The hidden sides of a city
This new course based locally in Singapore seeks to challenge participants on their perspective of communities and discover the hidden issues beneath the facade of a picture-perfect city. Meet passionate changemakers and engage in meaningful sessions to take the first steps towards social change!
This course runs from MARCH to AUGUST, in NOVEMBER and DECEMBER.
The course is designed to challenge participants to rethink their personal assumptions of the physical and social environment around them. Through a series of hands-on workshop sessions and local community trails, participants will learn how to recognize and understand social problems that plague cities, make parallels to their own community and brainstorm innovative solutions!
Why are portions of communities hidden in developed cities? What are the everyday issues they face? Leveraging on concepts of Design-Thinking and Theory of Change participants are challenged to think critically about the hidden issues in a community and be empowered to develop projects to address these problems. As part of the Skillseed Challenge, participants may expect to use their knowledge from the course to draw parallels and make comparisons to their own communities. Participants may expect to present their ideas in the form of presentations and photographic journeys, thereby laying the foundation for potential projects to engage their own communities!
INFORMATION ON COURSE FEES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTNER SCHOOLS.
Fees typically include the following:
- Accommodation & meals (we pick socially/ environmentally responsible choices!)
- Transport (including flights and airport transfers for overseas participants)
- Entrance fees for attractions
- Course materials
- Insurance cover
- Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators
- Contribution to local communities
Your investment in our courses also enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering the local community 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.
THIS COURSE IS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN Social Issues AND social ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Participants should be at least 15 years of age, healthy, and able to speak and converse fluently in English.
They cannot have any peanut or seafood (especially fish sauce) allergies or strict vegan diet requirements.
They should not require any prescription medicine that requires constant refrigeration.
THOUGHTS of Discovery
“I have always wanted to be a sociologist and this course corresponded to my interest. Throughout the course, we went to different public places to explore social issues. I understood more about the hidden issues in Singaporean communities, in areas like Geylang, which tourists or even local people ignore. The workshops in the course also gave me a better understanding about issues around water and persons’ with disabilities. I comprehended the importance of solving such issues through my personal experience. The design thinking course was helpful as well. My perspective about Singapore has definitely been renewed after this experience.”
- Zhang XiQing