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HIGH-FLYER CIVIL SERVANT KWEK MEAN LUCK: “I WANTED TO BUY HER CHAIRS AND UPGRADE HER BED, HER CLOTHES”

It was a humbling experience. "It shows that in terms of assistance, you need to have that broader view of what is helpful and not just have your view of what is helpful." These and other encounters taught him that people's circumstances are complex and that non-material assistance - like company - can be just as important. Caritas is building a social services hub in Toa Payoh, and Mr Kwek recalls a social worker's advice: "Please don't make it look like a help centre, because if you do, those who need help will not come. People don't want to be seen as though they need help."

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