Celebrating Global Changemakers: SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs

“The YSE programme has connected us to friends who are all striving towards the common goal of social good,” shared Debra Lam, 20, of Society Staples, one of the four winning teams at SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs: Pitching for Change, last Saturday. “Nothing has come close to the mentorship and networks we have gained through the programme, in terms of the resources, dedication and time. We’re honoured to be part of a network of young global change agents who are making friends for a better world.”

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Another YSE 2014 winner,Eden Greening 에덴 from South Korea, pitching their plan to develop eco-friendly solutions to promote urban greenery in their country.
YSE alumnus Andrew Yin hosting the reception and awards ceremony. Andrew runs IMPad, a social enterprise that provides cost-effective bio-degradable sanitary pads to women in rural India.
Emcee for Pitching for Change, Singaporean Kathy Xu (in blue), is our YSE alumnus who is saving sharks in Lombok, Indonesia, through her social enterprise – The Dorsal Effect.
Journalists from India interviewing Priya Andleigh, 22, of team Jugnuu, on why the team has decided to focus on education for their social enterprise.
Winning team Local alike has developed a community-based tour booking platform, and aims to train & match hosts in Thailand to travelers from around the world for sustainable tourism.
Malaysian team Little Marios helps underserved communities in Malaysia learn about urban farming & entrepreneurship through mushroom farming.
Indonesian team Hejo Green Fertiliser hopes to improve the livelihoods of Indonesian farmers with the introduction of organic fertilisers to increase farm output while conserving the environment.
“Having someone believe in us in such a strong way until we believe more in ourselves is very empowering,” shared Singaporean Pramodh Rai (far left), 25, of Jugnuu. This social enterprise, which is co-founded by Ankita Gupta and Priya Andleigh, both 22-year-olds from India, aims to provide low-cost educational mobile solutions to students from low-income families in India.
“The YSE programme has connected us to friends who are all striving towards the common goal of social good,” shared Singaporean Debra Lam, 20, of Society Staples, one of the four winning teams at the Young Social Entrepreneurs: Pitching for Change. With her is Ryan Ng and together they have secured S$10,000 to set up Singapore's first all-inclusive gym, regardless of (dis)abilities.
YSE participants getting a final boost from Lead Mentor Mr Andy Holley from McKinsey’s Digital, a day before The Pitch.
“There were ample opportunities to interact as a big group, evaluating each other and learning from each other. Such a spirit is invaluable,” shared a YSE 2014 participant. Here’s a big THANK YOU to all our YSEs, mentors, judges, including Ms Elim Chew, volunteers and staff for a most memorable eight-month journey of social entrepreneurship!

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