• ABOUT US
    The spark that ignited our
    foray into the disability sector
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    The spark that ignited our foray
    into the disability sector
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OUR STORY

“It all began with a dragon boat session for the Deaf one weekend in 2012”

Over time, our vision to progress our society into an inclusive future has only grown. What started as a weekend project, Deaf Dragons, has now morphed into a sustainable venture with a bigger purpose – the social enterprise Society Staples is today.

Today, we’ve grown in strength, winning multiple awards on local and international platforms, but we have bigger dreams for social inclusion. We dream of an inclusive future where PWDs are part of the mainstream — the staple — and our venture will no longer be needed.

OUR MISSION

“To Create an Inclusive World”

We want to create an inclusive world where every PWD can maximize his/her potential and be embraced as an integral member of their society.

By leveraging on mass engagement platforms and being that binding force that “staples” PWDs and society together, our intervention allows for social communication and action to take place and grow towards an inclusive world.

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OUR TEAM

We are a bunch of individuals that cares deeply about Persons with Disabilities. More so, we eat, live and breathe anything to inclusion because that’s the core of who we are.

Check out our little team and who knows, you might just be one of us really soon.

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Ryan Ng
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Debra Lam
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Bernice Lim
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Heng Li Seng
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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER/JOIN US, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CV AND TELL US WHY!

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Ryan Ng

CO-FOUNDER,
SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ryan may respond to you with sounds and grunts in replacement of words. He can eat chicken rice every day for lunch and makes it a mandate to walk every aisle of the supermarket before heading home.

招财猫 (fortune cats) are his favourite thing, and he secretly dreams of being superman so he can help everyone and solve all the social issues.

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Debra Lam

CO-FOUNDER,
COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

If there is one thing that is torturous to Debra, it’s keeping quiet. A slight belly pooch now replaces her six packs and she loves being around water, but hates the rain.

She invites you to add on to the list of first impressions of her which includes loud and annoying, chilli padi and dwarf – all of which are somewhat true.

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Bernice Lim

HEAD,
MARKETING & PARTNERSHIPS

If you are an aspiring actor looking to upgrade your plethora of facial expressions, find Bernice.

She has extremely good facial muscle control, and can even present an expression that encompasses three or more emotions. She doesn’t like choosing where to eat for lunch and loves her dog, Ocean, a lot. Like really,
A LOT.

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Heng Li Seng

EXECUTIVE,
OPERATIONS

Fondly known for being a sim (yes that old school game) in office, Li Seng influenced everyone to buy metal straws in a bid to #savetheenvironment.

He cuddles teddy bears while working and thinks his best trait is his physical attractiveness. He is now on a quest to nudge more people to be greener.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER/JOIN US, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CV AND TELL US WHY!

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

 

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Winner of Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Singapore International Foundation

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Singapore Recipient of the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Programme for Start-Ups Award

DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia

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Singapore Recipient of the ASEAN-China Outstanding Young Startup Entrepreneur Award

ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Forum

Presidents Challenge Social Enterprise Award

Social Enterprise Start-Up of the Year, President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award

President’s Challenge

Social Care Awards 2017

Best Disability Focused Social Enterprise – Singapore, Social Care Awards

Global Health & Pharma 2017

Indochina Entreprise Awards 2017

Social Enterprise of the Year – Singapore, Indochina Enterprise Awards

Worldwide Business Review

Social Care Awards 2018

Disability Awareness Enterprise of the Year – South East Asia, Social Care Awards

Global Health & Pharma 2018

Singapore Business Awards

Best for Disabilities Social Inclusion Advocacy, Singapore Business Awards, APAC Insider

Worldwide Business Review