On 17 April 2017, the School of Social Sciences hosted a public forum for over 50 participants at the School of Social Sciences Seminar Room 5-1 on the topic of Challenges and Opportunities in Family Care for Older Persons in ASEAN+3. Population ageing and the well-being of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities, and governments in much of Asia. Traditionally, support and care for the elderly are met within the family. The state and communities typically provide limited care services for the older population. Currently, most Asian countries are facing...
Sean Chin Bing Qi
BSocSc Class of 2018
“We all fear what we do not understand.” – Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
Travelling to Mexico is an expensive and time consuming affair; it takes 30 hours of air travel to get there from Singapore. Naturally, many Singaporeans have never been here before, let alone have the privilege of spending 5 months in a country they only occasionally read about in the news. The fact that Mexico is half a world away and perceived to be full of violence had my friends and family questioning my choice to spend a semester here.
I want to humbly share my...