Melaka (3 days 2 nights)
The 3-day 2-night trip will begin with a chartered bus travel to a 4 to 5 star hotel in Melaka. At the hotel, you will begin the self-discovery journey through group activities to prepare for the next 2 days at the home.
Early the next day, get to meet the administrator of the home and begin your 2-day preparation and execution of activities. Working together, you will first prepare a lunch feast for the residents of the home. After which, both groups will get to sit at the same table and enjoy the meal together as a community. Following the meal, you will have the opportunity to be with the residents as you begin building the identified capitals over the next two days. On the final evening, be involved in a vigorous session of Moot Court after which you will travel back home on the same night.
All REALity Trip programs are conducted with YOU in mind.
With any activity that is conducted, we promise that we will provide you with discoverable moments for you to internalize as you re-live the day’s activities that made an impact with you.
Experience REAL Academy’s unique Quiet Time and Moot Court; our signature programs. Let our facilitators join you as you delve and search for the questions within.
Cambodia (5 days 4 nights)
The 5-day 4-night trip will incorporate a stay in a local hotel as you travel daily to Starlight International School. Take part in REAL Academy’s program, Slice of Singapore with the members of the village and learn more about the lifestyle and culture of the people who will be working with you for the entirety of the trip.
Over the next two days, get to work with the school members as you find the best means to build up the school’s capitals. Our facilitators will be on hand 24/7 to ensure you only need to focus on yourself and the community around you. Discover how other’s observations play a part in discovering your blind spots during Quiet Time.
On the day before you say your goodbyes, discover the world of the Khmer Rouge regime through the poignant eyes of a local guide as you travel to the Killing Fields and other historically related places of interest.
On the final day, take part in a vigorous session of Moot Court. Find out how the world is not always as we perceive it to be and what we can learn from this.
To the Community
In every country that we go to, we identify only one community. We do not flit between communities within a country. We will work with them until they have achieved an accetable level of self-sustainment.
Cambodia – Phnom Penh – Prek Taheeng Village – Starlight International School
Situated at the outskirts of Phnom Penh, this school aims to enable the local village participants to upscale and have a higher chance of employability regionally. It is run and owned by an ex-teacher from Singapore. Having visited Cambodia during a trip he was burdened when he saw the limited opportunities provided for the children.
Together with his partner, he left his teaching job to set up roots in the heart of the town to level up the participants that entered the school academically and socially. The school is not subsidized in any way and more often than not; he has to supplement the funding of the school out of his own pockets.
Malaysia – Melaka – Bukit Baru – Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Association Centre Melaka
Opened in April 2002, with only 10 children, the Centre currently hosts 55 residents with special needs. Many of the residents are victims of abandonment by their families and depend heavily on the Centre for their daily subsistence, care and nurturing. The home accepts all races and religions and their slogan is to “Help the Helpless”
The owner of the home gained the strength and inspiration to build this home after a chance meeting with Mother Theresa in Calcutta in the mid 80s. Having been inspired, he set forth determined to build safe havens for those in need. The Centre in Melaka was built after the first one in Johor.
Is traveling losing its seductive allure to you? Are they all starting to feel the same no matter where you travel? Then REALity Trips may be the solution you are looking for. At REAL Academy, we recognize that it’s not our experiences that mould us, but what we discover about ourselves through them.
This program was borne to combat the incessant fast paced life that has become synonymous with the 21st century. Since the dawn of the highly digitized age, the world has been moving at an accelerated pace, with little time to slow down and enjoy the beauty in moments that our forefathers enjoyed. Why the need to slow down? These moments give us the time to reflect and discover more about ourselves and our place in the world.
Ella Maillart, an intrepid explorer of the 1920s hit the nail on the head when she said,
“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with herself”
Travel gets us out of our comfort zone and forces us to slow down and focus on each and every moment. Through these moments, our facilitators will use comprehensive tools to unlock the 3 important pillars that lay the foundation of self-growth.
The pillars are:
Identity - Who you are and what you can be
Relationships - How relationships shape and develop your sense of self
Action - What you have done or need to do to develop personhood.
Join us for an adventure that will change your world, one trip at a time.