Teach SG seeks to empower and equip NUS students who want to make a difference in the lives of these disadvantaged children and youth.
You will have access to training workshops, end-to-end volunteer support and funding throughout this initiative to enable you to do more.
All students may apply to this initiative:
- Existing student groups conducting academic coaching or mentoring outreach projects;
- Student groups looking for new community outreach projects;
- Individuals looking to volunteer
Join us in this meaningful initiative and together, we can make a difference in these young lives.
1. TRAINING WORKSHOPS
As part of your development as a volunteer, Teach SG seeks to provide training workshops that will enable you to better engage and mentor these disadvantaged children and youth.
Some of these skillsets include:
- Coaching and Mentoring skills
- Rapport and Trust Building
- Understanding the mindsets and behaviour of children and youth
Google Interland Curriculum
Teach Singapore has partnered with Google to have our student volunteers bring the Interland curriculum to disadvantaged children and youths. Google worked with the Media Literacy Council to encourage primary school students to use internet safely, through a free game called Interland, as part of the ’Be Internet Awesome’ curriculum, in 2020.
A volunteer toolkit is also available for your download. The toolkit comprises Volunteer Dos and Don'ts, Activity Resource, and Surveys for mentees.
2. FUNDING DETAILS
Successful student projects will receive a grant of up to $3,000 each.
Transport cost to location where sessions are conducted.
Direct cash donations or gifts to beneficiaries and/or community partners.
Stationeries including photocopying of materials necessary for the conduct of the sessions.
Purchase of stationeries such as pencil, ruler etc. for beneficiaries. Exception is given if stationeries are used as prizes during bonding sessions.
Materials & logistics needed for bonding session (e.g. Entry tickets to places of interest, chartering of buses etc.)
Any items for private and personal consumption. Exception is given for refreshments if activity is held over meal times.
Items, goods or services where approved individual or team members have a direct stake or interest in.
*Only items that are essential to the project will qualify for funding. OSA reserves the right to reject expenditures as deemed fit. Applicants are encouraged to seek clarification prior to spending, if uncertain.
Funding is based on:
1. Approved budget submitted at the start of the project, and
2. Statement of accounts submitted before end-term disbursement.
Teach SG is open to all NUS students currently involved or interested in academic coaching and mentoring projects to children or youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.
New or Existing Student Groups:
- All applicants including members of project team must be full time NUS students with at least one semester left before graduation.
- Minimum of five members per team.
- Projects or contact time with beneficiaries should span a minimum of 10 weeks with at least one session (approx. 1.5 hours) per week.
- All beneficiaries must be from low-income families and can range from Primary to Secondary schooling levels.
- Applicant must be a full time NUS student with at least one semester left before graduation
- Applicant should be able to commit to an engagement period of at least 10 weeks (approx. 1.5 hours) per week.
Students with records of serious disciplinary offence may not be eligible to participate in Teach SG.
4. EVALUATION CRITERIA
All projects will be evaluated by a panel as accorded to points in the following areas:
- Impact to community
- Impact to self
5. PROJECT OUTCOMES
The intended project outcomes include:
- Increase access to programmes by children and youth
- Increase sense of self-confidence and broaden world view of children and youth
- Enhance NUS student volunteers’ abilities
6.1 APPLICATION PROCESS (FOR INDIVIDUALS)
Application is closed.
STEPS TO APPLY:
1. Login in to NUSync
with your NUSNET ID.
2. Click on ‘Office of Student Affairs
’, then “View More Events
” to view a list of Teach SG events.
3. Click on the respective "event" to view details of the mentoring project.
4. Sign up for the project that you are interested in by following the instructions in the event description:
4.1 Fill in the application form. You will be brought to another website upon clicking the link.
4.2 Return to the "event" page to complete your RSVP for the specific project of your choice.
Or watch this video to learn how to apply: