Our Faces of Inspiration

Get to Know Our Staff Driving Our Mission Forward –

Soo Hong Kai, Trainer

Meet Soo Hong Kai, our Training Executive at the Logistics and Fulfillment Social Enterprise.  Aspiring to work in the social service sector, her journey began with an internship at Bizlink Centre, where she had the chance to interact with persons with disabilities. The experience fueled her desire to delve deeper into this field, eventually leading her to her current role. 

Hong Kai’s primary role involves training beneficiaries to work on real-life projects, where she identifies their strengths and assigns suitable tasks accordingly. She then guides them through these tasks while also providing behavioral intervention in a working setting. Additionally, she conducts other training programmes such as digital literacy, enabling beneficiaries to gain relevant and updated skills. 

Hong Kai oversees a 10-day job trial to assess potential beneficiaries' abilities and suitability to work in the Logistics and Fulfillment Social Enterprise.  She will also assess suitable beneficiaries for right-skilling - beneficiaries who are ready and have the potential to take on higher value roles that yield better income. 

Supporting beneficiaries with more complex issues can be challenging, but Hong Kai addresses this by learning from colleagues who are more experienced and attending relevant courses where she not only gets to upgrade herself, but also meets like-minded industry peers who share their experiences.

Witnessing the smiles on the beneficiaries' faces and receiving their appreciation serves as a strong motivation. Her interactions with beneficiaries have also instilled in her a sense of gratitude for the simple joys in life that are often taken for granted. 

Beyond work, Hong Kai has an interesting hobby - thrifting. This hobby stemmed from a practical need to revamp her wardrobe and buying new clothes is costly. This experience sparked her interest in thrifting as she enjoys the thrill of treasure hunting (Fun fact, most of her clothes and homeware are second-hand).

Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships

Promoting Inclusivity,
Accessible Technology for All

We take joy in sharing our work with our supportive partners, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Engineering Good, who visited our workshop and social enterprises. We look forward to fostering stronger collaboration in the future, making technology accessible and user-friendly for our beneficiaries.

Uniting for a Greater Impact:
SMMWU’s Visit to Bizlink Centre

We were happy to host The Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union (SMMWU)'s visit to Bizlink Centre. This visit provides us with a good opportunity to share the cause we serve and showcase the products and services delivered by our beneficiaries. We look forward to forging a stronger partnership with SMMWU.

Community Engagement & Fundraising

Making friends
through origami-making

Our beneficiaries participated in an engaging origami making session conducted by students from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. This provided a good opportunity for fun interactions and an inclusive experience both for the students and our clients.  Learning new craft also supported our clients in building their fine motor skills. 

Hari Raya Festive Giving

During this Hari Raya celebration, we were grateful to receive generous sponsorships of lunch and green packets from Hjh Maimunah Restaurant & Catering and snacks and gifts from HezomXpress. Your benevolence added a touch of joy to the festival, brightening the hearts of all involved.  

Fostering the growth of our young generation to make a positive difference in the lives of others

A group of 50 trainees specializing in WS Dip CED (Work Study Diploma, Community Engagement Development) at ITE College Central visited our Day Activity Centre, workshops and various social enterprises. This visit aimed to deepen their understanding of the social service sector and the impactful work we undertake. We hope that this experience will serve as an inspiration for their future endeavors.

Our annual Flagship Event – Bizlink Flag Day 2023

Our annual flagship event, Bizlink Flag Day 2023, successfully took place on 24 June 2023 across 7 locations islandwide. Through this event, we raised over $45,000. These funds will enable us to continue our mission of empowering persons with disabilities and the disadvantaged through training and employment opportunities. The resounding success of Flag Day would not have been possible without the unwavering support and dedication of our donors, beneficiaries and their caregivers, volunteers, and colleagues. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who generously contributed their time and effort during the weekend to make this fundraising event a triumph.

Fostering Global Connections:
Korean DaeJeon Jung-gu Council visits Bizlink Centre

The esteemed delegates of the Korean DaeJeon Jung-gu Council embarked on a field trip to Singapore with the aim of gaining insights into our dynamic social service landscape. It was truly an honour for us to welcome them and offer an in-depth look at the meaningful work we undertake. During the visit, we showcased our social enterprises, providing them with valuable insights into the training and employment opportunities made available for persons with disabilities at Bizlink Centre.

Inclusivity Through Sports

Bizlink Centre took part in the Inclusive Sports Festival held at Our Tampines Hub. During the event, our beneficiaries and their devoted caregivers experienced joy and excitement as they actively engaged in a wide array of sports and activities. This heartwarming event brought our community together and further amplified awareness of Bizlink Centre's support for persons with disabilities.

Organisation Development

A Milestone in Inclusion:
Bizlink Centre Awarded The Enabling Mark (Platinum)

Bizlink Centre is proud to be awarded The Enabling Mark (Platinum)! This prestigious award acknowledges the dedication of both individuals and organisations in fostering an inclusive workplace for persons with disabilities. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to SG Enable and the Award’s esteemed judges for recognizing Bizlink Centre’s work towards disability inclusion, as well as to our  colleagues, partners and donors whose support made this achievement possible. We remain steadfast in our mission to empower persons with disabilities through training and employment opportunities.

Logistics & e-Commerce Fulfilment Training Centre

Bizlink Centre will be setting up a simulated e-commerce and logistics fulfilment training centre to train persons with disabilities by end of this year.  The training will provide skillsets needed in the growth industry of logistics and e-commerce fulfilment.  We thank our donors from the Raffles Institution Cohort of 77/79 who contributed to the funds towards the fit-out of the training centre.

Our Annual Report is out now!

Check out our latest 2022/2023 Annual Report up on our website as to what we've done over the past year for our beneficiaries here at Bizlink Centre!

View here!