I searched out Skillseed as my first summer of college drew closer, and the more I knew about it, the more fascinated I was by its vision and impact. As I learnt about the themed learning trips they crafted – in cities from Bali to London, with topics ranging from environmental stewardship to microfinance – I was electrified: wasn’t this the ideal education that I dreamt of?
With great power comes great responsibility right? When we find ourselves in a position of power, how we use that power matters. How we wield our power will translate to the team we lead and interact with and how they go on to treat other people as well.
“One of the things that I would love to say is that we are looking for a new intern because our previous one became our CEO.”
While we had lots of fun thinking and creating alongside students from Hwa Chong Institution and other secondary schools like Juying Secondary School, the students also gave us plenty of food for thought about the issues they care most about, and how we can best empower them to be change-makers. Here are just some of the things we learnt from them!