Date: 27 July 2019 
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm 
Address: *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978

Hours: 1 hr

Youth Corps Learning Festival serves as a platform for youths (15 – 35 years old) to develop into volunteers with the heart, knowledge and skills, and be catalysts of positive social impact and agents of change. Through the fun yet meaningful activities happening, youths will be inspired to serve, gain insights and be equipped to create more impactful change in the community. Youths can look forward to hands-on workshops, an insightful panel session, exclusive learning journeys and bustling marketplace.

Extract from Youth Corps

Marketplace

Marketplace at The Ground Theatre

There were more than 20 organisations that took part in this exhibition. U 3rd Age partnered with Camp Hiro to raise awareness for their ongoing initiatives. Camp Hiro is a youth-based social enterprise that empowers individuals to take ownership and action in addressing community needs in Singapore — mainly situations that deals with ageing.

Ageing Simulation

Camp Hiro and U 3rd Age Booth
Photo Credits: U 3rd Age
Ageing simulation kit

I got to experience part of the ageing simulation that Camp Hiro does for their programme. Their kit was made up of gloves with duct tape (lower dexterity), wrist weights (lesser strength), scratched googles (blurred vision), earmuffs (muffled hearing), and a vest with weights (bent back). Participants were wear the kit and perform some simple everyday tasks e.g. writing, walking, listening. This helps participants to understand the older generation better and emphatise with them.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the event was quite effective in presenting the various community organisations and their causes. However, there seemed to be a lack of participants at the event. Perhaps, it was due to insufficient marketing or that the venue chosen wasn’t convenient.

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