THE NEW SKILL EXCHANGE ECONOMY
ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS: RYO TADA, EGE SAVAS, MENGLIN YE, ALYSSA KONG, CALLY LING JIA QI, AXEL CHIN, SHAINA TAN
We believe that Singaporeans want to help their fellow citizens, but a lack of information and social barriers can be a problem. SUKA SUKA is a platform that allows members of the public to both ask for and give help to whoever is in need of it.
SUKA SUKA is a platform that connects people, who need a helping hand, with someone who is happy to help and engenders social interactions and friendships between these people. Consisting of a smartphone App and series of physical kiosks located in Hawker Centres and community centres, our platform is inclusive, easy to use, and obligation free. A form of incentives may be implemented to further encourage interactions and live by “sharing is caring” in Singapore!
Our research in Singapore determined that many elderly Singaporeans wanted to continue to be able to contribute to society post retirement. We also found that opportunities for social interaction are in decline due to trends such as decentralised working. Finally, we found that the Hawker centres in Singapore were a core location for meeting and social interactions.
The dual goals of SUKA SUKA are to provide opportunities for all to contribute and share with society and to help build community.