Build your capacity to innovate
& make an impact that sustains

Cultivate creative confidence, encourage entrepreneurial dare, empathise with your stakeholders, learn to identify assets, and work together for sustainable solutions!

Be your own curator from our suite of offerings, or opt for the whole package for a comprehensive training in an entrepreneurial approach to social impact.

 

course highlights

Find out how design can make an impact.

  • Work side-by-side with skilled artisans in the jewellery design process, and collaborate to witness your designs come to life
  • Learn about and participate in the design and retail process from start to finish - from ideation, to prototyping, marketing and distribution
  • Engage with social enterprises from a variety of sectors; be inspired by the creativity, heart and passion of individuals who've dedicated their careers to changing the world for the better 
  • Experience and appreciate the fullness of Cambodian culture and hospitality, while also learning about the country's complex history and visiting several national treasures.

Saught may even include the winning team’s designs in their collection!

For maximum impact, students will receive pre-trip guidance on jewellery design and start brainstorming on possible designs up to 5 weeks before the start of the course and submit initial proposals before the course starts. Students MUST be committed to submitting this initial proposal so that the course can be completed within the 8 days in Cambodia.

 

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 One of our participants' designs

Course fees

INFORMATION ON COURSE FEES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTNER SCHOOLS, OR EMAIL US TO FIND OUT MORE 

Fees typically include the following:

  • Accommodation & meals (we make socially and environmentally responsible choices as far as possible!)
  • Transport (including flights and airport transfers)
  • Entrance fees for attractions
  • Course materials
  • Insurance cover
  • Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators

Your investment in our courses also enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering local communities through employment or job creation. It also goes towards course development (we do intensive consultations with key organisations and conduct project site visits!) and provides opportunities for course alumni to further develop their skills and passions with us or our partner organisations.

 

eligibility

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU...

  • Are at least 15 years of age and in good health
  • Have no strict vegan diet requirements or severe allergies or debilitating allergies, and don't require prescription medicine that requires constant refrigeration
  • Are fluent in English (written & spoken)
  • Passionate about design and social enterprise!

 

 

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Drop us an email if you are an educator, or talk to your school's Experiential Learning/VIA co-ordinator if you are a student!

Don't fall into either category or just want to know more? Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

 

impact

On Participants

In the June 2015 iteration of Design for Good, 100% of the designs produced by the participants were produced by Saught as part of our school partner's alumni gift catalogue. Check out how participants described their experiences in their own words:

"THIS EXPERIENCE GAVE ME A CLEARER IDEA OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE IN THIS LINE OF 'INDUSTRY' AS WELL AS WHAT A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STEPS I WOULD HAVE TO TAKE TO GET THERE.  I FELT THAT THIS TRIP REALLY "RE-FUELED" MY PASSION AS WELL AS DRIVE TO BECOME SOMEONE WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOCIETY IN THE FUTURE.”


100% of participants agreed that they

  • developed a greater sense of social responsibility

  • became more appreciative of cultural differences

  • learned/benefited from our community partners as much as community partners learned/benefited from them


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On our Community Partner

In the pilot run of Design for Good in November 2014, participants collectively raised S$5985.46 through the marketing and sales campaign conducted post-trip, and contributed 2 collections Dive and Gingko 银杏 - (see below!) to Saught's permanent catalogue:

The total amount raised through the sale campaign on Haystakt went towards supporting the livelihoods of 7 of Saught's Cambodian artisans for 2 months - this includes salaries, housing allowances (to allow some of the artisans to move out of the slums into better housing), life skills training and more!

Stay tuned for more updates - we are still in the midst of assessing the impact of the June 2015 project!

SHOWCASE

VIDEO OF THE JOURNEY

As part of our Design for Good course this June, 12 budding designers from Methodist Girls' School worked with our community partner Saught in our 'Design for Good' course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to transform deactivated artillery shells into jewellery embodying hope, peace and dreams for the MGS community.