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23 Jun 2017

2017 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award launched by President Tan

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam launched the 2017 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA) today (June 23)

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25 Jul 2017

Thailand's social enterprises eye Asian markets

CHIANG RAI (Thailand) - Craftsmen are hard at work in a factory at the foot of Doi Tung mountain in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, part of Asia's so-called Golden Triangle where opium used to be the main trade.

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20 Jul 2017

Former White House Social Innovation Director Sonal Shah’s Advice On Starting A Social Business

If there’s anyone who can talk about social business it’s Sonal Shah.

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10 Jul 2017

The different ways of doing good

You don't need a lot to give a little, as some Singapore SMEs prove in the various ways that they are making a social impact

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06 Jul 2017

A participant committing to the Social Service Sector Strategic Thrusts (4ST), a 5 year roadmap for the sector co-developed by NCSS with Stakeholders in the social service ecosystem, at the NCSS Social Service Summit on July 5, 2017. Photo: Esther Leong/

SINGAPORE — A non-profit organisation is trying to bridge the physical separation between incarcerated mothers and their children by getting them to read and record stories in prison which can later be played back to their young ones

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20 Jun 2016

Im Soul Inc uses music therapy to encourage the disabled and the elderly to regain confidence in themselves.

This week on 狮城有约 Hello Singapore, I'm Soul Inc shows how we can use music to express ourselves; albeit in a different way! Im Soul Inc uses music therapy to encourage the disabled and the elderly to regain confidence in themselves. This unique technology allows participants to use body movements to create their own melodies. Michelle Lee, founder of Im Soul Inc, was fueled by the memory of her father, who had a stroke and was unable to express himself. Michelle left her high-paying job and brought this technology to Singapore, in the hopes of helping people to relieve their mental stressors and have a more positive outlook on life. View the exclusive feature clip here: https://goo.gl/Mwc1yH Watch the full episode of Hello Singapore on Toggle to learn more: https://goo.gl/R8AaEd #partofthegood #SocEnt

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13 Jun 2017

The story follows Mary, a young entrepreneur who suffers from muscular dystrophy.

How are we able to help low income individuals improve their livelihood? This week's episode on 狮城有约 Hello Singapore features Gobbler5, and their initiative TOWKAY as they show as how! The story follows Mary, a young entrepreneur who suffers from muscular dystrophy. TOWKAY provides low cost groceries to aspiring entrepreneurs like Mary, who face challenges in pursuing their dream to set up a business of their own. For each product they sell, they receive up to 80% profit as income. TOWKAY also teaches these entrepreneurs soft skills, like managing their finances and service etiquette, to empower them in running their businesses. Janan Kwek, founder of Gobbler5, was inspired when he travelled around the world and saw poverty at every corner. He hopes that through this initiative, more low income individuals will be encouraged to bring out their inner TOWKAY and take charge of their lives. View the exclusive feature clip here: https://goo.gl/V6jbVe Watch the full episode on Toggle to learn more: https://goo.gl/9QbwLH #partofthegood #SocEnt

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