03 Sep '11, 12pm

DTN Singapore: Study shows low public awareness of social enterprises in S'pore: SINGAPORE: A survey on public p...

DTN Singapore: Study shows low public awareness of social enterprises in S'pore: SINGAPORE: A survey on public p...

SINGAPORE: A survey on public perception of social enterprises in Singapore revealed that awareness towards social enterprises is low. Out of 2000 respondents, only 13 per cent knew what a social enterprise was. The survey was commissioned by Social Enterprise Association. The interviews conducted were face-to-face. The samples were drawn from different geographical areas. Social enterprises are businesses which exist to address social or environmental needs. The Joan Bowen Cafe in MacPherson is a social enterprise started by parents of a special needs daughter, as a means of finding employment for her. The little cafe gained attention from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently when he praised its efforts to help youth with special needs. But not all in Singapore are aware such businesses exist. The survey showed that 87 per cent of respondents were not aware of what a s...

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