Harnessing The Healing Power of Music

According to neuroscience research, music is one of the few activities that stimulates and uses the entire brain. It also increases the growth of new brain cells, which is critical for enhancing positivity and for rehabilitation of disorders such as strokes and dementia.

Music can also benefit those with physical and learning disabilities, those suffering from Alzheimer’s, as well as people with hearing and visual impairments.

Zaya: Empowering Children Through Education

Zaya means “destiny” in Mongolian and that’s exactly what Zaya Learning Labs is trying to achieve – to empower each and every child to achieve their destiny through education.

Zaya Learning Labs

They Prove You're Never Too Old To Be An Entrepreneur

The founders of I'm Soul Inc believe that age doesn't matter as long as you have a passion for making the world a better place.

The Craft Business That Trains and Employs Minority Women in China

All they wanted to do was make beautiful things, then the founders of Indigo Art Studio ended up working with village women from the Bai ethnic group in Dali, China, empowering them through craftwork.

Financial Education For Youth in China? There’s An App For That

But Be Better, a China-based social enterprise (SE) is one of the first organisations to offer financial education to children and youth in the country.

The Woman Who Creates Impact With Patterns

Renyung Ho’s path was cemented by her thesis, though it wasn’t the academic life she chose – the 30-year-old studied sociology at university and wrote her thesis on social entrepreneurship, which led eventually led to her socially conscious artisan-made label, MATTER. She’s all about forging and promoting connections, which is what’s carried MATTER this far in merely two years.

VIDEO: Why Does The World Need Social Entrepreneurs?

“Because we need to be part of the solution not the problem.” Hear socially responsible entrepreneurs from across Asia explain why the world needs social enterprises.

The App That Brings Audio Books To Visually Impaired Children In China

Beijing Baoyi started with an app that allowed the blind to use a smartphone. Now they're serving visually impaired children with an audio book app that kids and parents love.

Their Healthy Food Helps Educate Taiwan’s Needy Children

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VIDEO: The Big Issue Taiwan (Portraits of Purpose)

Published in four continents, The Big Issue is a street newspaper that is supporting the homeless and vulnerable, and helping that break the poverty cycle. The social enterprise sells the magazines to the to its vendors at a discounted rate, which in turn are sold to the public with profits going to these vendors. 

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