Mark your calendars because August is gonna be pretty exciting! 🙂 Among the many events I’m looking forward to is the FestivalForGood, which is Singapore’s first social enterprise festival! Over 40 social enterprises will be showcasing their goods and services at Timbre+, JTC Launchpad, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Ideation Centre, and across social enterprises island-wide!
I’m particularly interested in these ones which I’ve not come across before:
Flour Power is a social enterprise bakery that trains people with special needs in baking and across various other functions so that they have relevant skills to find jobs in commercial F&B establishments. Flour Power’s baked items are all lovingly made by hand without artificial ingredients.
Flourish Culinary is a social enterprise bakery, which provides employment to graduates from special education schools.
PlayMoolah enables young people to afford the life of their dreams by developing a positive relationship with money. PlayMoolah designs and delivers educational, digital, and community experiences that activate responsible decisions through cultivating daily practices.
Sustainable Living Lab is a social innovation lab that aims to build a Sustainable Future through community building, technology experimentation and social innovation. Sustainable Living Lab runs projects that address sustainability needs such as combating the buy-and-throw away culture, develop sustainable technologies and raise awareness on sustainability.
The Animal Project is a social enterprise started by a group of parents and friends who want to celebrate, showcase and support the abilities of persons with special needs. The Animal Project’s artists earn royalties from the sale of products embellished with their unique illustrations and artwork. 50% of profits are donated to charity.
Ugly Cake Shop is a bakery cafe and online cake shop that bakes delicious, artisanal cakes in Singapore and helps to feed hungry kids in Timor-Leste by giving part of its profits to the nutrition fund of a school.
Zureli.com combines a global eco-commerce marketplace, search directory and socially conscious community to link manufacturers, distributors and sellers of eco-friendly and green building products with buyers and end-users around the world. It aims to plant at least 10,000 trees annually, and provide meaningful employment to persons with disabilities in its research, sales and liaison departments.
Edible Gardens aims to champion local food production so everyone across the financial and social strata has access to fresh and safe produce while re-connecting with nature, health and sustainability. Edible Gardens offers design-and-build consultancy to businesses and private residences, and funded a community garden to support and build a ready resource pool of like-minded individuals to help propagate the Grow Your Own Food movement.
To find out more, head over to raise.sg/festivalforgood 🙂