Monday, August 31, 2020

What can we do today?

In life. its never about how much you have before you can give.

But instead its how much you want to give from how much you have.

And to step up. rather than wait to be called out. 

Question to ask everyday: What can I do today?

Interesting social ideas

DeafTawk (Pakistan) Ali Shabbar; Abdul Qadeer; Wami

DeafTawk is a digital marketplace for the deaf community to connect with certified sign language interpreters. In Pakistan and South Asia, 9 million and 125 million are deaf and cite communication as their biggest barrier. DeafTawk bridges this gap by providing quality sign language interpretation services through video calling solution.

HATCH (Singapore) Victor Zhu; Jean Chew; Sharon Li

Hatch empowers youth from all pathways for the future they deserve. Youth outside of traditional education pathways often lack the qualifications and skills to pursue careers of their choice. Through stakeholder engagement, Hatch harnesses knowledge, network, and technology to empower the next generation of youth and businesses

Praxium (Singapore) Louis Puah; Xiu Min Lim

Praxium creates experiential projects, centred on careers that align with the interests of youths aged 14 to 18, with the support of industry professionals who serve as mentors and coaches. Each project culminates in a tangible product or event that gives students something valuable for their portfolios. They hope to build a community of empowered youths, confident in their ability to direct their lives, and create positive change in society.

Gap Year Guide (Singapore) Kelyn Tan Po Yin

Gap Year Guide aims to offer advice, motivation and useful tools to tertiary students intending to take a year off before pursuing a university education. Through its online portal, it aims to guide youth on how to manage and make full use of their time, energy and money, and to discover their passions.

Native (Malaysia) Daniel Yong Liang Teoh

Native is redefining what it means to be a “native” person by creating opportunities for anyone to proudly share their inherent skills and stories. They work together with their local partners to bring guests on unique community-based experiences across Malaysia. Native uses these experiences as both a platform for cultural exchanges and an avenue to build genuine relationships between different groups of people.

Nyampah Corporation (Indonesia) Abu Muslim Aljauhari; M. Syahrowardi; Ridho Awalludin Bimantara

Nyampah Corporation tackles the issue of food waste through their Black Soldier Fly (BSF) waste-conversion business. They assist restaurant and hotel owners in planning implementable BSF facilities and kickstarting their waste conversion initiatives. Their business partners also have the option to sell their processed waste back to Nyampah Corporation to generate additional income.

Parched Foodworks (India) Shreya Shukla; Vatsal Shukla; Abhinav Jaiswal

Parched Foodworks seeks to address the problem of food wastage in the fruit and vegetable supply chain in India by setting up dehydration centres at a village level run by farmers. The fruits and vegetables are semi-dried using hybrid solar dehydrators before being transported to the nearest processing centre for further processing.

Musimpanen (Indonesia) Erdi Pratama; Ardiansyah; Qonitah Basalamah

Musimpanen Indonesia collects neglected agricultural produce and transforms them into everyday products, thus contributing to environmental sustainability. So far, they have two projects where they convert corn and citronella into snacks and toiletries respectively.

Treedots Enterprise (Singapore) Lau Jia Cai; Jong Kai Jie Tylor; Nicholas Lim Jia Xuan

Treedots Enterprise sells left-out but still-edible food products from wholesalers to food and beverage companies at a discounted price. Treedots aims to reduce food wastage globally and discourage the disposal of perfectly edible food

Ubuntu Micro Irrigation (India)Ajay Etikala

Ubuntu Micro Irrigation seeks to alleviate farmers from the poverty cycle by providing them with affordable low-cost micro-irrigation systems for agriculture. By using their affordable irrigation method, farmers can reduce water usage and still allow their crops to thrive.

The Kisan Union (India, Singapore) Ho Jing En; Kannan Venkataramanujam; Nikhil Mukkawar

People living in rural India have travel miles to access eGovernment services and basic healthcare. To bridge that gap, The Kisan Union’s Kisan kiosks, located across rural areas in India, provides access to government policies, information and health services.

Kama Batik (Indonesia) Novi Anathasya Purba; Ajeng Hilarysa Pramesti; Dyah Rasyida

Kama Batik collects waste from batik companies and upcycles them into products such as necklaces, bracelets, bags, and hair accessories. In the process, they provide periodic training sessions to unemployed women for them to gain employment.

local Alike (Thailand) Suratchana Pakavaleetorn; Somsak Boonkam; Patomporn Pongnin

Local Alike seeks to alleviate poverty in rural communities and promote sustainable rural development. Their community-based tourism booking platform trains locals to be hosts, and matches them with travellers who are supportive of their development work.

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