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Socialthon 2017 – An Initiative by Yayasan Mendaki & Mendaki Club

Socialthon 2017 – An Initiative by Yayasan Mendaki & Mendaki Club

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Join fellow youths and young professionals for a morning of brainstorming and problem-solving at a social hackathon event!

Date: 22 July 2017, Saturday
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre, Room 324

Register at https://socialthon.eventbrite.com/

Come as a group, or sign-up as an individual. Winning projects will be provided with seed funding of up to $3,500 to prototype their ideas and create positive social impact.

Join Socialthon 2017 to take on emerging community issues in 5 key areas:

  • Enterprise & Start-up Culture
  • Technology, Innovation & Jobs
  • Society & Health
  • Liveability & The Environment
  • The Arts & Culture


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Enterprise and Start-Up Culture
Mentor: Mr Salleh Marican, Founder of Second Chance Properties Ltd
Project Sponsor: VersaFleet, a cloud-hosted one-stop portal designed to help fleet operators effectively manage their operations


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Technology, Innovation and Jobs
Mentor: Mr Khairu Rejal, Managing Partner at Rekanext VC
Project Sponsor: Tinkertanker, a technology and education company started by teachers and programmers


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Society (Health)
Mentor: Ms Roslinah Rajab, Executive Producer with TRISAKTI PRODUCTIONS PTE LTD
Project Sponsor: Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association (MHPA)


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Liveability and the Environment
Mentor: Mr Jeffrey Wandly, Founder of Maya Gallery


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The Arts and Culture
Mentor: Dr Azhar Ibrahim Alwee, Lecturer at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Project Sponsor: Malay Heritage Centre (MHC)



09.30 am Arrival of Guests and Registration

10.00 am Introduction to Socialthon 2017

10.15 am Presentations by Project Sponsors

10.45 am Ice Breakers + Tea Break

11.25 am Participants to be seated

11.30 am Arrival of GOH, Minister Yaacob Ibrahim

11.35 am Speech by GOH, Minister Yaacob Ibrahim

11.45 am Human Library segment & Hacking Begins:

Participants use hacking segment and tours exhibits

1.15 pm Registration for Leadership Incubator v2.0 and Lunch

1.30 pm End of Event


After Socialthon 2017, teams who are interested may choose to join the Mendaki Club Leadership Incubator (LI) 2.0 to take their ideas through a guided prototyping stage.

The LI 2.0 is a series of events and capacity building workshops to engage students and young professionals via rising awareness of issues concerning the local community from August to October. Teams are expected to attend 5 core workshops and a choice of 1 elective workshop, culminating in a pitch to a panel of mentors and industry experts on 21 October 2017. Winning teams will be provided with seed funding of up to $3,500 to prototype their ideas and create positive social impact.

Core Workshop 1                  Fundamentals of Design Thinking
Core Workshop 2                  Learning Journey & Fieldtrip
Core Workshop 3                  Leadership for Impact
Core Workshop 4                  Intro to Project Management
Core Workshop 5                  Technology in Everyday Life
Elective Workshop 6a          Change Activism
Elective Workshop 6b          Marketing Communications


First session: 11th August 2017, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Second session: 25th August 2017, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Third session: 16th September 2017, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Fourth session: 29th September 2017, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Fifth session: 7th October 2017, 12.00pm to 4.00pm



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Youth from aged 18 to 35.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! You don’t need to bring anything for the event.

How do I win the the prize?

Projects who go for three months of Leadership Incubator may pitch to win the prize up to $3,500.

Must all teammates attend the Leadership Incubator sessions? How long is each session?

Not all, you may send representatives to attend the workshop. Each workshop is 2 hours long.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest train station is Promenade MRT.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may email to Wardha at wardha@mendaki.org.sg or call her at 6245 5717.

For more information about Socialthon 2017, please visit here.

About Yayasan MENDAKI

Yayasan MENDAKI (Council for the Development of Singapore Malay/Muslim Community) is a pioneer Self-Help Group formed in 1982 dedicated to empower the community through excellence in education, in the context of a multi-racial and multi-religious Singapore.

MENDAKI targets the lower 30% of the Malay/Muslim community and our programmes, preventive and developmental in nature, are highly subsidised. Our programmes are designed to supplement or complement national initiatives. MENDAKI works extensively with strategic partners that share and support its vision. They consist of government agencies, schools, mosques, Malay/Muslim organisations, employers, community centres and MAECs, family & student service centres and many more in realising its mission to navigate, empower and position the Malay/Muslim community at the forefront of excellence.

About MENDAKI Club

MENDAKI Club, or MClub, is a community of Malay/Muslim students and young professionals, ranging from 13 to 35 years old, who are engaged in programmes seeking to uplift our community, Singapore and the world. We engage in strategic youth development initiatives and participate actively in discussions on current developments in the local and global arena. We also strive to build bridges within the Malay/Muslim community and between our community and other communities in Singapore and abroad, to promote mutual understanding and cooperation.

MClub was launched in 2000 by then-DPM Lee Hsien Loong and constantly seeks new and interested individuals to be part of its growing community. We are a registered society affiliated with the Malay/Muslim self-help group, Yayasan MENDAKI, although our activities and programmes are largely organised and run by volunteers from a wide range of professions and backgrounds.

Our vision is to build a dynamic and progressive young generation of Malay/Muslim Singaporeans with a strong commitment to society while being plugged into the global community. As such, our programmes encourage and enable participants to:

  • Aspire
  • Build excellence in their areas of contribution (work, community, etc.)
  • Commit to serving the community
  • Develop positive connections

Please feel free to visit Mendaki Cub’s Facebook page for more information.

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