As a society becomes evermore interconnected through mobile technology, humanitarian aid organisations are taking into account the essentials of communication. This flows beyond simple information exchange, and involves communicating between loved ones after or during a disaster.
Often we conduct ‘economic health checks’ based on GDP, GNI, Unemployment rate etc. Whilst we are using these, it does not tell the whole story. The problem with the Unemployment rate, (Total No. of unemployed as a fraction of the Civilian labour force) is the subjective definition of ‘unemployed’… Continue reading
The Earthquake that struck Nepal a month ago, see how Save the Children and the courageous team plough through hardship to deliver well needed supplies and relief to beneficiaries!
In Light of the Earthquake in Nepal, less we forget the needs of the children. Extremely happy to be a part of the response to assist the well needed relief for the people in the Nepal, in particular the children and women. A colleague had just recently come back from Nepal and shared horrifying tales of staff members suffering from aftershocks. As the ground trembled on the 12th May with the second shake (7.3), it created exacerbated fears for loved ones. At times, aftershocks can be much worse, similar to ‘shell-shock‘ victims from wars, affected persons are often in full fear of another shake, or the anticipation of one.
When to speak? How to speak? And the mismatch of personalities. It isn’t new that an evolving globalised society we are faced with different cultures, traditions, race and upbringing. At times, a step forward may be 2 steps back, so how do we grow and nurture our ability to improve our self-awareness and gain more emotional intelligence? Continue reading