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YEP Leadership Training Course (YEP-LTC)

Etch Empathy and Aspen3 Service-Learning practitioners have been involved in youth and community development since 2006.​

We are all in leadership roles both professionally and as volunteers, involving in either community development, advocacy or youth development work.

​Hence, we are not like any other trainers but we are Service-Learning practitioners, ready to share our years of knowledge with you.

One of Etch Empathy’s YEP trip to a Blind School in Laos, Vientiane


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 leadership training and consulting company with the vision “To Inspire People to Lead and Grow”.

Our YEP LTC is unique for two specific reason, first Etch Empathy uses social experience to bring across the principles of service-learning; poverty dining with single mum for you to have direct interaction with people from the low-income community.

Etch Empathy is the first organisation in Singapore to conduct Trash to Cash (A Poverty Simulation) and the simulation had been conducted in many schools and corporates for volunteers. The simulation was also part of a research by SUTD.

Second, your 2 days 1 night residential stay will be at one of the last kampung in Singapore. Join us in this exciting journey. 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 has been involved in the community development sector since 2009. He is passionate about reducing inequalities for members of low-income communities, reducing hunger for the visually impaired and working towards the good health and well being of senior citizens. Aaron believes tri-sector partnership and does this by scoping community projects that allow the involvement of public and private sector players like Beyond Social Services, Dulwich College and Johnson & Johnson and with the support of dedicated and empathetic volunteers. Currently he manages two social enterprises (Etch Empathy & Fortitude Culina) and a charity (Cycling Without Age Singapore).



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)