Tag: social enterprise

BizAcademy Brews Brighter Future for Youths

July 21st, 2013   •   no comments   

Courtesy of Halogen Foundation Singapore

Life is challenging for youths these days. With growing competition in so many dimensions, they need to rise beyond school smarts to have a fighting chance of success in their latter years.

This is where programmes like BizAcademy comes in.

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Splashing Good Times at DBS Marina Regatta

May 29th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Ethan having a spinning good time at the DBS Marina Regatta 2013

Do you know that I was once a varsity dragon boater?

While those days were long gone, I still enjoy canoeing and paddling. I’m also drawn to carnivals that promote sports and active lifestyles. Thus, it was a no-brainer for my family and I to check out the Bay Festival last weekend at the DBS Marina Regatta 2013.

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Nothing But Green – a Company with a Conscience

May 22nd, 2013   •   3 comments   

Jacqueline Tan, founder and general manager of Nothing But Green

Founded by three mummies with a passion for sustainable living, Nothing But Green is an eco friendly retail cum F&B outlet located in the heart of the city. Stocking a wide range of organic/green/eco friendly products – baby care, personal care, household, clothing, accessories, food and more – it offers both onsite and online shopping to cater to environmentally conscious consumers.

Guided by the philosophy that “every small thing we do can save the world”, the outlet’s deli uses fresh organic ingredients in all its dishes and serves meals that suit most dietary requirements. Items on its menu include sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups as well as Asian favourites like sliced fish soup, chicken rice, and Thai green chicken curry.

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PlayMoolah Makes Online Virtue Of Thrift

April 21st, 2013   •   no comments   

Audrey (left) and Min Xuan of PlayMoolah

Money makes the world go round. Like charity, however, money management habits should begin at home.

With the world still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis and the more recent European sovereign debt crisis, it is clear that greater financial education is in order. While we Singaporeans (and many of our Asian counterparts) still have some moolah in the bank, it is difficult to foresee what the future may hold.
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SCORE-ing a Second Chance

October 7th, 2012   •   no comments   

SCORE Chairman Chng Hwee Hong, representative from an award-winning company, and Senior Minister of State Heng Chee Chow

Are we truly ready to embrace ex-offenders in our society? Would we give them a second chance?

I pondered the above questions as I attended the recent SCORE Appreciation Awards held at Grassroots Club. An acronym for the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, SCORE was established as a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs back in April 1976 to assist offenders and ex-offenders through re-skilling and employment assistance. This is done through training, work, employment assistance and community engagement.
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