About Campaignends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
With these intervention programmes tailored to children from at-risk backgrounds, Playeum looks to break the cycles that hold them back by striving for long term impact and inspiring children to take charge of their own circumstances and be able to meet their fullest potential. Through open-ended play, children become masters of their own worlds, where creating, exploring, conquering fears, negotiating, making decisions and resolving conflicts become second nature.
The programme includes learning to code, applying coding on Sphero robots, and using morse code and spin art kids to explore connections. One of the participants, Aniq said, "I get bored in school because all the teachers try to make us become more interested in the topic by talking, but if the teaching method could be more like this, we will be keen to learn". When asked what else he learned at this week at the workshop, he shared, "I learned to help other people that are in need."
Support Playeum's high touch STEAM programmes this Giving Week. For corporate sponsors who would like to support the programme in more detail, contact [email protected]
About the Charity
Playeum is a non-profit independent organisation that champions children through play and creativity, and is also an advocate and promoter of the voice and rights of children. They see children as authentic culture citizens. Through direct participation and collaborations with artists and art groups, they offer all children equal opportunities to create, express and ignite their imagination while using play to enhance social emotional learning and confidence building. They run Asia's first Children's Centre for Creativity currently located at the serene settings of Gillman Barracks. The Centre is opened to ALL children, where they can play freely everyday 6 days a week. For those where fees are a consideration, they have the Play-It-Forward fun where donors pay it forward. Playeum works closely with community partners such as Family Service Centres (FSCs), Children's Home & Child Protection Services to ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds have the space and time to play creatively, through the support of the Play-It-Forward programme. Playeum also does social impact work with children from challenging backgrounds through high touch programmes and workshops that use play to enhance social emotional learning and confidence building. For corporates who would like to sponsor these programmes, contact us directly at [email protected]