A Different Kind of Tuition
A Different Kind of Tuition is a values-centric, workshop-based program for primary school children.
A playful spin on what kids are heavily subjected to - Tuition, we hope to offer them a different approach to learning the fundamental (and in our opinion, just as important) values and life skills that are not taught in our local education system.
We imbue the following values in our program:
- Growth Mindset
- Appreciation for what they already have
- Emotional balance
Through this program, we hope to build the next generation of Singapore into mentally strong and gracious people who will have these values and life skills to guide them through their growing years up until adulthood and beyond, as they deal with increasing distractions in school and life, that are heavily filled with mindless interactions in the digital world.
How it works:
A Different Kind of Tuition (ADKT) is held at various nursing homes around Singapore, with the participation of resident elderly folks. Each participating child is then paired up with an elderly folk in a buddy-system.
All of our ADKT workshops are conducted this way to match-make the needs of the elderly folks with the excellent learning opportunities such a context provides for children.
Throughout the workshop, children must communicate and assist the elderly folks they're assigned to, to complete tasks that are hands-on and tactile. While the children learn new skills and gain values, the elderly folks receive companionship and therapeutic tactility - This makes a beautiful partnership.
The Learning Themes currently available are:
(we endeavour to include more in 2018)
- Urban Farming & Gardening
- Cooking with Plants
- Botanical Art
This proprietary program is developed and facilitated by Super Farmers founder, Cynthea Lam, who believes this world needs happier kids who will have access to self-care skills and stoic value systems to deal with the sometimes insurmountable amounts of stress and peer pressure they face from school and friends, and more dangerously, the digital world they would grow up in.
The idea for A Different Kind of Tuition was sparked after the filming for Turn Back The Clock had ended, and a burning passion remained in Cynthea to continue helping the elderly folks who hardly get to see their families anymore.
"This world needs compassionate leaders who think with their hearts first."
Read more about Cynthea here.
We seek corporate or individual sponsorships to make this program available to more old folks' homes around Singapore. As this program is our way of giving back to the society we exist in, we have kept our A Different Kind of Tuition prices low, to cover our basic operational costs.
Your sponsorship will enable us to bring this program to touch the lives of more old folks.
Interested parties may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org