What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Till date, we have managed to influence close to 1000 students, with a strong positive feedback from teachers of the schools that we went to. There are more upcoming training sessions in other schools as well. Generally, students who participated in the program developed a greater appreciation towards community involvement projects.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
The enterprise has projected that over the next 3 years, we will be able to reach out to an additional 3000 students. Envisage is currently looking at establishing partnerships with welfare organisations, so that participants can easily sign up for voluntary work with the organisations after participating in our program. We are expecting a sign-up rate of 80% of students. Also, we are expecting to mentor or seek mentor for students who are interested in establishing their own social enterprise. We hope to at least help the growth of another 5 social enterprises over the next 3 years.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
The issue of service quality could become a hinder to the brand development of the enterprise. In view of this issue, Envisage will always hold a 2 hour training program for the facilitators before the actual run.
Also, if the teachers were to perceive the program as low-value, the take-up rate would decline. In view of this issue, Envisage will be constantly revamping our products to tie in with the vision set by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
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Secure the support of 3 schools, with 300 participants each
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In addition to the 6 month goal, to conduct 1 full training session in a neighboring country
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
One of our founder, Stanley, is a strong advocate of social enterprise and was the President of the Student in Free Enterprises Club in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. One day, during a chit chatting session, our mentor and Stanley suddenly arrived to a idea of making use of simulation games to supplement the current education system in Singapore.
As a result, Stanley pulled together the currently team, made up of people who are passionate about guiding youths to channel their energy towards contributing to the society. This is how we got started.