Learning Neighbourhood at Geylang Serai
We know Geylang Serai for being home to Singapore’s biggest bazaar whenever Ramadan rolls around. This November, however, Geylang Serai will be transforming into a Learning Neighbourhood to give anyone keen on picking up a new skill the chance to do so!
From 11th – 16th November 2019, Learning Neighbourhood @ Geylang Serai is bringing you a heap of exciting hands-on activities and games that will equip you with a bunch of new skill sets from coding and leather making to understanding financial jargon and management.
Learning week workshops – leather purse making and floral jamming
Image credit: @epoch_flowerstudio
To kickstart the long week of learning, challenge yourself with some lifestyle craft workshops. One activity that’s sure to pique anyone’s interests: floral jamming. Happening during Learning Week from 11th – 15th November 2019, the floral jamming workshop by Raffles Int’l Floristry Academy will allow participants to exercise their green thumbs to create their own floral display using flowers and foliage.
Image credit: Raffles Int’l Floristry Academy – Rifa
No more heading down to floral shops to get ready-made ones – you can now make your own floral masterpieces.
Image credit: @luke.macrae
But if florals aren’t your go-to aesthetic and you prefer some sleek leather instead, there will also be a leathercraft class for you to be your own artisan. Learn the art of leather making during this same week and stitch your own leather purse to bring home.
These workshops and other activities will be conducted conveniently around Geylang Serai at the Community Club, Residents’ Committees and Neighbourhood Committees around Geylang Serai so there’s no need to travel far to hone a new skill and options are plenty.
Secure your slot now here.
Learning Week @ Community Club, Residents’ Committees & Neighbourhood Committees
Date: 11th – 15th November 2019
Venue: Community Club, Residents’ Committees and Neighbourhood Committees around Geylang Serai
Learn Over Lunch – Update your skills with talks by SingPost and Great Eastern Singapore
Get behind the scenes of the industry with SingPost, Great Eastern Singapore, and csuites at Learn Over Lunch from 11th – 15th November 2019. Held at their respective offices in Paya Lebar Quarter, this series of talks and workshops will equip the common man with the necessary skills and mindset to stay relevant in an ever-changing landscape.
Learn about personal finance through a board game
The Praxis Board Game – a personal finance board game
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If these keywords put you off, know that you’ll be breaking down the big boy words through a lighthearted board game during the Learning Financial Literacy workshop. Instead of sitting in for a conventional lecture, you’ll be making your own financial decisions to secure yourself a better future in the game.
Praxis Board Game – Learning Financial Literacy
Date: 11th November 2019
Venue: Paya Lebar Quarter 3, Level 13, Great Eastern PLQ Office
Develop your critical thinking skills
In the STOP! Think Again talk hosted at csuites, you’ll learn how to actively think out of the box to make informed and reasoned decisions and navigate everyday problems creatively.
STOP! Think Again
Date: 12th November 2019
Venue: Paya Lebar Quarter 3
Learn how to deal with office drama
If you’ve ever wondered how big enterprises deal with their layers of employees, Singpost will be leading the Diffusing & Resolving Workplace Tensions & Conflicts talk where they share their know-how on how to manage workplace politics. Learn how to step up and take charge in responding to challenging situations.
Diffusing & Resolving Workplace Tensions & Conflicts
Date: 13th November 2019
Venue: Singpost Centre, Level 7, Sentosa Room
Find out the secrets of Lazada’s success
Gain insider info on how you can introduce the next breakthrough platform much like Lazada’s at their Sneak Preview into Lazada Platform: How You Can Succeed talk. Topics they will cover include understanding their marketplace model, the basics of their seller centre and how they manage shipping offerings.
Sneak Preview into Lazada Platform: How You Can Succeed
Date: 15th November 2019
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, Level 1, Training Room 1-1
Other talks running throughout the week include:
- Transforming and Empowering PMETS With Meaningful And Sustainable Employment
- Cybersecurity Essentials
The former is catered especially for retrenched or unemployed PMETS looking for a second chance at their job while the latter equips one with relevant skills and principles to combat cyber threats in this rapidly-changing digital terrain.
Pick up a new skill at Learning Café
If you’ve always wanted to pick up a new skill but you don’t know where you can do so, a good place to delve into your interests is the Learning Café at Paya Lebar Quarter Open Plaza on the 14th and 15th November 2019. This is basically a 2-day event where you can get in touch with training providers and expert speakers for some industry secrets and bite-sized learning.
Explore the booths to give yourself a headstart in your lifelong learning journey. You’ll be surprised to find yourself being able to pick up a new skill in just 5 minutes. After which, reward yourself with a free cup of ice cream!
Date: 14th-15th November 2019
Venue: Paya Lebar Quarter Open Plaza
Immerse in experiential activities at the Finale
In classic save-the-best-for-last fashion, the Learning Neighbourhood will conclude with a Finale event at the Lifelong Learning Institute itself. From 10AM-6PM on the 16th November 2019, jump into the digital world of augmented reality, coding and robotics.
It’s not just first-hand experience of this digital fantasy that you’ll be getting but also the chance to attend professional development workshops to truly pixelate yourself.
Other workshops that’ll make you feel like a true techie includes a digital clinic to optimise your smartphone functions in a one-on-one session and a grooming class to nail your profesh look.
Search for clues and solve a series of puzzles to escape the room
On to the more lighthearted activities available on the same day, there will also be an escape room with prizes to be won and a makers’ corner where you get to put what you’ve learnt to test – designing creative prototypes with coding and robotics. In fact, there are over 50 experiential activities to try your hand at!
Date: 16th November 2019
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601
Lifelong learning for the Geylang Serai community
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No matter our age, there’s always something new to learn every day. Over at the Learning Neighbourhood @ Geylang Serai, you’ll get to do exactly that. From interest-based activities like floral jamming to facing the digital onset, Learning Neighbourhood @ Geylang Serai will run from 11th – 16th November 2019.
Pursue your interests, sharpen your skills and meet the rest of Geylang Serai’s community at this learning trail. It’s free and the activities available are plenty and diverse to fit any age group.
This post was brought to you by the Lifelong Learning Institute.