Shopper/Hero
28 November - 21 December 2008
Show Room, Post-Museum
 
LIST OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS
 
  • Riverkids Project (NGO)
     

    The Riverkids Project works with families who live in the slums of Phnom Penh to prevent child trafficking. They run a kindergarten in a slum, before- and after-school care projects for older students as well as a vocational training programme for teenage girls to give them alternatives to the sex trade. Their counsellors ensure that the children in their programme stay in school, have a refuge in times of trouble and have access to healthcare. They also work with families to help improve family bonds.

     
    www.riverkidsproject.org
     
  • Cafédirect (Social Enterprise)
     

    Cafédirect is the UK’s largest Fairtrade hot drinks company. We buy from 39 producer organisations in 13 countries, ensuring that over a quarter of a million growers receive a decent income from trade. We work with farmers who have the expertise to provide the exceptional quality we require. This ensures that you enjoy the finest selection of coffees, teas and chocolate drinks. As part of our Gold Standard Fairtrade policy, over the past three years we have invested on average 60% of our profits in the businesses and communities of our grower partners.

     
    www.cafedirect.co.uk
     
  • Heart to Heart (NGO)
     

    Heart to Heart is a non-profit, non-government aided welfare set-up initiated by Teresa Hsu. The Service reaches out to the poor and needy by providing them with food and monetary assistance every month.

     
    www.hearttoheartservice.org
     
  • Isan Gallery (Social Enterprise)
     

    Set up by Singaporean architect Percy Vatsaloo, Isan Gallery is a showcase of many beautiful Indochinese artefacts and textiles including silk shawls and other items made by Ban Mai Roong Weaving Village which he set up to provide income for 40 families of a remote village in Isan through a fair wage system. In addition, a portion of the proceeds is used to fund modest community development and medical assistance projects in the Thai countryside and Laos.

     
    www.isangallery.com.sg
     
  • Doinky Doodles for
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Singapore) (NGO)
     

    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

     

    www.seashepherd.org

     

    Doinky Doodles is a shop/studio/gallery which houses creatures and other stuff made from second-hand clothing and fabric scraps.

     

    www.doinkydoodles.com

     
    Proceeds from this exhibition will go to whale- and shark-related work in Singapore and the region.
     
  • Vision Network Society (NGO)
     

    Striving towards the Millennium Development Goals (initiated by the United Nations in 2000 to halve global poverty by 2015), Vision Network Society, uses integral community development* (IntegraCD) to alleviate Asian poverty. Culture-sensitive volunteers partner with low-income communities to create a sustainable future.

    Vision Network Society has facilitated IntegraCD Centres/projects in Cambodia; China; East Malaysia; India; Indonesia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; The Philippines and Thailand.

    * Integral Community Development: A unified application of various individual essential or fundamental poverty-alleviation concepts.

    Vision Network Society will be sharing their experience in 3 talks:
    - 6 Dec, 4.30pm: Pickling for Profits
    - 13 Dec, 4.30pm: Eco-tourism
    - 20 Dec, 4.30pm: Community First Aid

     
    www.visionnetwork.org
     
    Proceeds from this exhibition will go to The VNS Tiddim Integral Community Development Centre (VNS Tiddim IntegraCD Centre) in the Chin state of Myanmar. The VNS Tiddim IntegraCD Centre offers free training on agriculture and other concepts of Integral Community Development towards a self-sustainable future.
     
  • Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) (NGO)
     

    Transient Workers Count Too was established to work for the improvement of conditions for both female and male workers. TWC2’s aim is to promote respect for domestic workers through education, and secure better treatment of domestic workers through legislation and other means.

     
    www.twc2.org.sg
     
    Proceeds from this exhibition will go to TWC2’s Helpline Service and Case Management.
     
  • Envizyme (Social Enterprise)
     

    Envizyme is a newly formed local company creating Back-to-Nature safe, effective and eco-friendly cleaning solutions made from the enzymes of fruit and vegetables.

     
    www.envizyme.com
     
    Many thanks for the support of Pixel Hippie Creatives (poster) and Bloomerang (hangers).
     
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    Latest update: 0411 on 10 Dec 2008