Young social entrepreneur Elijah Ng spoke at an international conference, along with fellow Singaporeans Elim Chew and Kenny Low.
By Christal Ong
For his 15th birthday, Elijah Ng raised funds for prescription eyewear for myopic children in Medan. Now 16, Ng was one of the youngest speakers at The International Practice Communion of Social Innovation Entrepreneurship between Taiwan and Singapore conference held on Nov. 23 and 24 at Taipei, Taiwan.
The forum promoted social entrepreneurship by exploring and studying successful social enterprises worldwide was jointly organized by the Foundation of Women’s Rights Promotion and Development (FWRPD) and Taiwan Social Entrepreneurship Society.
In his presentation, Ng shared about his journey as a social entrepreneur, starting with Art With A HeART, a novel project where art enthusiasts purchase high quality canvases and paint from a pushcart stall at a shopping mall. Proceeds of the sales go to underprivileged children in Singapore. His other works include Project Vision, the donation of prescription glasses to needy children in Medan.
Ng was part of a Singapore contingent that spoke in Taiwan, which included Elim Chew, founder of retail chain 77th Street, who was a keynote speaker at the forum and Kenny Low, founder of performing arts center O School and private college City College.