From Rickshaw Revolution to Empowered Slum Dwellers
Ashoka Fellows share about how social entrepreneurship can empower and make positive impacts in the communities it serves.
Aspiring social entrepreneurs joined representatives from corporations, education institutions, arts groups and government agencies to get inspired and be enriched by four Ashoka Fellows and staff at SIF's Ideas for a Better World Forum on Wednesday, 4 May 2011.
Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, has about 3,000 members worldwide.
With India as the focus country for discussion, participants learnt about the revolution of the rickshaw transport industry to enable these transport operators to multiply their income.
They were also given a glimpse into the push to provide low-income families with affordable housing, into how slum dwellers are empowered to improve their living conditions, and how modern technology has been adapted to meet the needs of the rural poor.
David White, a retiree interested in benefitting developing countries through a financial outfit, said the event was useful in increasing the awareness and potential for social development.
For Soh Chee Meng, from the Singapore Polytechnic, the event motivated her to “spread the cause for a community in need and to share this with the younger generation”.
Launched in March, Ideas for a Better World Forum aims to engage global thought leaders to share their insights and inspire bold new ideas, in order to catalyse collaboration between Singapore and world communities, to address today’s social issues.Back
Growing and Enabling an Arts for Good Community
29 participants from around the world gathered in Singapore for a four-day programme to explore how the arts can shape an inclusive society for persons with disabilities.
Cross-Cultural Learnings for Greater Social Impact
Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017 finalist teams share how international friendships forged during the programme exposed them to other social business cultures and in turn, helped them refine their business plans for success at Pitching for...
Words on Wheels (WoW) Launches in Yogyakarta to Promote Literacy and Foster Singapore-Indonesia Collaboration
The Singapore International Foundation (SIF), together with the Provincial Government Board of Library and Archives of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (BPAD DIY), will bring the signature reading programme to Yogyakarta doubling the number of...
Artists for a Better World: Singapore Study Visit
The Artists for a Better World (ABW) programme seeks to grow the Arts for Good ecosystem, which harnesses the power of the arts and culture to create positive social change. This year’s inaugural edition brought together 29 participants...
Friends for a Better World
Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.