social responsibility in building and making

a journey of self-discovery

have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a different culture and environment?

thinking of picking up new skills and learn about local craft and knowledge?

planning to take on new adventures and broaden your perspective about the world around you?

 

for individuals who are passionate to make a positive impact to the local communities

work together with the locals to build community infrastructures in this 7 days & 6 nights overseas programme.

 
 

programme

highlights and objectives 

exchange

work alongside local communities and discover challenges they face

experience

understand the life, culture and

traditions of locals

through homestay

explore

discover new environment, places and landscapes

programme

benefits

 

1

 

provide a service that directly benefits local communities.

 

2

 

step out of your comfort zone and discover new things about yourself.

 

explore new places while making a difference in the lives of the communities.

 

3

 

immerse yourself in the local way of life and understand their traditions and values.

 

4

 

learn new skills through hands-on activities.

 

5

 

 
 

destination

lombok, indonesia

 

sembalun 

community-owned facilities especially those intended for early childhood education are given relatively low priority in the budget of rural government.

 

early childhood development facilities are very limited in these rural areas as more emphasis is placed in building village infrastructures.

access to early childhood education in rural villages are important to ensure that children cognitive and learning abilities are developed early as this offers them increased access to social and economic opportunities.

 

the emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become.

 

therefore understanding the need to invest in young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.

 

itinerary

 

- lunch break @ 12pm

- construction site orientation

 

- dinner with host family @ 7pm

 

day

1

 

day

2

 

day

3 & 4

 

pm

 

- breakfast with host family

- village orientation

 

am

pm

eve

 

am

pm

     

eve

 

- breakfast with host family

- work begins at job site @ 8am

 

- lunch break @ 12pm

- work continues till 3pm

- farm / field tour / free and easy

 

- dinner with host family @ 7pm

- facilitate english / computer

  lessons for the local youths

 

airport transfer to village

 

day

5

 

day

6

 

day

7

 

- breakfast with host family

- work begins at job site @ 8am

  lessons for the local youths

 

am

 

 

pm

 

 

- lunch break @ 12pm

- prepare for trekking / camping

  trip @ nearby local hill

 

am

pm

 

eve

 

- descend after breakfast

- free and easy

 

- lunch break @ 12pm

- work at job site (clean up)

 

- dinner with host family @ 7pm

- facilitate english / computer

  lessons for the local youths

 

am

 

- breakfast with host family

- leave for Singapore

 

 

we are looking for individuals like you!

•  at least 18 years of age

•  medically fit to travel overseas

•  adaptable to different environments      and sensitive to different cultures

•  self-driven and willing to serve

    the local community

•  friendly, able to work with

    fellow volunteers and local                       community members

 

volunteers must be:

students in institutions of higher learning who are pursuing courses in the design and build environment

individuals who are working in the architecture, building and construction industries

students

adults

everyone

individuals who are interested

to pick up new skills and

keen to work alongside

local communities

 
 

fees and procedure

participation fee:

what is not included:

•   airfare 

•   travel insurance

•   immunisation

what is included:

•   local transport

•   accommodation

•   meals

•   activities (camping, etc.)

•   building and material costs

7 days & 6 nights for approximately

S$1,070 / pax inclusive of 7% gst 

registration:

a link will be provided together with an online application and indemnity form. volunteers under the age of 21 will need to submit parents' consent form.

confirmation:

volunteers will be notified if they are selected. payment to be made upon confirmation 5 weeks before departure date.

briefing:

there will be a pre-trip briefing 3 weeks before departure date. attendance is compulsory to better prepare and understand the project before the actual trip.

volunteers will have to arrive at the destination’s airport within the time-frame given. our local representative will be there to arrange transport to the village.

arrival:

procedure

what is included:

•   local transport

•   accommodation

•   meals

•   activities (camping, etc.)

•   building and material costs

what is not included:

•   airfare 

•   travel insurance

•   immunisation

registration:

a link will be provided together with an online application and indemnity form. volunteers under the age of 21 will need to submit parents' consent form.

confirmation:

volunteers will be notified if they are selected. payment to be made upon confirmation 5 weeks before departure date.

briefing:

there will be a pre-trip briefing 3 weeks before departure date. attendance is compulsory to better prepare and understand the project before the actual trip.

volunteers will have to arrive at the destination’s airport within the time-frame given. our local representative will be there to arrange transport to the village.

arrival:

 

timeline

30

april

closing date

for registration

1

april

opening date for registration

15

may

closing date

for full payment

22

may

pre-trip briefing,

purchase of flight tickets

12

june

day of departure

8

may

notification to selected applicants

important notes

cancellation policy:

cancellations/withdrawals must be made

in writing and will be charged as follows: 

more than 3 weeks prior to

trip commencement:

50% of participation fee will be charged

for any withdrawal

less than 3 weeks prior to

trip commencement:

100% of participation fee will be charged

for any withdrawal

replacement policy:

no replacement is allowed

SkillsFuture Credit:

we are seeking SSG's approval for this programme to be payable by SkillsFuture Credit.