Faith Music Centre was set-up in mid-2008 to equip learners with music proficiencies in keyboard, piano, guitar (acoustic/ lead/ bass), vocal, drum and ukulele, and leading them to perform solo, in bands or ensembles. Their music learners include children, mature adults to senior citizens. In addition to able-bodied persons, their learners also include persons with disabilities (PWDs). Mr Alvin Yeo, the founder of Faith Music Centre, believed that taking up music can help those with physical disabilities find employment opportunities – such as becoming performers or instructors.
(these)abilities is an inclusive Design & Technology social enterprise that builds products, both hardware & software, that level the playing field for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) be it at work, home, school, at play or on the move. Their raison d'etre is to redefine the conventional definition and perspective of Disability, or "Disable Disabilities", as they like to call it. By designing both with and for PwDs, (these)abilities’ leverage on their expertise in design thinking, computer science, engineering and community engagement, and above all, empathy, to empower local disability communities. They take a needs-based approach when sifting out problems faced by the various disability communities and look towards solutions of universal design that benefit both PwDs and able-bodied people alike. Their focus areas include product innovation, inclusive business consultancy and community projects.
ProAge Pte Ltd is a health and wellness specialist with local and international clientele. It was incorporated in 2008 as a social enterprise to create opportunities for every individual to live and age well; healthy and happy. ProAge delivers health & wellness programmes and services at national, community and individual levels based on three key foundations; a holistic approach, belief in evidence-based practice and a socially inclusive mission. ProAge envisions for every individual to have an opportunity to live the best possible quality of life, regardless of age, background and abilities; and to stay engaged, active and empowered with the knowledge and skills to live and age well.
Society Staples is a social enterprise that was founded on the vision of an inclusive future and equal opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Through team building workshops, community events and school programmes, Society Staples create conversations and shift people’s perspective of PWDs and create avenues for individuals and organisations to contribute to the inclusive environment. SInce incorporation in 2015, Society Staples have had more than 10,000 participants in their events/programmes, engaged over 400 PWDs in sports and trained 5 deaf facilitators for their events/programmes.
Hush Tea Bar is a social project that creates a space for deaf tea servers—“TeaRistas” to visit workplaces and conduct silent tea rituals. Participants in each surrender their electronic devices in an effort to achieve mental peacefulness during each session. At the core of the Hush Tea Bar experience is a desire to bring the worlds of the hearing and deaf together for a blend of mindfulness, awareness, empowerment, and connection.
Daughters Of Tomorrow (DOT) is a Singapore-based charity that focuses on enabling and empowering underprivileged women through confidence-building, skills development and employment channeling. DOT supports existing training and workforce-related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources to enable each woman on an individual level. By deep-diving into practical day-to-day constraints of these women, DOT hopes to offer hand-holding and individual coaching to help each woman reach regular and sustained employment.
Dialogue in the Dark Singapore (DiDsg) is an exclusive collaboration between Social Lab Ltd (SLL) and Dialogue Social Enterprise. DiDsg holds exhibitions and workshops in total darkness where participants are guided, educated and inspired by blind and visually impaired people. It aims to raise awareness and facilitate the inclusion of marginalized people in our community. Singapore’s exhibition is the first permanent Dialogue in the Dark site in Southeast Asia, and the first in the world located within an educational institution.
Circus in Motion is a contemporary circus arts company that offers social circus workshop and visually captivating circus performances. They specialize in inventive live performances and the creative use of geometrical shapes to perform circus acts, to help children and youths express themselves through alternative means. Their main social component consists of working with people from different settings such as residential homes, special needs schools, Normal(Technical) Stream students from mainstream schools and underprivileged communities overseas in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Bliss Restaurant and Catering is a social enterprise founded by Christine Low. It is based on the job integration model, with the social mission to offer employment opportunities to incarcerated/marginalised groups without discrimination, who otherwise may not be offered employment. Employees include those with physical and intellectual disabilities. Bliss currently has 4 outlets in Singapore. It serves quality food and beverages, provides a good ambience, and offers genuine hospitality and real value to customers. It has a vision to create a vibrant lifestyle-dining destination with a social cause. Bliss provides in-house dining, and caters for private events and corporate functions.
Teen Challenge Enterprise Ltd (TCE) is the social enterprise arm of Teen Challenge (Singapore). TCE positions itself as a “Compassionate community in providing passionate services” to its customers. Its’ team of workers comprises mostly of ex-offenders and people passionate about excellent service delivery with a heart. It hopes to accord ex-offenders the necessary skills and mindsets to enhance their employability and to hone their entrepreneurial skills so that they are meaningfully engaged, gainfully employed & enterprisingly enabled.
E & I Food Concepts is a social enterprise founded in July 2015 by Mr Immanuel Tee and Mr Enoch Teo. E & I Food Concepts take in ex-offenders and youths-at-risk from boys’ home, reformative training centre and off the street with zero experience and train them in French cuisine and cooking techniques. E & I provides youths employment, both full-time and apprenticeship. In doing so, they want to help them learn a skill and get interested and passionate in this craft which in the long run help them with their life goals and career. E & I also provide second chances and support to ex-offenders so that they are able to support themselves and at the same time, deter them from committing offence again.
Aii is an international network and community which support entrepreneurial efforts, projects and ideas that improve the lives of women, children, animals and the environment around the world. They organise events and activities that allow members to directly create an impact in the society that they care about and for causes that are close to their hearts. Aii works with various social enterprises, volunteer welfare groups, non-profit organisations to address the issues around the world such as human rights, equality between women and men, poverty, education, pollution, animals facing extinction and many more.