Out of Sight, Out of Mind
A Peacemaking Project by Jing Yuan L.
What is the injustice we are solving?
Injustice in the case of the homeless mainly stems from society’s ignorance and lack of understanding of their needs and problems. Injustice could also be due to financial dislocation and exclusion from Singapore’s economic growth.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of the marginalisation of homeless people by society
we will address the financial as well as the psychological needs of this group
by collaborating with external organisations in embarking on activities such as proposed food drive sessions.
23 January 2018 16:31
Are you taking steps to solve the problem already? Or still figuring out what you want to do? If you're still brainstorming, you can use our tools at peacefirst.org/resources to help you think of next steps.
How can we help?
2 March 2018 14:44
Thanks again so much for posting this project.
As part of the Peace First project-making process, we give formal feedback on your compassionate insight. Once your insight is all set, then you can move forward with your mini-grant application if you need funds to help move your idea into action!
I want to provide feedback on your insight:
"To solve this injustice of
the marginalisation of homeless people by society
we will address
the financial as well as the psychological needs of this group
collaborating with external organisations in embarking on activities such as proposed food drive sessions."
I really commend the fact that you have decided to work to address the marginalisation of homeless people. One thing that could help make your insight stronger is spending more time trying to see if the root cause of the marginalisation is the financial and psychological needs of the homeless people. I think your insight could benefit from trying to understand the perspective of the people that are also marginalising homeless people. We have a tool that can help you think about how to approach a process where you can interview different stakeholders to understand the injustice better. We believe that this approach can help develop much stronger solutions.
This is where you can find that tool: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking-others
I look forward to seeing how your insight could become even stronger!
26 March 2018 10:48
We're excited to hear more about your ideas to address this important injustice! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity -- if you are interested in getting some funding for materials that you need to carry out your project, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $250.
The deadline to submit your Project Plan and Mini-Grant Application is March 31st if you want to remain eligible to apply to attend a Peace First Accelerator.
As you craft your plan, be sure to consider the feedback we gave you on your compassionate insight, and check out our project planning tools for help turning your insight into a concrete action plan: https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project
Then, through your dashboard you can make any changes you want to make to your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.
Let us know if you have questions or if we can help in any way. We're looking forward to supporting your project!
5 April 2018 13:07
We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.
If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.
If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for an Accelerator, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can support your project in any way! :)