Subsequent to the retreat, four SEALNet community service projects were executed from July to August 2018. Each of these projects brought together 25 – 40 students to work on innovative solutions to urgent local problems. In total, these projects benefited more than 200 community members across four countries in Southeast Asia. The projects are:
Seeing people come from different places to make something happen, I was inspired and became motivated.
- SEALNet Project Indonesia 2018 / “Better Border, Better Future”, empowering youth in the border area of Indonesia – Malaysia to pursue higher education in Srinanti village, Nunukan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia Targeted at 5-6 graders and high school students, workshops were conducted on career goal setting, profession role play, and higher education preparation. Meanwhile, studentsgher educawere engaged and provided with information on government scholarship schemes.
- SEALNet Project Cambodia 2018 / “Less is More” a waste management project in Siem Reap, Cambodia — The project team collaborated with local partners to provide the beneficiaries with practical knowledge and training in waste management.
- SEALNet Project Philippines 2018 / “Mental Health Awareness” in Cebu, the Philippines — The project educated students on mental health and mental disorders through workshops, discussions with experts and site visits. It empowered the students to organise their own projects in their schools and communities to promote mental health in their neighbourhoods
- SEALNet Project Vietnam 2018 / “Social Emotional Learning – Mindfulness” in Hue, Vietnam — The project promoted Social Emotional Learning to improve the quality of living of young people in Vietnam. Interactive lessons and activities were designed and conducted in secondary schools and high schools in Hue.