Kay Kay Ong from Malaysia presenting BeBonobo’s business idea on promoting conscious consumption that exemplifies a sharing economy to reduce waste.
(From left) Oktoviano Gandhi and Gregorius Rionugroho Harvianto from Cognoscente, Indonesia, which aims to set up a plant that desalinates sea water, and teaches traditional salt farmers how to use the new technology.
Sonia Saravanan from India pitching about L.A.M.P which seeks to provide slum-dwellers with lamps that run on salt water and explore alternative energy sources such as solar, wind and gravity.
Mohit Dave from India answering questions from the judges about his social enterprise, Saadhan, which seeks to source healthy produce (cashew) from farmers to increase their earnings by processing the produce and providing marketing services to create secure supply chains to markets in India.
(From left) Anggita Arum Pertiwi, Hestyriani Anisa Widyaningsih and Muhammad Rushan Faizal Jauhari from IWAK, Indonesia, which seeks to use investment funds to help fish farmers build their farms. Apart from micro funding, IWAK helps farmers with their production facilities, distribution and selling access.
(From left) Stephanie New and Amelia Aw from Singapore, presenting Grand’s Kitchen idea which seeks to tap on the culinary expertise of the elderly to provide healthy and nutritious home cooked meals to households that would in turn generate additional income for them.
(From left) Victor Mari C. Baguilat Jr and Avianna Nahzneene Castano from the Philippines presenting samples of Kandama’s products. Their business idea seeks to provide opportunities for women in skill building and environmental education through the production of garments which incorporate indigenous woven products into fashionable pieces for modern women.
(From left) Stella Alinneshia and Yuni Setyaningsih from Indonesia sharing about Morbi+, which aims to produce nutritious and affordable biscuits by utilising abundant indigenous food products (Moringa Oleifera) processed with efficient technology, as well as providing women with jobs in the process.
(From left) Muhammad Haziq Bin Mohd Rashid and Mohd Nasrul Bin Rohmat from Singapore, answering questions from the judges about their social enterprise, NOMAD, which seeks to partner local artisans with rural communities in India to create unique crafts. The crafts will be sold to a wider customer base to meet increasing demand.
Novi Anasthasya Purba displaying the products from KAMA BATIK, Indonesia, which seeks to collect batik companies’ waste and recycle them to make products such as necklaces, bracelets, bags, hair accessories. In the process, they will provide periodic training sessions to unemployed women.
(From left) Chatchanart Charanwattanakit, Jinuttavut Prachakitkul and Phubet Suwanich from Glurr.com, Thailand, which seeks to create an online community platform to impact 1,000 students with tools and opportunities to become changemakers, as well as conducting free workshops that allows them to learn outside the classroom.
(From left) Shafiqah Nurul Afiqah Binti Ramani and Sayid Hafiz Bin Sayid Zin, from PsychKick, Singapore, which seeks to create a mobile application, in addition to traditional approaches, to assist clients and psychotherapists in the treatment process.
Abhijeet Bhatt from MySportsCard, India, sharing about his business idea on providing a platform and community that reaches out to rural areas to connect athletes, teams and professionals in the sports industry to one another as well as relevant resources to provide opportunities for youths to harness their sporting potential.
Louis Puah from Praxium, Singapore, which creates experiential projects, centred on careers that align with the interests of youths aged 14 – 18, with the support of industry professionals who serve as mentors and coaches. Each project culminates in a tangible product/event that gives students something valuable on their portfolio.
(From left) Audrey Maximillian Herli and Audy Christopher Herli from Riliv, Indonesia, seeks to provide an online platform for both patients and psychologists to conveniently connect through a private messaging application.
(From left) Ong Geok Chwee , VP, Emerging Businesses, Starhub and Keith Chua, Chairman, Asia Philanthropic Ventures applauding the efforts that our young changemakers have put into their business pitches.
SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui (centre) giving insightful feedback on our Young Social Entrepreneurs’ business ideas.
(From left) Keith Chua, Chairman, Asia Philanthropic Ventures; Ng Songwah, Executive Director, Asia Philanthropic Ventures; Karen Ngui, SIF Governor and Lead Judge; Jean Tan, Executive Director, SIF; Ong Geok Chwee, VP, Emerging Businesses, Starhub; Melanie De Cruz, Director, Head of Brand Communications, Asia, Deutsche Bank; Rajan Raju, SIF Special Advisor, Programmes at the Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 Closing Reception.
SIF Special Advisor (Young Social Entrepreneurs), Elim Chew (centre) presenting the People’s Choice Award to NOMAD, one of the winning teams from Singapore.
(From left) SIF Executive Director, Jean Tan, SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui with Louis Puah, from Praxium, Singapore, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 winning team.
(From left) SIF Executive Director, Jean Tan, SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui with Mohit Dave from Saadhan, India, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 winning team.
(From left) SIF Executive Director, Jean Tan, SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui with Shafiqah Nurul Afiqah Binte Ramani and Sayid Hafiz Bin Sayid Zin, from PsychKick, Singapore, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 winning team.
Proud winners from the Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 programme - Mohd Nasrul Bin Rohmat (second from left) and Muhammad Haziq Bin Mohd Rashid (second from right) from NOMAD, Singapore.
(From left) SIF Executive Director, Jean Tan, SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui with Kai Li Yap and Kay Kay Ong from BeBonobo, Malaysia, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 winning team.
(From left) SIF Executive Director, Jean Tan, with Novi Anasthasya Purba from KAMA BATIK, Indonesia, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 winning team and SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui.
The six winning teams from the Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2016 who received up to $20,000 each in seed funding to develop their social enterprise.
Friendships cultivated through the eight month Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) journey will continue even as the YSE 2016 programme comes to a close. We believe that these young changemakers will continue to do well and do good!
An atmosphere of camaraderie between the Young Social Entrepreneurs.
Mohit Dave (centre), Co-Founder of Saadhan, India, a Young Social Entrepreneurs 2016 winning team, receiving cheers from his peers during the awards ceremony.
SIF Special Advisor (Young Social Entrepreneurs) Elim Chew taking a ‘we-fie’ with a winning team, PsychKick from Singapore!
How can the social sector effectively use technology to scale the impact of their work? Calvin Chu, Managing Partner, Eden Strategy Institute, explored various modernised approaches to amplify the work done in this sector.
Interactive discussion on “Innovation for Social Good” which focused on how the social sector can leverage on technology to scale the impact and reach of their work. Pramodh Rai (top left), Co-Founder of Jugnuu, Young Social Entrepreneurs 2014 alumnus facilitating the session with Lee Pui Kwan, Founding Chapter Leader, DataKind Singapore.
(From left) Young Social Entrepreneurs 2014 alumni, Valerie Pang, Co-Founder of SDI Academy and Ankita Gupta, Co-Founder of Jugnuu facilitating the discussion on how to use technology to effectively scale the impact of the social sector’s work.
Arvin Tang (right), Managing Director of AKïN, Young Social Entrepreneurs 2014 alumnus, facilitating a discussion group with Varun Mehta, Regional Head of ASEAN from Tata Chemicals (centre) on how to leverage technology for social good.
Kay Kay Ong (right) from BeBonobo, Malaysia, having a light moment and sharing about her social enterprise’s work with SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui (left).
(From left) Yuni Setyaningsih and Stella Alinneshia from Morbi+, Indonesia, sharing about their idea on developing affordable products such as nutritious biscuits while providing livelihoods for women in rural areas.
SIF Special Advisor (Young Social Entrepreneurs), Elim Chew interviewing our Young Social Entrepreneurs, (from left) Chatchanart Charanwattanakit from Glurr.com, Thailand and Victor Mari C. Baguilat Jr and Avianna Nahzneene Castano, from Kandama, the Philippines. The interview was broadcast live on ElimChew Tv Facebook page.
(From left) Sayid Hafiz Bin Sayid Zin and Shafiqah Nurul Afiqah Binte Ramani from PsychKick, a team from Singapore, sharing their innovative business model on using a mobile application to assist patients and psychotherapists in their treatment processes.
Keith Chua, Chairman, Asia Philanthropic Ventures (centre) interacting with team members from IWAK, Indonesia, at their booth.
Muhammad Haziq Bin Mohd Rashid (left) from Singapore, explaining how NOMAD seeks to partner local artisans with rural communities in India to create unique crafts. The crafts will be sold to a wider customer base to meet increasing demand.
Abhijeet Bhatt (right) from MySportsCard, India, showing photographs of his work at his booth to SIF Governor and Lead Judge, Karen Ngui (left).
Louis Puah (left) from Praxium, Singapore, sharing about his work on youth empowerment to visitors at his booth.
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Young changemakers at the Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Pitching for Change 2016 event share how collaborative networks are important for any social enterprise


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3 August 2017
Singapore-Malaysia Partnership Spurs Growth of Regional Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Ecosystem

The first ever Kuala Lumpur (KL) edition of the YSE Overseas Workshop series by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) showed the active participation of 36 youths and 13 institutional partners from Malaysia over three days.

27 July 2017
Singapore and India Working Together To Achieve Higher Standards of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Mumbai

A three-year SIF-Muktangan partnership kickstarts a scalable and sustainable collaboration between Singaporean and Indian ECE educators.

14 July 2017
Celebrating an Inclusive World through the Arts

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is honoured to have received the Patron of the Arts Award 2017 for the sixth consecutive year. We share this achievement with our partners, donors, Citizen Ambassadors and international friends who...

12 August 2017
YSE Workshop, Kuala Lumpur 2017

From 18 to 20 July 2017, the SIF’s YSE Workshop | Kuala Lumpur 2017 saw 36 Malaysian youths representing 15 social enterprise teams go through an intensive programme itinerary where they were equipped with social entrepreneurial knowhow and...

16 February 2017
Citizen Ambassadors

Meet some of our Citizen Ambassadors who make friends for a better world and inspire others to do the same. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do. We celebrate their work and how they connect for change.



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