Inequality Simulation Programme
Our Inequality Simulation Programme
The Inequality Simulation Programme also adopts David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle framework, whereby participants will experience the varied & complex challenges of inequality through a role-play simulation & series of scenarios.
Through the four stages of the Experiential Learning Cycle, the aim of the program is to cultivate greater Awareness, Empathy, and empower individuals to take Action to address real needs in the community.
Participants experience what it feels like to live in the shoes of individuals who have different access to resources & opportunities as part of the program, with a range of different types of inequality:
1) Social Inequality
2) Income Inequality
3) Food Inequality
4) Digital Inequality
*List is non-exhaustive
At the end of the programme, we aim to encourage participants to practice empathy in action & become more inclusive with regard to the social issues faced by various community groups in society.
Subject Head (Student Leadership & Values-in-Action),
Bukit Panjang Government High School
As part of the Secondary 2 students' VIA curriculum, students experienced a series of simulation activities which explained how & why inequality occurs.
WeHiro’s Inequality Simulation Programme enables participants to understand the challenges marginalized communities face, raising their awareness and empathy towards social issues.
In addition, the program included a link to the issue of Food Inequality in conjunction with their (VIA) community project - Food Bank - in which we highlighted the impact of social inequality.
Associate Director, Advocacy & Partnerships
In line with Temasek Trust’s objective of building greater public awareness surrounding
the theme of Social, Economic & Environmental sustainability, as well as, the rising need for covid-19 related support & initiatives,
WeHiro’s physical Inequality Simulation Programme aims to target a wider audience and create greater awareness of critical social issues arising from the pandemic - such as the financial constraints and feelings of insecurity due to the economic downturn.
Through a showcase event, we had a range of educators, corporates & community partners participate in a trial of WeHiro’s Inequality Simulation program. With greater awareness & empathy towards the different needs of every individual, we aim to empower participants to be more involved in contributing to the sustainable development of society, and further allow them to take the initiative to give back in their own way - through volunteering or even starting from home.