2021 Dsg Bootcamp – Guest Judge
Our Executive Director, Ms Jamuna Rani, is honoured to be one of the guest judges for the Design for Social Good (Dsg) Bootcamp run by the School of X. In partnership with a few social service agencies (SSAs) and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). The Bootcamp’s objective was to understand better the obstacles that prevent volunteers from creating sustained impacts with NPOs and use a human-centred design lens to develop solutions to tackle this challenge.
School of X is a real-world learning platform that teaches people how to use human-centred design methods and tools to tackle complex challenges their organisations face while working on solving them.
By tackling the challenge of volunteer engagement and management to produce more significant impacts for beneficiaries, participants have learned and applied design thinking skills that have enabled them to devise innovative solutions to a long-running issue.
Here are the summaries of each of the participating NPOs. Feel free to click on the link to know more:
- Cycling Without Age
Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elders get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw, and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.
- Catholic Welfare Services
Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) is a non-profit social service organisation founded in 1959 to uplift the lives of the less fortunate in the community.
- Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support
Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd (Babes) is a non-profit organisation committed to ensuring that every pregnant teenager in need of support be aware of the options she has and is given the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding her pregnancy.
- Club Rainbow
We support and empower children with chronic illnesses and their families by providing compassionate, relevant services in their journey towards an enriching life.
- Metta Welfare Association
We are dedicated to delivering social service programmes for individuals and families by collaborating with our donors, partners, vendors and community organisations.
The judges will provide feedback to the teams and rank the groups according to the following criteria.
Best All-Rounder: which team presented the best overall solution, based on the evaluation criteria below
Most Innovative: which team presented the most creative, fresh approach to tackling their challenge
After much deliberation by the expert panel, the Best All Rounder and Most Innovative Organisation results are finally out. Congratulations to the following organisations.
Best All-Rounder: Catholic Welfare services
Most Innovative: Cycling without Age
Another category of winners is not decided by the expert panels but instead, an audience vote. Congratulations to Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support for winning the “Most Lovable” team award!
Once again, Congratulations to all winning organisations!