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Youth Expedition Project (A Service-Learning Programme by Youth Corps Singapore)


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Youth Expedition Project (YEP) is a Service-Learning programme by Youth Corps Singapore for youths, involving communities in Asia with a focus on the ASEAN region, China and India.

YEP aims to nurture confident and resilient youths who are active citizens with the desire to make a difference both at home and overseas. YEP is also a grant which supports youths from educational institutions and registered organisations to embark on YEP.

There are three key phases for every YEP, i.e. Preparation, Overseas Project and Local Project:

  • Preparation project to learn more about social issues in Singapore and overseas host community;
  • Overseas Project with a duration of at least 10 service-learning days (i.e. 10 calendar days to be spent on service-learning activities) to be conducted in a country in Asia, with a primary focus on the ASEAN countries, China or India; and
  • Local Project that meets a local community need, with linkage to the Overseas Project to be conducted in Singapore within 3 months upon return.

All the above information is referenced from Youth Corps Singapore. Etch Empathy is an endorsing organisation for YEP, which means we prepare youths to be project leaders and support YOUth in your YEP Journey.

YEP Leadership Training Course (YEP-LTC)

The YCS-YEP Leaders Training Course (LTC) is a 4-day specialised course designed to prepare and equip YEP Leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to design, lead and implement Youth Expedition Projects.


This YEP-LTC is brought to you by lead and associate trainers from Etch Empathy and Aspen3. Aspen3 is a training and consulting company with the vision “To Inspire People to Lead and Grow”. Their strength is in leadership development and facilitation, which will compliment ETCH in co-creating a deeply enriching and highly engaging programme for you.

Check out our course dates and register here.

Our Lead Trainers


Aaron Yeoh (Etch Empathy)

Graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Engineering, certified 6 Seconds EQ Practitioner, EQ Advanced Trainer and WSQ in Implementing Design Thinking.

Aaron believes in tri-sector partnerships for the advancement of the social sector. Beside Etch Empathy, he also set-up Fortitude Culina, a social enterprise that provides culinary and baking skills for the visually impaired. Aaron is also the board chairman of Cycling Without Age Singapore, a charity that provides accessibility for seniors to remain an active part of the society.



Daphne Chow (Aspen3)

Daphne is an experienced trainer with the youth sector in creating effective learning and meaningful growth. She is currently a Senior Trainer with Aspen3. She has 12 years of training experience in design and delivery of experiential based leadership and character development programmes. She had conducted a variety of programmes ranging from classroom based workshop, outdoor adventure programme, cohort wide workshop as well as overseas leadership camps.

In her tenure with Aspen3, Daphne had led several overseas training programmes to Malaysia and Indonesia. Such programmes range from leadership to adventure, cross cultural and service learning. Daphne also participated in an overseas service mission to Cambodia in 2008.


Yvonne Lim (Aspen3)

Yvonne has been involved in youth development work since her graduation in 2010. She has been with Aspen3 since and is currently holding a Senior Trainer appointment. Her passion in working with youth led her to be a creative programme designer for meaningful learning and training development. She has 8 years of relevant experience in conducting youth leadership and character development programmes. One of her significant achievement is her key role in the design and conduct of our major client, Singapore Polytechnic’s signature leadership programmes..

Yvonne had led several overseas youth training programmes to Malaysia and Indonesia over the years with Aspen3. Such programmes range from leadership to adventure, cross cultural and service learning. Yvonne had participated as the Assistant Trip Leader in an overseas service mission to Thailand in 2006.

Our Associate Trainers


Daniel Yap (Aspen3)


Sang Weiqing (Aspen3)


Jolene Lim (Aspen3)