Am grateful for the opportunity to create the Creative Humanitarian Lab Prog and deliver the pilot in Oct 2015 for World Vision Singapore:)
Through 5 sessions, including one using off site e-learning, youths from the pilot programme were tasked to create a biz plan for economic development of a village, write a letter to encourage a sponsored child and learn about the World Vision child sponsorship model. The sessions require the youths to do their own research on the culture, food, language, history and geography. To understand the vital role of how the Savings group and Cooperative model work to help villagers learn skills and run small businesses, youths were tasked to create a simple business plan to either plan a farm or run a small business eg setting up a barber shop in Kirivong ADP (Area Development Programme, World Vision Singapore). I am encouraged by the range of presentations given at the end of each session as well as the reflections they wrote after the session. While many youths came not knowing what to expect, I guess I was the “biggest” winner of all…as by preparing and delivering the course, I have discovered and learnt much about the rich history and heritage of the Cambodians. The 4th session was one where the youths get to know one another better through the Yong Tau Foo Team. The final session was where they were tasked to talk about what does an influencer mean to them. Choosing from 10 social influencers, youths shared how they inspire the through a reflection piece done on google drive. Kudos to each and everyone of the pilot group who diligently tried their best during each session. As they set out to influence the world with the new knowledge they have gained, may they too experience the richness and abundance that life has to offer to them!