With the kind support of our Venue Partner 

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For ambitious young leaders - an experience like no other.

Skillseed & Geylang Adventures seek intrepid youth aged 18-35 to join the inaugural Adventurous Fellowship:

Gain in-depth knowledge of Singapore's prevailing social and environmental needs via experiential journeys framed by the tri-sectoral model, designed to inspire and empower you to catalyse the next wave of social change.  Fellows will get to meet and engage with dynamic change agents and thought leaders hailing from the government, private sector and civil society so as to truly appreciate and understand the complexity and inter-connectedness of social and environmental issues.

Explore the themes of Inequality, Integration and the Environment  to uncover the social impact landscape and complex mechanisms behind social change.

Selected fellows will be expected to attend Basecamp (26th May), one 2 Day 1 Night Camp (centered around one of the chosen themes above), and a Fellowship Summit (30th June), where fellows will convene to present their Theory of Change (a methodology Fellows will be equipped with during the Camp) to peers and key stakeholders, and engage in meaningful conversations on social change. The Fellowship culminates in an optional 6-day study trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand (December 2018, dates TBC), to parallel these selected issues in a different socio-economic and cultural context.

 

choose your own adventure.

ENVIRONMENT
2-3 June

INEQUALITY
9-10 June

INTEGRATION
16-17 June

 

FELLOWSHIP FRAMEWORK

MACRO MODEL: THE TRI-SECTOR PARTNERSHIP

 

GOVERNMENT

 

BUSINESS

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CIVIL SOCIETY

In schools or corporations, our fixation on developing solutions has led to the undervaluation of the importance of understanding problems and appreciating their complexity. 

This has lead to solutions that with short-lived effectiveness or that are counter-productive to change on a deeper level. Through a blend of immersive conversations and experiential trails with multi-sectoral stakeholders in Singapore, Fellows will analyze 3 core themes through the critical lens of the tri-sector framework.

The emphasis is a careful consideration of multi-sectoral perspectives and a thorough understanding of issues on the ground, hence inspiring collaborative and lasting solutions.

 

THE FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE

Aside from the camp they have chosen to attend, the Fellowship experience includes the Base Camp and the Summit Of Minds for Fellows from all 3 camps.

 

BASE CAMP
26 May

PRE-CAMP EQUIPPING

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A pre-camp session provides Fellows context on the selected social issues and equips them with the Theory of Change, a systems approach towards problem solving. Fellows will develop and sustain new perspectives and appreciate deeper learning and growth for greater awareness and impact. The camp logistics briefing and orientation will also take place at the same session.

the summit
30 june

THE SUMMIT OF MINDS

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Fellows will gather to share each cohort's Theory of Change. The Summit also enables Fellows across the 3 camps to interact, network and learn about the other social issues, providing the foundation for a community of change-makers.

 
 

optional
overseas camp

(december 2018, exact dates tbc)

PARALLEL CONTEXT IN CHIANG MAI

A comparative learning journey examining the same issues in a different socio-cultural context, that will broaden perspectives, spark more critical inquiry and inspire creative solutioning.

 
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meet your facilitators 

 
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CAI YINZHOU
Founder, Geylang Adventures

Yinzhou uses storytelling to unpack social issues and change perspectives. Alongside a range of social initiatives serving vulnerable groups, including the elderly, poor and migrant workers, he is guided by a vision to bridge gaps between communities and formal structures, while galvanizing volunteers in initiatives to make giving back a lifestyle. He is currently enrolled in the SMU Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration (MTSC) programme and is the recipient of the Singapore Youth Award 2017.

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PHUA HUIJIA
Founder, Skillseed

Huijia holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University where she founded an award-winning environmentally and socially conscious student-run cafe, which has been running for almost a decade. With over 10 years of experience in youth development in Singapore, China and the US, Huijia leads the charge in helping youth to discover purpose and become change-catalysts through experiential learning courses.

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WILSON CHAN
Director, Skillseed

Wilson is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and the post-graduate scholarship from the National Parks Board; he holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University. He has been shaped by the humbling and enriching experience of mentoring young students, as well as befriending and caring for vulnerable elderly.

 
 
 

fellowship fees

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Fees include:

+Pre-camp equipping, post-camp summit,
engagements with speakers, facilitation fees, workshop fees,
course materials, transport during the camp
+ 3 meals/ day
+ Twin-sharing accommodation
+ Transport during the camp
+ Engagements with speakers and facilitation fees
+ 24/7 first-aid trained and experienced facilitators

Fees exclude:
+ Single room supplement
+ Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, medical fees
+ Damages caused by participants

[ FINANCIAL AID IS NOW AVAILABLE ]

TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID,
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 18 MAY 2018
OR WHEN ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED UP.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so we encourage all potential Fellows to apply as soon as possible.

 

*AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL AID
 

In view of the many enquiries we have received from interested participants about the camp fees, we are happy to update that we are now able to award financial aid to eligible applicants, in addition to the existing subsidized fees.

Currently, with support from the National Youth Fund, the existing camp fee for all three Camps is $411, as shown below.

1. Environment Camp | 2-3 June | Actual cost: $825 | Subsidised cost: $411

2. Inequality Camp | 9-10 June | Actual cost: $690 | Subsidised cost: $411

3. Integration Camp | 16-17 June | Actual cost: $660 | Subsidised cost: $411

Thanks to other generous sponsors who have come onboard, successful applicants may now receive financial aid awards, to be assessed on a case by case basis. This brings the camp fees to:

1. Camp fees after financial aid award, for working adults: $296
(25 awards available, a 30% reduction from the existing subsidized camp fee)

2. Camp fees after financial aid award, for students*: $150
(14 awards available, a 64% reduction from the existing subsidized camp fee)

With the financial aid awards, we hope to further open up this opportunity to all who are keen to be part of this inaugural Fellowship. On our part, we are proud to share this robust and radical programme with the wider community and thus, would like to make this camp as accessible and available to as many participants as possible.

Applicants who would like to apply for the financial aid awards may do so by referring to the Financial Aid Application Process Section for further details. All applicants will then receive an email notifying them of their application outcome.

*For current students who require financial aid, please apply and send scanned proof of student pass and institution you are enrolled in to receive a special subsidized price of $150.

 

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Financial Aid Application Process

1. Please indicate in your The Adventurous Fellowship registration form for that you require financial aid.

2. Please include in your application form a 300-word essay on why you require financial aid, and how this Fellowship experience will further your personal and professional endeavours.

3. Scan and email your valid student pass, if applicable, as proof

 

Terms & Conditions

1. Participants who are successful in their financial aid application must commit to all dates of the Fellowship, including the Pre-Camp and Post-Camp Summit.

2. Participants who receive financial aid must consent to having their name and photo being shared publicly on our website and/ or with our sponsor, as a form of acknowledgement for the generosity of our sponsors.

3. Should the essay be insufficient for us to determine financial aid eligibility, the Organisers may follow up with a Skype call to review the application.

4. Withdrawal from Programme: Should a Participant who has received financial aid withdraw from the Fellowship without a good reason or on non-valid grounds as determined by the Organisers, the amount paid by the Participant is subjected to complete forfeiture and will be non-refundable.

 

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