BABA Lab + Social Gifting: Finding Meaning through Craft-making
BABA Lab (Japan)
Kuwahara-san was born in 1974 in Saitama City, Japan. Because of her passionate interest in senior communities and their working culture, she started the 'BABA lab' project in 2011 to create the right mechanisms and services necessary to serve our ageing society.https://www.facebook.com/shizuka.kuwahara.7
Valen Tan Husistein
Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer
Social Gifting (Singapore)
Inspired by her 3 children, Valen left the private sector and took a Fundraising role in the Social Service Sector. To develop a stronger theoretical foundation of the sector, she decided to pursue a degree in Social Work at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). With the support of SUSS, she started Social Gifting to provide meaningful activities / passive income to people who are unable to leave home due to caregiving duties or physical constraints.linkedin.com/in/valenhusi
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