The Bezer Initiative aims to attract and empower able Singaporeans to open up their homes for short- to medium-term respite care for these youths at risk. The objective of respite care is to provide for basic physiological needs, safety needs, sense of belonging, which will position these youths to build their lives and reintegrate into the community and, if possible, with their families.
1 in 150 children in Singapore has autism. Despite this, many children with autism face an uncertain future, with little to no hope of employment, independence, or any meaningful participation in society. This is a challenge their families often have to struggle through alone.
In response, this project was birthed to test the methodology that people with autism (PWAs) can be empowered and included through learning to cook. The food cooked will be given to the underprivileged, allowing PWAs to learn valuable skills, interact, grow, and give back to their communities.
In August 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched a brutal genocide against the Yazidis in Sinjar, Iraq, prompting tens of thousands to flee north to Iraqi Kurdistan. Five years on, the majority of these Yazidis remain in limbo as internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps.
This project is targeted specifically at creating opportunities for livelihood for Yazidi IDPs as a means of increasing their financial, cultural and social capital in a manner that restores dignity, with a view to raising their social mobility in the long run.
What does it take to disrupt cyclical poverty among the urban poor? This project redeeming time aims to explore this question in partnership with House of Hope, a charity serving some 1,500 families in Penang, Malaysia.
In its 13 years of work, the House of Hope has observed that although many families desire to improve their circumstances, they are caught up with their daily struggles and fail to take serious action towards long term change.
The founders of Migrant x Me (MxMe), Isabel Phua and Chew Chen Hao were impassioned by the injustice that migrant workers face. The duo has spent the last five years working with the migrant worker community. In the process, they discovered that the lack of understanding of migrant workers in Singapore is a key proponent to unspoken prejudice against these foreigners. MxMe is their response today. Solve n+1 journeyed with the founders to eventually develop the 'prejudice' trail, their flagship learning journey aimed at educating the public on the roots of prejudice.