through engaging in active service to the community where the service
provider is the learner and the service recipient is the teacher.
This POWERFUL PRINCIPLE OF RECIPROCITY & CONSULTATION between
service provider and recipient is the cornerstone of Service Learning
(SL). The projects may take place in Singapore or overseas. They
have themes that range from environmental, public health, education
or information technology. Ithaca’s SL programmes have tangible,
achievable, practical service outcomes that benefit the partner
community. They also have achieve deep and powerful learning outcomes
to the service providers – the participants. SL is an excellent
platform to explore and understand complex inter-connected social
issues related to wealth distribution, power relations and governance
process takes the students through :
the Needs/Assets Analysis
Exploring the the
relevant theories and issues
and Implementation of Service
Continual and Contextual
reflection to come to a deeper grasp of the theories and issues
facing the community
conclusion to `anchor’ the learning and ensure its relevance
in other spheres in the students’ lives
has established a wide network of partners in Singapore (Community,
Grassroots, Volunteer Welfare and other Civic Organisations) and
overseas (Government and Non-Government Organisations in South-East
Asia, Bhutan, China and India) that are keen to engage in SL programmes.
SL programmes range from 3 – 24 weeks and offers and wide
range of projects for youth, families and corporate organizations.
Ithaca also offers SL Facilitator Training programmes.