Three organisations win President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award
Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday. The award, which is now into its second year, recognises outstanding and successful businesses with a social mission.
The Social Enterprise of the Year award went to two winners - Bliss Restaurant & Catering and community healthcare provider Sata CommHealth. Bettr Barista, a coffee academy which helps women from disadvantaged backgrounds and youth-at-risk, won Social Enterprise Start-Up of the Year. Besides coffee-making skills, Bettr Barista's training course includes emotional empowerment and physical skills training to help students boost their self-esteem.
The awards were given out by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Friday night. The winners each received a trophy and cash prizes of between $10,000 and $15,000.