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Empower

Apply Learnings To Real Problems, Real People

Had enough of theory and textbooks? Want to have authentic experiences, stay relevant yet impact future generation and create actual changes that are not limited to Singapore? Empower is the programme for you. 

Empower seeks to expose budding social entrepreneurs and serves as a starting ground for design thinking enthusiasts to ace in problem-solving. Teaching others and sharing your skills, knowledge and experiences helps to retain and reinforce your own skills and knowledge. This enables you to not only help the wider community but also discover more about yourself in the process.  

Together with Bamboo Builders' Project Leads, we will expose and nurture rural youth to become confident leaders that in time to come, will initiate change in their community. Through a 10 day program, you will guide these youth through creating community projects of their own, make international friends, and explore local haunts!

Learning Outcomes

Show ASEAN countries' cultural and socio-economic landscapes

Understand and appreciate cultural sensitivities 

Understand effective engagement and strategies for sustainable economic development 

Learn Asset-based Community Development and Social Entrepreneurship methodologies

Our Mission

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Operation
Possible

Objective
Open mindsets, Equip soft skills

Design prototype solutions with rural youth.

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Operation
Build

Objective
Build entrepreneurial mindsets, Personal awareness

Build pillars for project sustainability then launch after. 

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Operation
Empower

Objective
Nurture seniors to mentor juniors

Seniors design prototype solutions with juniors.

Myanmar 

Vietnam

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Hoang Anh

Vietnam

"We are living in a world that is constantly changing, so it’s always good to prepare yourself for challenges because i used to be very
afraid of change. But now I am more flexible and able to adapt whatever situation that I am put in."

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Diana

Myanmar

"Before I joined the Bamboo Builders program, I am the person who, if I don’t like something then I will not try it and I don’t want to do it. After this program, I have learnt how to be flexible and if there’s something new, I will try to do it. Now I am starting my own start-up to create an impact to the world"

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Jie Ying

Singapore

"Before joining Bamboo Builders, I doubted my abilities to create change in the community. But now, I am already leading a project. There’s three takeaways from here, it’s knowledge, skills, and friendship. One reason to join Bamboo Builders is that you discover more about yourself and go beyond your limits."