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Three organisations win President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award

A person getting his eyes examined onboard a mobile clinic by Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association CommHealth (SATA CommHealth). Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday, Dec 20, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO:
A person getting his eyes examined onboard a mobile clinic by Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association CommHealth (SATA CommHealth). Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday, Dec 20, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: ZAOBAO
Ms Pamela Chng (right), founder of Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, with her students during a brewing demonstration. Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday, Dec 20, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Ms Pamela Chng (right), founder of Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, with her students during a brewing demonstration. Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday, Dec 20, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Bliss Restaurant director Christine Low, 42, pictured on Dec 7, 2013. Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday, Dec 20, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Bliss Restaurant director Christine Low, 42, pictured on Dec 7, 2013. Three organisations won the 2013 President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award on Friday, Dec 20, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

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.