Speech by President Halimah Yacob at the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award Networking Event
One example is Homage, the joint-winner of the 2017 President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year Award. Homage taps on technology to connect caregivers with those in need of care, exemplifying the model of the sharing economy.
Madam Halimah noted that many social enterprises do recognise the need to adapt, and are leading the way in the new economy. She cited Homage, a “user-friendly and effective” app which connects caregivers with those in need of care.
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Like a Grab for elder care, Homage matches suitable caregivers to seniors who need help. “We want to improve their quality of life in the comfort of their homes,” said Homage co-founder Ms Tee.