About Campaignends 08 Jan 2019, 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. For corporate sponsors who would like to support the programme in more detail, contact [email protected]
About the Charity
Playeum is an independent charity organisation (IPC) that champions children through play, creativity and the arts. We advocate for children's voices and the development of crucial 21st century skills such as problem-solving, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and more, through the play and the arts.
We run the Children's Centre for Creativity, currently located at the serene settings of Gillman Barracks. The Centre is opened to ALL children regardless of socio-economic backgrounds and abilities. Children from marginalized backgrounds and as well as children with special needs come in for free under our Play-It-Forward fund (a sponsorship and donations fund).
Through our deep-impact programmes and outreach that enhance social-emotional learning and confidence building, we work closely with children under our community partners such as Family Service Centres (FSCs), Children's Home & Child Protection Services, and as well as children with special needs to ensure that all children have the space and time to play creatively.
Find out more about our work at https://www.playeum.com/.