• 2014 Workshop Group
    2014 Workshop Group
  • Scientist For A Day
    Scientist For A Day
  • Basic Computer Class
    Basic Computer Class

Description:  A gardening programme to

  • Educate students in schools to be more environmentally conscious and increase their appreciation for nature
  • Provide practical and low cost plant information and cultivation techniques to students to create interest and enhance their skills in this area
  • Enable students to learn to cultivate and care for vegetables, fruits and plants and work in teams

Participants: interested school students, teachers in Singapore schools

Cost: initial S$300 materials and start-up costs sponsored by UWAS (through sponsor)

Venue: selected local schools

Group size: ±20 pupils and an appointed teacher in charge

Sessions: An average of three training sessions with a UWAS trainer at the start of the project.

Subsequent sessions to be arranged as and when required.

Age group: 12 – 15 years for students, any age for interested school staff

 

We need UWAS members to help fund and/or join UWAS as trainers & assistant trainers

Status Update,

New UWAS Project.

Pilot run is in progress at a local secondary school in Singapore since February 2017.  Results will be shared at AGM

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Description: An online Student Enrichment Platform that leverages on smart technologies to enable underprivileged students to acquire and improve their knowledge & skills in English & Mathematics

Participants: mainly underprivileged primary school age children

Cost: Minimal depending on venue / centre utilizing the programme  

Venue: Online Class size: No limit

Sessions: depending on the modules
Age group: 7-12 years of age

We need UWAS members to help fund and/or join UWAS as volunteers administrators & co-ordinators

 

Status Update,

New UWAS Project.

Pilot run was deployed at three primary school after-school care centres in Singapore.  Results will be shared at AGM 

Description: A public course on Basic Computer Skills & knowledge offered to Seniors in the community. UWAS’ objective is to enable seniors to learn computer skills on a 1 to 1 basis where one senior is paired with one volunteer assistant trainer.

Participants: Seniors in the Community

Cost: Minimal depending on venue rental  

Venue: ITE Central

Class size: ±30 participants

Sessions: 4 classes (either English or Mandarin) per module
Age group: Seniors and those with limited or no computer skills

We need UWAS members to help fund and/or join UWAS as trainers & assistant trainers

Status Update,

Due to popular demand, our IT circle trainers have already conducted another 3 rounds of 4 sessions each for senior participants this year.

Feedback received from ITE’s program coordinator: “ Participants were impressed that UWAS trainers provided personalised support and one-on-one coaching. They truly enjoyed the course and would like to thank all trainers & UWAS for offering not only great learning sessions to increase the IT knowledge of Seniors in a friendly, non-threatening environment.

Participants Trainers of our Basic Computer Class

Description: This course is suitable for seniors with basic computer skills. Course content focuses on skills required to set up & using Facebook safely.

Participants: Seniors in the community

Cost: Minimal depending on venue rental  

Venue: ITE Central

Current class size: ±30

Sessions: 3 classes (either English or Mandarin) per module
Age group: Seniors and those with limited or no computer skills

We need UWAS members to help fund and/or join UWAS as trainers & assistant trainers

Status Update,

This new course was created by UWAS IT circle in response to demand from participants who already possess basic computer skills.

Description of Programme: A specifically designed computer literacy class for soon to be released inmates that equips them with the necessary computer skills and knowledge to access and navigate specific government websites for easier integration to society upon release. Information on how to apply for a Singpass is included.

 

Participants: soon to be released inmates

Cost: Free to inmates

Venue: Changi Prison

Current class size: ±15 soon to be released inmates

Sessions: 2 Sessions per module 
Time: Saturday full day
Age group: varies

We need UWAS members to help fund and/or join UWAS as trainers & assistant trainers.

The course was specifically designed by UWAS IT circle to suit stringent prison requirements & was finally approved by Prisons on July 2015.

Conducted Quarterly at 2 sessions each time, the current class attendance averages about 15 to 20 inmates. Inmates receive almost 1:1 attention, as most of them are unfamiliar or out of touch with computers.

UWAS has received positive testimonials and encouraging feedback from inmates on this programme.

 

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