Karma calling: Get inspired, give back and make a difference at the Youth Corps Learning Festival from 26 – 27 July at *Scape & The Red Box
Our 9 to 5 jobs are great – they pay the bills, let us buy nice things and even take us places. But good karma points don’t add up in the office. If you’ve always wanted to find a sense of purpose or to give back and connect with the community, Youth Corps Learning Festival is just the place to be. Block your calendar for 26 and 27 July to sign up for fun and meaningful workshops and learning journeys.
There are plenty of empowering sessions to choose from at the Youth Corps Learning Festival held at *Scape and The Red Box. What do you need to bring along? Just an open mind! Almost all the workshops and learning journeys (except for Visit to Pulau Ubin, Reimagine Swap Party by Swapaholic and Get Patchy With Agy workshop) are free! Perfect for those who’ve always wanted to volunteer but feel that they lack the skillsets to do so, or are keen to learn and find a purpose that speaks to them. There are only limited seats available for each session so don’t forget to register.
Here’s why we’ll be at Youth Corps Learning Festival 2019 on 26 & 27 July
Eye-opening learning journeys
There’s more to Singapore than you think! On the agenda are unique experiences that are equal parts inspiring and insightful. The social enterprise, Migrant X Me will take you on a learning journey to uncover the challenges that migrant workers face. Then there’s a Visit to Pulau Ubin by the youth empowerment organisation, Majulah Community to show you the beauty of the island and the importance of preserving its heritage. And Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)’s WOW Kampung will be hosting an Earth Citizen session that explores sustainability and our connections to the earth.
Workshops that empower
Start signing up: DIY your way to your customised earpiece pouch or lanyard at the Eco Flash Craft workshop with LOOMs, a collective that empowers women’s livelihoods through art and sustainable practices. Or, hone your artistic side with an illustration class by the hearing-impaired artist, Isaac Liang, with Ignite! – Celebrating Capacity in Community.
Blessed with green fingers? Look forward to a composting workshop to try cultivating your own microgreens at Compost – Create – Cultivate.
Want to arm yourself with skills to spark social change? Then the workshops on Public Speaking For Social Change Agents and Introduction to Social Photography are for you.
Panel discussions to ponder
There’s way too much hate, negativity and fake news on the internet. On Saturday, attend an insightful panel discussion on How can the Digital Space be Used to Foster Social Inclusion? at *Scape Gallery. Explore the issue and uncover do-able solutions with The Hidden Good’s Wu Jiezhen, LinkedIn’s APAC Head of Social Impact (CSR) Hosea Lai, Give.Asia & Givola Labs’ Assem K Thakur and DateIdeas Singapore’s & Youth Corps Singapore Leader Ramie Tang.
A meaningful marketplace
At *Scape’s Ground Theatre and Band Stand you will come across over 20 unique pop-ups by nonprofits and social enterprises. Here you can take home some zero-waste products, experience an ageing simulation or sign up to volunteer with a social service organisation.
Also on the agenda is one epic Reimagine Swap Party by Swapaholic. Go all out with an incredible swap haul donated from influencers and sustainable brands like Haikini and Thread Theory. After all the swapping, stay and learn how to make a statement with repair patches and upgrade your old wardrobe with pro-level hacks.
Get the whole lowdown and sign up for workshops and learning journeys at Youth Corps Learning Festival.
Youth Corps Learning Festival, *Scape & The Red Box, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978, 26- 27 July 2019, 10am- 10pm
This post is in partnership with Youth Corps Singapore.