beyond the surface of economic development 

JOIN US ON the ground to learn about sustainable community development from different angles, and examine how the forces behind public, private and people sectors interplay to affect sustainable social change. Work hand in hand with a local non-profit organisation to support their work in a local village and explore the perspectives of different stakeholders, the tensions between progress and sustainability, and the impact of development on communities.

 

course highlights

de-mystifying development.

  • Through hands-on activities, learn about how culture, history and soft power can be leveraged for nation-building and development
  • Understand how state policies affect the welfare of citizens and communities via walking trails, talks, workshops, and discussions
  • Work alongside our NGO partners addressing community development through education, job creation, and service provision - find out why they strategically target these pillars and contribute your efforts to support their mission
  • Explore the role of tourism and globalisation in affecting how people at the bottom of the pyramid work, play, and live
  • Experience and appreciate the fullness of Cambodian culture and hospitality, while also learning about the country's complex history and visiting several national treasures
 

course fees

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

Fees typically include the following:

  • All accommodation & meals (socially responsible wherever possible)
  • Ground Transport (including airport transfers)
  • Entrance fees for attractions, workshops, and excursions
  • All course or project materials
  • Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators
  • Support and guidance for international travel; flights between Singapore and Thailand can be booked via Skillseed upon request

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)
  • Are passionate about social change and sustainable development!

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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.

 

SHOWCASE

Participants with the community

“The best thing I have ever experienced was to communicate with the local people in the village. Because I kind of felt there [was] no barrier during the communication although we need a translator.” 

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"I guess many of us have this same stereotype of community work - you get your hands dirty and you'll give, give, give and receive nothing."