2020 has not been what any of us expected it would be at the start of the year. Despite lockdowns, cancellations, and other setbacks, we continued working toward the EAC’s mission of preserving expat life stories — albeit remotely. The EAC staff has also used this time to boost their professional development with various webinars and online courses.
Since 13 March 2020, the EAC staff has been working from home. Except for three archival volunteers, all other archival volunteers could not continue their work remotely since their presence at the EAC premises is crucial for their work. PR volunteers and PR interns — given the type of their work — agreed to continue to work from home.
As of 1 June 2020, the office has re-opened for the EAC staff with adjusted health and safety protocols. Currently, together with the EAC Board members, we are exploring how we can best accommodate researchers and interns, as well as how to make sure our staff and volunteers can continue their work during this challenging and unprecedented time. Please follow our social media channels for further updates.
This newsletter provides information on what the EAC has been up to since the start of the year, including an exciting new initiative. Little of this would be possible without our dedicated volunteers — current and former! — who have continued to assist us from home. We are incredibly grateful to them.