We recognize the importance of limiting social contact due to COVID-19, which is why we have designed a buddy system to limit the exposure of vulnerable residents to many different volunteers.
Our buddy system ensures that our kakis #stay(closeto)home.
Once matched, phone numbers will be exchanged between kakis.
We strongly encourage kakis to connect via calls unless necessary, e.g. delivering groceries/ meals to the door (taking precautions)
1. Elderlies who can't #stayhome because they don't live with younger caregivers
2. Isolated individuals who might be at-risk and need regular check-ins
3. Low-income families who need financial and resource guidance
4. Students who might need tech or tutoring support for home-based learning
Help can be as simple as -
lending a listening ear,
navigating available resources,
picking up groceries,
sharing a portion of your meals,
or lending your laptop to a financially-disadvantaged child.
In order to ensure the safety of our residents, increase awareness of the initiative and include known beneficiaries into the program, we work closely with grassroots committees and social service organisations such as CCMCs, AIC and REACH, to launch the initiative within an estate.
With the temporary closure of community clubs and cessation of in-person meet-the-people sessions, many vulnerable residents also might not how where and how to seek further help. Volunteer kakis play an important role of being the eyes and ears of our grassroots leaders, guiding their kakis-in-need to available resources and raising any cases of vulnerable residents who may require special assistance.
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