About The
Ubuntu Space

Our Story

The word “Ubuntu” is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It is part of the Zulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”, which literally means that a person is a person through other people. It reminds us that ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’.

At The Ubuntu Space, we believe we are all interconnected in the most beautiful ways. Untold stories and unsaid words keep us apart. Whereas, unfiltered stories of joy, struggles, and perspectives bring us closer inwards and outwards.

What do we do?

Why do we not do what is good for us as individuals, and as a society? Humans are at the centre of all systems, issues and causes; we are the drivers for good but also often the barrier to where we need to get to. 

How might we better facilitate agents of change and growth?

The Ubuntu Space bridges you to your personal growth and organisation’s outcomes by unlocking the potential of individuals, and removing barriers in collective work and growth. 

We are creators of playful experiences and authentic space in which people better connect with themselves and each other. These experiences take the form of programmes and products which bring serious play right into your space, to your people.

The Ubuntu Adventure

Feel and reflect in the experiences of The Ubuntu Adventure, to nourish your body, mind and heart, as you ride the journey with yourself and others. Reconnect the disconnected, rethink the unspoken, and rediscover the selves.

The Ubuntu Adventure

Our Toolbox

At The Ubuntu Space, we believe in tailoring experiential modalities, to best meet your needs. Our toolbox includes LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology, applied drama, Emergenetics® profile and accompanying tools, POINTS OF YOU®, mindfulness tea rituals and other meditative practices.

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Applied drama Mindfulness tea rituals

Emergenetics® – emerge • genetics
Patterns of thinking and behaving that emerge from your genetic blueprint and life experiences

Using the Emergenetics Profile, workshops and accompanying tools, we support individuals, teams and organizations to enhance self-awareness and hence improve communication, increase efficiency, support productivity and ultimately, drive results.

Our Core Team

Toh Kian Beng

Toh Kian Beng

Co-Founder | Lead Play Designer

A certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) facilitator, Kian Beng has been designing and facilitating difficult conversations with various groups and organisations using LSP.

He holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and is a certified Emergenetics Associate. As a trained para-counsellor, he has been supporting peers in mental wellness since his former job at SCDF and serves in the Nee Soon South Well-being Committee as secretary.

He is a Certified ScrumMaster® and also holds a Specialist Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology in Youth Work.

Lai Si Yu

Lai Si Yu

Co-Founder | Lead behaviour change experience designer

Si Yu is a behavioural change consultant who designs evidence-based interventions for social change. She is mindfulness trained and is currently focusing on mental health literacy in Singapore.

She applies the lens of psychology and sociology to the change and service-design consulting work she has done for the government, private sector, and non-profits including HPB, HDB, SSG, PA and Social Innovation Park.

She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP).

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Jeremy Cheong Joon Fai

Behavioural Change and Positive Psychology Researcher

From my years in secondary school, the need to help others has been a driving force behind everything I do, from choosing the Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology to going out and volunteering for things that would benefit others.

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Dianah Teo

Behavioural Change and Positive Psychology Researcher

A student in the realm of applied drama and psychology, currently interning as a Behavioral Change and Positive Psychology Researcher. With an unwavering passion for the transformative potential of theater and a deep curiosity about the human psyche, she is on a quest to bridge the gap between creativity and mental well-being.

Rebecca Lock

Rebecca Lock

Social Enterprise Business and Partnership Developer

Passionate and driven to help communities and individuals reach their fullest potential, Rebecca works towards uniting knowledge, art and business principles to create sustainable change in society. With experience curating and executing community-driven projects, she engages stakeholders and establishes interpersonal relationships with a range of community groups including caregivers and ex-offenders.

Leveraging her diverse communal perspective, she integrates asset-based community development and user-centric business approaches to drive social impact.

Some of our clients

The organisations across the 3P sectors we’ve worked with to hold space and facilitate personal & team development:

Our clients and partners

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