CISV STEP UP Programme (15th June 2018 to 7th July 2018)

CISV Singapore had just finished out first round of summer camps and our first ever Singapore STEP UP programme. CISV STEP UP programmes is one of CISV’s flagship programme and this year it was held from 15th June 2018 till 7th July 2018 with a total of 9 delegations from Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, Mexico, USA, Portugal and Singapore and a total of 35 youths, 9 youth leaders and 5 staff, we have completed the camp successfully.

Activities are conducted by the participating youths~

So, what is STEP UP about?

CISV’s STEP UP programme encourages young people to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV’s peace education to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection.

STEP UP delegations come from nine countries and are comprised of four young people, 2 girls and 2 boys, who are accompanied by an adult leader. The camp is coordinated by adult staff. Here are some photos!

Group photos are compulsory!

Not forgetting the leaders and the staff who requires a day off!

We encourage youths to challenge the norms as part of their learning process and share what they learn, hence, interactive presentations were also integral to the programme.

Participants present their ideas to one another

Step Up participants trying out an activity

Looking at the actual product of their effort and team work!

They also spend much of their time understanding and discussing with one another.

Sharing about their country and what they love doing!

A simple presentation about what they country is about~

Our youths helping out at a local voluntary welfare organisation and learning from the experience.