In 2020, Splash Projects turned 20 years old, and with enormous pride we recall that our journey started in APAC.
The very first Splash Project took place in Tokyo during their worst snow storm for a decade. The project was a team building / CSR exercise for staff from The Royal Bank of Scotland, who came from 6 different countries across the APAC region. RBS really went out on a limb commissioning the project. At that time combining team building with CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) was very innovative and we believe that this Splash Project was the first of its kind in Japan. Even the Nikkei covered it.
Since then, Splash has carried out many ambitious projects for leading brands, including in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Every project we undertake has its own targets and learning objectives, which are set by the client. For example, employee engagement, removing unconscious bias, experience VUCA, break down “silo” behaviour, take participants out of their comfort zone, etc. However, central to every project is the idea that a charity or community must benefit and that participants must take the initiative to make it happen.
On our projects, participants gain key skills (such as communication, planning skills, project management, and basic construction) whilst improving their self-confidence and personal effectiveness. Under the watchful eye of highly-skilled Splash project managers and facilitators, participants deliver excellent life-changing products; life-changing for the charity and life-changing for the participants too.
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APAC PROJECTS IN PICTURES, FILM & MEDIA
Here we have selected some of our favourite APAC projects from the last five years to give you a flavour of the diversity of projects we do.
INSEAD Singapore – January 2020
210 MBA students built an outdoor leisure and learning space at the Centre for Domestic Employees – a women’s refuge in Singapore – providing shelter for vulnerable foreign domestic workers. The build design was inspired by the UN’s SDG Goal 5 – Empowering Women and Girls). The women now use the area daily to learn essential life skills e.g. growing vegetables to promote healthy eating, CV writing, interview techniques and basic English & maths.
To find out more, visit the article MBA Students Learn Tough Lessons about Leadership. Or watch a short video about this incredible project:
Avolon, Hong Kong – May 2019
Thirty participants from aircraft leasing company Avolon Hong Kong built a secret garden area for the Salvation Army Hoi Tai Residence. This project gave the charity’s senior dementia patients a place to enjoy gardening activities, planting organic vegetables and have various spaces to relax.
This is the Salvation Army’s article about the project: Building outdoor garden residence for senior citizens.
Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai – April 2019
As part of a management training course and CSR exercise, 22 members of staff from Indian multinational conglomerate Aditya Birla created an outdoor mobile games and seating area for the 100 underprivileged young girls (aged 7-18) at the Salvation Army children’s home in Mumbai.
INSEAD, Singapore – January 2019
210 MBA students delivered a fantasy-themed bike track to develop coordination and strength in the children at Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) – a charity set up to provide equal opportunities for children with intellectual difficulties to receive education and later be integrated as contributing and responsible citizens of Singapore.
Visit the article Fantasy Themed Bike Track Completed in Singapore. (There’s a film link within the article.)
Chinese University of Hong Kong – August 2018
MBA students from the CUHK Business School delivered a project that included a train and train station shelter, benefiting 500 children from Centaline Charity Fund School, Hong Kong – a primary school run by the Salvation Army.
To find out more on this wonderful project, read 30 Hour Splash Project Benefits 500 Children for Many Years to Come. Or visit the CUHK article MBA Students Kickoff Their Learning Journey with Real-life Community Project.
Watch a short film about this incredible project:
Chinese University of Hong Kong – November 2017
Students from Chinese University in Hong Kong completed a field trip to Zambia, focusing on the sustainable development of local communities and the impact of water supply, hygiene, sanitation and crop development on the rural economy. As part of the trip, the students were tasked with boring water holes – giving local villagers access to clean water and proper sanitation. Watch a short video about the trip:
Here is the article that appeared in the media once the students got back: CUHK MBA Zambia Study Trip 2017.
Sonepar, Malaysia – April 2016
30 participants from electrical products company Sonepar came together as part of their INSEAD Executive Education programme to build a chilli and vegetable stall for the Cerebral Palsy Johor charity in Malaysia. The stall helped the residents of the charity prepare and sell vegetables to the public.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Below you can find some APAC footage from the Splash Project archives. For more videos, visit Splash Projects’ YouTube page.