Kindness Day SG is a day to really show appreciation to one another. In 2021, we hope to “Make Life Brighter”.
As a social enterprise, Make The Change has created many initiatives over the years focusing on the importance of kindness. We have developed projects which are aligned with our B-Corps certification. Companies are tested rigorously to meet high standards of social and environmental performance. Though we aren’t the only one in Singapore to focus on being part of a pioneering movement, we have one of the highest B Impact Scores around.
One of our biggest initiatives is Digital Arts For All (DAFA).
DAFA was kick-started by Make The Change in 2017 and within 6 months, we have reached out to nearly 3,000 people, 8 VWOs, and successfully trained 300 of them in the span of 24 workshops. It’s been going strong ever since. It was even picked up by IMDA!
DAFA was created with the purpose of being an open space for ideas to flow and be expressed creatively. At every workshop, we advocate media and digital literacy through digital art. And we want participants to learn the importance of media literacy, which refers to the ability to critically understand the nature, techniques and impact of media messages; and exemplify the “DAFA DNA” of being safe, smart and kind.
Another one of our initiatives is the platform Design For Good.
“Design For Good is a marketplace to showcase the collaboration between the artistes, designers and community-in-need. We aim to achieve a sustainable model to provide financial independence to the communities we are trying to support.” said Michelle Lim, the co-founder of the award-winning M.A.D. School and social enterprise MTC.
Through collaborations, DFG has brought people together to create lasting change for social good. We welcome aspiring people from all walks of life to co-create ideas by giving them the tools and opportunities to get started.
One of the biggest projects initiated by DFG is Krafters. These are individuals from SMILE Village in Cambodia, a place where villagers brought in from the slums can stay for 3 to 5 years. They will learn different skills such as rug making, sewing and wood crafting. And their collaboration with us means they are able to learn, practice and develop handicraft skills for financial independence. At the end of the 3 to 5 years, they will leave the village and use the skills they have acquired to make a living and sustain their own livelihood. The main goal of SMILE Village is to impart skills in slum dwellers such that they have the ability to be financially independent and financially stable.
To find out what else we’ve done so far, check out our first quarterly update for 2021!
If you’d like to collaborate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.