Flour Power (B2BB Pte Ltd)

Social Enterprise Stories

Flour Power (B2BB Pte Ltd)

I took a 6-month sabbatical in 2011 to teach English as a volunteer in Cambodia and Thailand. When I came back, I did a bit of reflection and asked myself why I had to go so far to help kids when I can start right here at home. So I spent a few years talking to people and understanding the gap in the social fabric in Singapore and where I could help in a small way. Was given the opportunity to work full time in an established social enterprise to learn the ropes and then here I am. My philosophy is simple. I am blessed so that I can be a blessing to others. In whatever small way I can, I hope that Flour Power can make a difference to the lives of the kids and their parents.
Our business currently is small and nimble enough for us to be able to accommodate requests to cater to the needs of different group of trainees. We are therefore able to structure the programme now to kids who are still in school and want to try to see if baking suits them or those who are about to graduate and of course older ones who have graduated. We also are able to cater to short term or one-off baking programmes for kids with special needs as well.
It must have been when our trainee told a customer who asked him where he wanted to work next time and he said “Flour Power”.
(: The key challenge i face is trying to juggle the social part of the business versus the enterprise portion to achieve financial sustainability in the short and long run.
My dream for the social enterprise is to be able to start little booths or stalls for the trainees to run together with their family members. We will provide the baked items from our central kitchen and the profit will go towardssupporting themselves and their family.