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Updated: 11/22/2012 05:21 | By Channel NewsAsia

Book on social entrepreneurship launched

Book on social entrepreneurship launched


Book on social entrepreneurship launched

SINGAPORE : The Social and Family Development Ministry on Wednesday launched a book on social entrepreneurship, to raise awareness that social enterprises can be viable business opportunities that support the needy in the community.

Minister of State for Social and Family Development Halimah Yacob launched the book and visited a garment alteration business.

The business supports needy women and is among 10 successful social enterprises featured in the book.

The 50—page book will be available at libraries, family service centres, as well as Community Development Councils.

Madam Halimah said: "The 10 social enterprises...are all examples of viable enterprises, business enterprises but with a social mission. And that social mission is where they provide employment opportunities (and) training.

"We want to profile the social enterprise as a viable option for a viable business opportunity with a heart, with a bottom line to support the socially disadvantaged in our community."

— CNA/ms

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