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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Project Dignity Singapore

Project Dignity was established in Singapore in 2010 with a singular mission: to restore dignity to the disabled and disadvantaged. Through local heritage cuisine and the hawker food court, the social enterprise has made great strides in solving unemployment among marginalised groups and was recently awarded the 2018 Global Health & Pharma Social Care Awards. To date, the company has trained and placed close to 800 adults with special needs, generated more than $7 million in impact and engaged more than 2000 organisations from Fortune 500 MNCs and government scholars to SMEs and NGOs.

This inaugural partnership with Cambridge Cares is an important step for Project Dignity towards sustainability outreach. Food waste accounts for about 10 per cent of the total waste generated in Singapore, but only 17 per cent of the food waste is recycled. Tapping the academic expertise of Dr Albert Fisher and his team, the company hopes to use relatable science education to raise awareness on food waste management, starting with their network of Singapore schools under Dignity Outreach.

Dignity Outreach is one of Project Dignity’s social business units providing team bonding services and CSR consultancy. Combining hands-on cooking with community-driven interaction, its flagship programmes act as a platform for businesses to conduct meaningful team building and achieve corporate citizenship objectives.