OFFSEAS was founded in Singapore in 2011 with the purpose of promoting good practice and benefiting students studying at schools and colleges in the Southeast Asian region. It has grown to become the largest gathering of outdoor minds in Asia.
One of the primary goals of OFFSEAS has always been to promote outdoor and experiential learning throughout Southeast Asia by sharing resources, technical knowledge, and general good practice among its members. This continues to include ongoing dialogue between education institutions, and collaboration with third-party providers on activities and health and safety standards, including a variety of outdoor-oriented training seminars and workshops.
OFFSEAS has since its inception valued the annual gathering of members, which provides an opportunity for collaboration and resource sharing among participants. The organisation continues to work to engage positively with commercial providers and local governments and agencies to improve standards for the benefit of all students.
OFFSEAS has long been dedicated to promoting outdoor education and experiences with a central focus on improving standards, promoting collaboration, and fostering a positive and supportive community of educators and providers in the region.
As an organisation, OFFSEAS is committed to promoting and enhancing outdoor learning and education in South East Asian schools. We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all aspects of our work. We uphold the highest standards of safety, sustainability, and ethics in all our outdoor learning programs and provide support, training, and resources for outdoor leaders and educators. We believe that by working together, we can create a brighter, more sustainable, and equitable future for all within the South East Asian outdoor education community.