WISE Happenings | August 2019

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A roundup of what our team was up to in August!

Indonesia

There were many activities lined up for Rosa (centre) and her fellow alumni during the gathering.

Core Team member Rosa and her fellow alumni from UnionAID’s Indonesian Young Leaders Programme (INSPIRASI) gathered in Makassar and Bira in eastern Indonesia for three days to participate in discussions on timely issues, such as the role of civil society organisations in politics, as well as to share about the progress of their projects. Rosa was inspired by many discussions and gained valuable insight from her fellow alumni as well as her mentors from BaKTI and UnionAID.

Cambodia

The team of staff and volunteers in Cambodia came together from 23 to 26 August to regroup and decide on next steps for our activities in the country. Good news: We have committed to registering a domestic NGO and will be electing the NGO’s founding members within the next few months!

Sophorn first volunteered with WISE in Octobter 2017 as a facilitator in Phnom Village (Tbong Khmum, Cambodia).

In addition, we would like to welcome Sophorn, who has been an active volunteer with WISE and recently graduated from her Masters program in Bandung, Indonesia. Sophorn will be working full-time with WISE for a few months.

Singapore

Team BYO answer questions from the panel of judges during the Q&A segment of their presentation 📷 MJ Photography (3 Aug 2019)

We wrapped up the Behaviour Change Hackathon with Pitch Day on 3 August 2019, where teams presented their ideas to a panel of three judges involved in youth development, social entrepreneurship and community development respectively. Team LinkAges came in first place, while Maid for More was second. Read more on Facebook or Instagram.

A few weeks later, we conducted another behaviour change workshop. This time, it was 1.5-hours long and created specifically for participants of the National University of Singapore Public Health Challenge. We hope that the workshop was useful in helping the participants think more deeply about their chosen problem and proposed solution. Read more on Facebook or Instagram.

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