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On 31 July, participants from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Global Education came together for a meaningful afternoon of teambuilding activities with a special element of community service in it.

The programme was done in collaboration between SIM and the chosen beneficiaries – Viriya Family Service Center and Whispering Hearts Family Service Center; both charitable organizations which provide community and social services to low-income families in Singapore. There were a total of 65 children and youths of different ages, races and gender who turned up at the programme.

Prior to the arrival of the children and youths, the participants from SIM were split into teams and tasked to design and create welcome gifts for the children. The teams showcased their creativity and craftsmanship by making DIY stationary cases as well as building nanoblock figurines, which were presented to the children and youths upon their arrival, instantly brightening their faces.

The participants then accompanied the children through The S.E.A Aquarium Challenge! where they were given a colourful race booklet,  and tasked to search for the answers within the Aquarium. During the race, the participants were able to interact closely with the children, and at the same time, the children were able to enjoy the interaction with the marine animals in the Aquarium, an experience that may not come by easily.

At the end of the programme, the efforts and hard work were all worth it with the sight of the wide smiles on the children’s faces and the knowledge that they have truly enjoyed the whole session.


Everything was done so well that I’m sure we will engage FOCUS again in the future
– Tiurma

Thank you for supporting us and making the programme a memorable experience for our colleagues and the children. Our colleagues shared that the programme was very meaningful and they really enjoyed it.

Like what I have told you, our team is very impressed with your Facilitators and they have done a great job in keeping our staff engaged! Do pass our compliments to them. Last but not least, thank you for being so prompt and responsive to our requests. Really a joy to work with you 
– Angela Phua

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Singapore

Each team will be tasked to build a robot together. After which they will be going through the learning session on manual controls and how to control them. This will allow their robots to be unique as compared to the rest. Their final objective will be to pit the robot that they built against man-made obstacles such as to carry items and moving from point A to point B or to going through a maze or to dance! The possibilities is endless! They will then customise a message for the children using the robots built and have it delivered to the beneficiaries.


Learning Objectives


  • To understand that it is not always the results that matter but also the process
  • Engage participant’s imagination and problem solving skills
  • Increase confidence and commitment levels
    Allows greater meaning to giving and helping those in need
  • To tap on each other’s strengths and weaknesses

If you are looking for an exciting challenge with a meaningful element, The Supermarket Race Challenge! will be the program for you! Teams will get to earn cash by attempting a series of challenges along the race, in a bid to earn enough money to purchase essential items for the selected beneficiary. Given a limited time and facing multiple challenges, teams will have to plan carefully and make strategic decisions to optimize their resources, and purchase as many items as possible for a good cause.