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Our awesome changemakers

Ken Chua

Ken Chua

Ken Chua, Head of Product Development & Director, (these)abilities: Ken started getting involved in changemaking at 17 with volunteering and school-based research projects. With a strong desire to “Disable Disabilities”, he founded (these)abilities, a design & technology company that designs & builds products together with persons with disabilities using high and low tech, design thinking & community engagement. They have worked with clients such as GRAB and SMRT among others to create and design disability friendly transport options.
Yeo Kia Yee

Yeo Kia Yee

Yeo Kia Yee, Project Lead, Access Map: An undergraduate, Kia Yee learnt about the limitations in accessibility through community engagement and volunteering. In starting Access Map, an online platform that features wheelchair-accessible routes to & within public spaces in Singapore, she hopes that everyone can play a part in building a more inclusive society by contributing information to make accessibility better known. Being an NUS student, she has been actively involved in supporting projects and initiatives focusing on making NUS a more accessible campus for students with special needs.
Ken Chua, Head of Product Development & Director, (these)abilities: Ken started getting involved in changemaking at 17 with volunteering and school-based research projects. With a strong desire to “Disable Disabilities”, he founded (these)abilities, a design & technology company that designs & builds products together with persons with disabilities using high and low tech, design thinking & community engagement. They have worked with clients such as GRAB and SMRT among others to create and design disability friendly transport options.
Yeo Kia Yee, Project Lead, Access Map: An undergraduate, Kia Yee learnt about the limitations in accessibility through community engagement and volunteering. In starting Access Map, an online platform that features wheelchair-accessible routes to & within public spaces in Singapore, she hopes that everyone can play a part in building a more inclusive society by contributing information to make accessibility better known. Being an NUS student, she has been actively involved in supporting projects and initiatives focusing on making NUS a more accessible campus for students with special needs.
Yeo Kia Yee, Project Lead, Access Map: An undergraduate, Kia Yee learnt about the limitations in accessibility through community engagement and volunteering. In starting Access Map, an online platform that features wheelchair-accessible routes to & within public spaces in Singapore, she hopes that everyone can play a part in building a more inclusive society by contributing information to make accessibility better known. Being an NUS student, she has been actively involved in supporting projects and initiatives focusing on making NUS a more accessible campus for students with special needs.

Nur Yusoff Smits

Nur Yusoff Smits, Co-Founder, Senior Active: As an Occupational Therapist, Nur deeply understands the importance of continuous participation of seniors in society. Senior Active works closely with seniors, caregivers, and clinicians for their programmes, particularly The Walking Movement which consists of weekly fitness trainings with seniors. Additionally, they have been working on creating a healthy working environment for seniors by offering heritage cooking classes where seniors pass on their skills to younger generations.
Kunqi

Li Kunqi

Li Kunqi, currently leading operations at CaptionCube, has worked across engineering, coaching to business development. Since uncovering the need for captions and their benefits in education and communication, she co-founded CaptionCube to provide captioning, transcription and multimedia support for academic and e-learning providers. CaptionCube is anchored by their social mission to build a more inclusive society through increasing accessibility with captions and providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Nur Yusoff Smits, Co-Founder, Senior Active: As an Occupational Therapist, Nur deeply understands the importance of continuous participation of seniors in society. Senior Active works closely with seniors, caregivers, and clinicians for their programmes, particularly The Walking Movement which consists of weekly fitness trainings with seniors. Additionally, they have been working on creating a healthy working environment for seniors by offering heritage cooking classes where seniors pass on their skills to younger generations.
Li Kunqi, currently leading operations at CaptionCube, has worked across engineering, coaching to business development. Since uncovering the need for captions and their benefits in education and communication, she co-founded CaptionCube to provide captioning, transcription and multimedia support for academic and e-learning providers. CaptionCube is anchored by their social mission to build a more inclusive society through increasing accessibility with captions and providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Ken Chua, Head of Product Development & Director, (these)abilities: Ken started getting involved in changemaking at 17 with volunteering and school-based research projects. With a strong desire to “Disable Disabilities”, he founded (these)abilities, a design & technology company that designs & builds products together with persons with disabilities using high and low tech, design thinking & community engagement. They have worked with clients such as GRAB and SMRT among others to create and design disability friendly transport options.
Yeo Kia Yee, Project Lead, Access Map: An undergraduate, Kia Yee learnt about the limitations in accessibility through community engagement and volunteering. In starting Access Map, an online platform that features wheelchair-accessible routes to & within public spaces in Singapore, she hopes that everyone can play a part in building a more inclusive society by contributing information to make accessibility better known. Being an NUS student, she has been actively involved in supporting projects and initiatives focusing on making NUS a more accessible campus for students with special needs.
Yeo Kia Yee, Project Lead, Access Map: An undergraduate, Kia Yee learnt about the limitations in accessibility through community engagement and volunteering. In starting Access Map, an online platform that features wheelchair-accessible routes to & within public spaces in Singapore, she hopes that everyone can play a part in building a more inclusive society by contributing information to make accessibility better known. Being an NUS student, she has been actively involved in supporting projects and initiatives focusing on making NUS a more accessible campus for students with special needs.
Nur Yusoff Smits, Co-Founder, Senior Active: As an Occupational Therapist, Nur deeply understands the importance of continuous participation of seniors in society. Senior Active works closely with seniors, caregivers, and clinicians for their programmes, particularly The Walking Movement which consists of weekly fitness trainings with seniors. Additionally, they have been working on creating a healthy working environment for seniors by offering heritage cooking classes where seniors pass on their skills to younger generations.
Li Kunqi, currently leading operations at CaptionCube, has worked across engineering, coaching to business development. Since uncovering the need for captions and their benefits in education and communication, she co-founded CaptionCube to provide captioning, transcription and multimedia support for academic and e-learning providers. CaptionCube is anchored by their social mission to build a more inclusive society through increasing accessibility with captions and providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Our Projects

Enabling Change

We run community engagement programmes that encourage changemakers to connect closely with & mobilise local communities, in order to prototype solutions that meet a real need. These are followed by concrete post programme support to ensure sustainability.

The latest is a 10-week programme that is part of "Enabling Change", aimed to impact on persons with disabilities and their caregivers in Singapore.

Enabling Change is a collaborative effort powered by Singtel and supported by the National Youth Council, *SCAPE, SG Enable, Eden Strategy Institute, and Singapore Makers, among others.

Singapore International Foundation

Singapore International Foundation's Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme inspires, equips and enables youth of different nationalities to start or scale up their social enterprises in Singapore and beyond. An annual program since 2010, it brings together social entrepreneurs from across the globe and provides selected social entrepreneurs the know-how and resources to create positive change for a better world. 

As one of the supporting organisations for the program, ChangeBug brought a practitioner’s approach to help entrepreneurs engage the community and measure the success of their social initiatives. Our workshops on Introduction to Community & You and Project Evaluation & Impact Assessment, gave entrepreneurs a practical approach to managing their local communities and evaluating the impact of their projects. 

This is the second time we are working with the organisers. At SAMH, our mission is Mental Wellness for All. We actively support the changemakers from ChangeBug’s programs because they are able to think out of the box and bring fresh perspectives - some of which can be applied back to our daily work.
— Lili Tan, Executive Director of Singapore Association for Mental Health

More than just numbers

151

Changemakers
Inspired

54

Projects
Supported

55

Experts
Involved

1020

Community
Members
Engaged

45

VWOs
Collaborated

Focusing on community engagement helped to ensure that our solutions are based on ground realities. The spirit of enabling real change for persons with disabilities carries on for all changemakers beyond the programme’s duration.
— Kia Yee, 19, Changemaker (Participant of Enabling Change)
 

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