Social entrepreneurs at young age
It is a delight to see very young kids who are starting to make a valuable impact in the community. Last year, Singapore children and youths have made a substantial contribution to the Community Chest by engaging in various fundraising activities.
According to Channel News Asia, students from Greenridge Primary were not even in their teens yet but were already very eager to find creative ways on how to help the less fortunate. School administrators thought that instead of doing it the usual way – solicit financial support from parents – they decided to challenge their students to start “business ventures” so they can raise funds. Surprisingly, a lot of social entrepreneurs rose up to the challenge. Many of their students were very eager to come up with new ideas on how to raise money.
It’s really encouraging to know that there are kids in our country who have a strong sense of social responsibility like Kyle Orient, the boy who made more than a hundred thousand dollars just by selling lemonade. I hope that more schools would start challenging their students to use their talents and abilities to help those who are needy.