In May 2015, the Southeast Asian region bore witness to the largest humanitarian boat crisis since the Vietnam War, where thousands of Rohungya and Bengali migrants were adrift at the Andaman Sea after being abandoned by smugglers.
While countries in the region failed to respond, a fishing community in Aceh, Indonesia, rescued these migrants.
Together with a group of volunteers from Singapore, I travelled to Aceh at the end of last year to learn from and support the Rohingya refugees, as well as the fishing community of Pusong.
Join us at N(ONE, as we journey through the lives of those who rescued, and where rescued. Learn about stories of humanity, faith, friendship, and hope. Understand the strength of giving, and embracing those who are culturally different. Falling back to the fundamentals of what makes us human. They were seen as none, all it took was one.
LAUNCH OF N(ONE EXHIBITION
Venue: NLB Atrium (100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064)
Date: Saturday, 8th April 2017
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm
In lieu of the upcoming N(ONE Exhibition too, we are releasing an exclusive tote bag, at only $15!
Proceeds from the sale will go towards supporting the costs of setting up N(ONE Exhibition, happening from 8th – 14th April 2017, at the Atrium of National Library Board. Remaining proceeds will be directed to a refugee community/organisation.
To order, head to: http://tinyurl.com/nonetotebags
I hope to see you there!