Robotics, the Arts and Storytelling: Nurturing Future-Ready Learners
A 5-Day Camp for Youth
A Think x Rainbow Youth Wellbeing Champion Initiative
In a first-ever multidisciplinary collaboration between experts across diverse fields, we present this unique 5-Day Camp for Youth recommended for ages 10-15 - on Robotics, the Arts and Storytelling: Nurturing Future-Ready Learners.
This Think x Rainbow Youth Wellbeing Champion initiative is part of our audacious vision to make education relevant for the Fifth Industrial Revolution—one that is powered by AI, and where humans and AI will co-exist and collaborate side-by-side in the Future World of Work.
We are launching this first pilot—to nurture conscious creativity, critical thinking, learning by doing, heart-centered value-based decision-making, self-awareness and socio-emotional wellbeing—by combining robotics building, mindfulness, self-expression via the arts, entrepreneurship, plus the art of storytelling—to better prepare our kids to meet this New Future.
This 5-day camp is anchored in the narrative of a sensory-deprived group—the world of the blind. Participants are guided throughout by experienced educators, behavioural therapists, developmental psychologists and certified counsellors as well as successful entrepreneurs who are emotionally attuned to the participants’ needs so they are better able to connect with their creativity, overcome any emotional barriers, build confidence, and learn more effectively. They will also get to meet real people who are blind and learn from their challenges and get feedback on their ideas. The outcome will be real-world solutions to enhance the lives of the blind community using robotics, and a story around the fact that “we’re in this together”, and that no matter who we are or our personal circumstances, each of us possesses an innate superpower waiting to be uncovered and harnessed for good.
Throughout the 5 days there will be activities in mindfulness, self-awareness and emotional catharsis, which will deepen the participants’ learning journey and offer a deeper translation of these learnings as creative outcomes through robotics and storytelling. Get ready for an unforgettable experience along with a prototype to take home: a blind-friendly electronic gadget, and a compelling story to share.
“Education is about educating the mind - the whole mind - in young people.The whole mind comprises left brain + right brain + heart.
We begin by educating the heart - inculcating values & virtues.
Skills to master: compassion, courage, curiosity, commitment and calm - how to be good, empathetic human beings.
Teach kids the laws of harvest - we reap what we sow - and the laws of cause and consequences; teach them how to fish.
Teach them how to learn; make learning fun and joyful (as it should be).
Bringing Silicon Valley / the world into the classroom (create opportunities
for doing, experimentations, failures and learnings).
Teachers / parents are igniters of the sparks inside our kids.”
- Yen-Lu Chow, Program Director
A summary of his sharing with about 100 teachers and educators, on Establishing a Culture of Innovation in the Classroom - Nurturing Future-Ready Learners
Entrepreneur, Robotics Educator
Aditya is the co-founder of Whyte Labs, a young robotics education startup based in Singapore, trying to create a holistic learning experience for kids to:
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Pamela See is a Founding Partner at Think Kids and Think Psychological Services. She holds a Masters in Psychology (Educational & Developmental) and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She is a registered Psychologist with AHPRA – Psychology Board of Australia and Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), a member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and certified in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA).
Pamela has extensive experience working with children with Autism and other learning difficulties in Australia, Singapore and across Southeast Asia. She also works with children to help them cope with school stresses and who may have anxiety and/or depression, selective mutism, self-harming and obsessive behaviors. Pamela employs different therapeutic solutions depending on her client’s needs.
Educator of the Heart, Storytelling using the Arts
Yuanhui Chen is the Founder of Stories By Children. She nurtures children in their authentic and creative expressions through art and writing.
A former MOE HOD (Aesthetics Education) and language teacher, she believes every individual is born with a distinct and unique blueprint, color and timbre. To positively and fully live one’s life, is to be in touch with the inner voice within, and to follow its gentle nudging.
Professional Counsellor, Art as Therapy
Yee Ling is a professional counselor who works with both youths and adults from diverse backgrounds. She integrates cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution focused therapy as well as person-centered therapy in helping clients to recognise their strengths and empower them to overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, loss, trauma, eating disorder and relationship problems. She serves her clients from all backgrounds and cultures. Through mindful listening, supportive and empathic psychotherapeutic processes, developing suitable treatment plans for those suffering from psychological and emotional distress, she applies deep breathing and mindfulness techniques to empower clients in their emotional and personal growth journey while coping with their life challenges.
Award-winning Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Social Innovator, Philanthropist, Humanist
Yen-Lu is a former Apple Distinguished Technologist, award-winning entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor and advisor, social innovator, philanthropist and humanist. He is the co-founder and Executive Chairman, WholeTree Foundation / Over-The-Rainbow; Founding Executive Chairman, Asia Institute of Mentoring; Chairman, Singapore Creations ETC; Founding Partner, Fatfish MediaLab; Executive Mentor, YSI SEA; and founder of the Deep Human Movement.
In a fast-paced world where the only constant is change, he believes there is an urgent need for each of us to draw on our strengths and creative potential as human beings, to connect with our higher self and our deeper purpose to contribute towards humanity in a positive and impactful way. He enjoys building ecosystems and mobilizing the community to create positive social change. As an early pioneer in the application of AI, he also has a strong base in the tech space. With the launch of his family foundation and other social impact initiatives, Yen-Lu devotes his time serving both society and the nation in his various capacities.
Over-The-Rainbow (OTR) is the mental wellness initiative of the WholeTree Foundation, the not-for-profit family foundation of Yen-Lu & Yee Ling Chow founded in loving memory of their dear son and only child who ended his own life at the age of 26 after suffering for many years from manic depression.
Since launching in October 2012, OTR has been a pioneer and trailblazer in the space of youth mental wellness - innovating and pushing the mental health envelope with outreach events, community initiatives, media projects, mental wellness programs, workshops and festivals, volunteer training programs, peer support systems, online support platforms, mental wellness magazines, newsletters and social media campaigns. These initiatives and activities collectively have touched nearly a million lives through both online and offline touch-points, and transformed many others.
From an organization that pioneered mental wellness as a journey and championed prevention and preemption over clinical intervention with innovations such as Holistic Self-Care, Circle-of-Care, Guardian Angels, Wellness Space, Mental Wellness Festivals, Youth Matters, OTR Listens, Rainbow Connection magazines, Think x Rainbow, and a change inside-out approach to life and human wellbeing, innovation is a constant driving force for positive change.
What started from the ashes of a heart-shattering family tragedy has transformed into a thriving organization with a mission that turned into a movement to transform mental wellness for the 21st century.
Think Psychological Services is a private psychological and counseling practice founded in 2011. It provides a full range of psychological and counseling services for both adults and children.
Since its inception, the practice has grown to become one of the leading providers of private psychological and counseling services in Singapore. Our team of qualified professionals include clinical psychologists, child psychologists, educational & developmental psychologists, counselors and behavior therapists.
At Think Psychological Services, we take a holistic approach to empower individuals by helping them address their immediate concerns, building on their strengths and preparing them to overcome future challenges. We firmly believe that any patient at Think Psychological Services deserves nothing less than the best psychological and counseling services to improve their quality of life.