When I was in my mid 20s, I had friends asking me what they should do with their money....Read More
When I was 15, I questioned the benefits of learning binomial theorem and its application to my life. 2 decades later, this question still remains unanswered. Today, I am recognised as an adult legally and expected to be an adult. This “adulting” process has been challenging and while I respect that life cannot be as structured as a classroom, there were definitely some skills...Read More
It’s always exciting to be in the space of change! We grow everyday. As we journey with social workers on the ground, our perspective widens. Our initial work focusing on financial empowerment for youths gets many more layers of context as we hear more and more stories of the diverse circumstances of the youths. This helps us maintain relevancy of our program, and also challenges us...Read More
Meiyi & I are proud that Empower2free will be one of the change-makers featured at this event. Come join us so that we can harness your brains and ideas to make a difference!
The Young Women’s Leadership Connection (YWLC) is proud to present an inaugural community hackathon – Women for Women: Hackathon for Social Change 2018!
What is our hackathon about?
Our Hackathon aims...Read More
Hello! I am stoked to announce that our website is finally ready and launching today!
It’s Good Friday, a day which is very special for Christians all around the world. It reminds us of how Christ died for our sins, so that we may all be free again.
Fundamental Cents was birthed out of that desire to enable more people to be free.
We believe that in today’s world, money has...Read More