YSE Inspiring and Enabling Action for a Better World

The Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme started with a workshop from 13 to 15 March, where our growing network of friends, partners and YSE alumni generously shared advice and insights into the world of social entrepreneurship with 69 young changemakers of 12 nationalities.  Through the programme, we inspire, equip and enable these young people to develop their social enterprise ideas, and nurture them into sustainable businesses to bring about positive change.

YSE 2014 – “”We are the Changemakers!”
Judges and partners include (from left) INSEAD Affiliate Professor Paul Kewene-Hite, SIF Executive Director Jean Tan, Ashoka Fellow and World Toilet Organisation Founder Jack Sim, Stephen Lim, Yuhyun Park, apV Executive Director Ng Song Wah, Elim Chew, SIF Governor Karen Ngui, McKinsey & Company Associate Principal BV Vaidyanath and apV Chairman Keith Chua.
YSE judges deliberating on a shortlist of 12 social enterprises.
YSE participants presenting their business proposals to a panel of judges for the opportunity to progress onto the next stages of the programme.
YSE Alumnus Danial Muhammad Bin Hamdan (right) of Inclusive Arts Movement shared his YSE learning journey with this year’s participants.
Benny Se Teo spoke on how he turned his life around, paying it forward by training and employing former drug offenders at Eighteen Chefs.
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Chief Operating Officer Kevin Teo shared how to communicate the social impact of businesses.
Asia Philanthropic Ventures (apV) Founding Member Stephen Lim reminded participants to “do good well”, stressing the need for sound financials in any business plan.
YSE participants ended the day gaining insights into Singapore as a ‘city in the garden’ at our first nomination for UNESCO world heritage site – Singapore Botanic Gardens.
YSE participants ended the day gaining insights into Singapore as a ‘city in the garden’ at our first nomination for UNESCO world heritage site – Singapore Botanic Gardens.
INSEAD and NUS MBA programme alumni and students working with the participants on their business plans.
Social entrepreneurs sharing their journeys with YSE participants. From left: Empact Founder Peter Yang, Ashoka Fellow and InfollutionZERO Co-Founder Park Yuhyun, Gone Adventurin’ Co-Founder Jacqui Hocking and YSE Alumnus and StartNow Founder Keith Tan.
SIF Governor Elim Chew recounting the development of Singapore’s social entrepreneurship scene in her keynote address.

6 March 2018
Joining Hands for Safer Pregnancies, Healthier Babies

Three-year Singapore-Tamil Nadu partnership comes to a fruitful close after having trained 1,000 healthcare professionals and benefiting 100,000 pregnant mothers across the southern Indian state.

28 February 2018
Going Together, Going Further

29 international participants reconvened for the Artists for a Better World Study Visit in Kuala Lumpur where they gained insights on how diverse stakeholders can further boost the impact of harnessing Arts for Good.

8 February 2018
Singapore and Vietnam Work Together to Boost Haemodialysis Care in North Vietnam

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) partners with Hanoi Medical University (HMU) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) for the first time to enhance standards in haemodialysis care for over 5,000 kidney patients in the region.

28 December 2017
Minister Yaacob Ibrahim’s Visit to Water for Life Project in Siem Reap

Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim visited the Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Water for Life project in the Prasat Bakong district in Siem Reap on 30 November 2017. His visit, to see...

4 September 2017
Friends for a Better World

Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.

Back to Top 
Site Map