Last Saturday, the Project Skillseed team headed down to Clarke Quay to support some of our Film For Good participants at the Trader’s Market!
The participants set up a booth at the flea market to raise funds for their upcoming filming trip to Vietnam in December.
In view of the Halloween season, a few of our participants stirred up some homemade sweet treats and tasty baked goodness in their kitchen.
Specially made for the one night event, there were goodies such as toffee apples and homemade chunky cookies to attract the tastebuds of the crowd.
For those not into sweet stuff, there were unique shirty bags available for sale at the flea. One of our participants, Anderson, actually sourced it from Cambodia!
"Film For Good" is another specialised program exclusively created by Project Skillseed to create a platform for the participants to experience and learn from their dreams and interest.
Through this programme, we hope to nurture future filmmakers and avid storytellers to create an impactful story that will inspire and create a positive impact in society.
Besides imparting to our participants a skill that they can benefit from for life, this program also gives them the opportunity to apply what they have learned to assist the disabled community in Vietnam.
On this trip, the participants are challenged to create a short silent film that captures the stories of disabled students in Vietnam while encompassing the message to inspire change to help these students realise their challenges, dreams and potential.
During the 8 days stay at the village, participants will be immersing themselves into the rich Vietnamese culture, considered as one of the oldest in Southeast Asia.
Before we embarked on the trip, the Project Skillseed team and participants had a chance to visit the Singapore School For The Deaf to learn more about the local deaf community.
It was a fun afternoon spent interacting with the students as we learnt more about their their passion and dream careers! Before we left, our participants also got the chance to film a short video message from the students to be presented to the handicapped students in Vietnam.
With all these pre-departure activities to prepare us for our trip, we sure are excited to what is instore for us in Vietnam!