On the evening of Thursday 27 July 2017, the School of Human Development and Social Services (HDSS) and raiSE (Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise) organised a talk on 'Running a Social Enterprise in Singapore'.
The event was held in conjunction with the university's ongoing efforts in promoting greater awareness of Singapore's non-profit sector and its crucial role as part of civil society. This is also reflected in graduate programmes run by HDSS such as the Master of Non-Profit Management (MNPM) and the Master of Community Leadership and Social Development (MCLSD).
The two speakers for that evening were Mr Jonathan Tan, Head of Strategy & Research and Special Projects at raiSE; and Mr Choo Jin Kiat, Executive Director of O'Joy Care Services. Mr Tan shared the latest findings in a recent study conducted by raiSE on the current state of Singapore's Social Enterprises, while Mr Choo shared his experiences and reflections on his years of experience in running a social enterprise.
Attendees at the informative talk and engaging question-and-answer session included students, faculty members and other members of the public.