self-evaluation & Mapping
WFH, HBL - these two abbreviations have become part of our lingo and lifestyle. The new normal means many of us are spending a lot more time at home.
Most of us would agree that warmer relationships with our neighbours would make life more enjoyable. How well do you know your immediate neighbours? Take this short survey and find out.
I know the names of at least 3 neighbours in my block.
I have had at least 1 conversation with a neighbour of a different race in the past 3 months.
In the one year before Circuit Breaker, I have visited 1 neighbour's home at least once.
I have given a gift to a neighbour at last once in the past year
I have received a gift from a neighbour at least once in the past year.
I know at least one neighbour who shares the same hobby as me.
Take the survey to find out!
Roadmap to change
Taking the first step towards sparking change can be difficult. We all have moments of feeling stuck. Here is a roadmap that can help you get started.
Let’s start by looking within yourself.
Make a list. Is it celebrating special festivals together? Providing childcare help for one another?
The activities you list give a hint of what you value about community life.
Is it exercising? Baking? Walking your dog? Look for opportunities to include a neighbour in these activities.
Think of people with special qualities or skills who could help you get to know your neighbours better. For example, a sibling or a parent might be able to introduce you to a neighbour they already know well. Or a friend could be a good baker and teach your neighbours’ kids how to make some cookies.
Make a list of people in the following categories who might partner you in getting to know your neighbours.
Have fun ideas of what you could do with your neighbours? Share it on FB and #braveheartsg!
Parents, here’s an activity to do with your child. Download this picture. Find examples of people being kind. Then, look for examples of people who are not doing the right thing. Talk about each of those behaviours. Come up with ways your child could be a good neighbour to others.
Who might be able to do this together with you?
What activities do you think make communal living meaningful?
What are some interests and hobbies you are willing to share with your neighbours?
Thank you for your submission