The Social Gifting team has been working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of many. We are committed to bringing smiles to the faces of those who need it most by providing them with essential resources and support. Our team consists of the most dedicated and passionate individuals who work tirelessly day and night to bring the best possible service to our beneficiaries. With your help, we can continue making a positive impact on countless lives.

Dr Kelvin Tan (Honorary Mentor)

Dr Kelvin Tan is passionate to mentor aspiring entreprepreneurs and empower them to realise their full potentials.

He has opened many doors for Social Gifting such as Ageing Asia Conference, SingPost Re:Post Upcycling Initiative, OCBC Graduate Talent Project Innovate, Chingay and many more.

Join Dr Kelvin Tan to make the world a better place with more empowerment.


Bryan Long is the founder of Unaverage, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Fellow at the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE).

Bryan has mentored more than 300 hundreds startups and taught Lean Startup to employees and students across ASEAN, Bangladesh and India.

Join Bryan to make a difference to empower the disadvantage community.

VALEN TAN HUSISTEIN (FOUNDER & Chief Empowerment Officer)

Inspired by her 3 children, Valen decided to pursue a career in the Social Service Sector. With the support of Singapore Univeristy of Social Sciences, she started Social Gifting to provide meaningful activities / passive income to people who are unable to leave home due to caregiving duties or physical constraints.

Come join her mission to empower the less fortunate to build on their strengths and enable them to live an enriching life with dignity.


Duygu is originally from Turkey, studied Chemical Engineering as a bachelor degree and pursued her MBA from Seoul National University. Before beginning her current position at Social Gifting she worked for one of the international advertising companies in Dubai.

Duygu was always eager to contribute to a positive change whether in a personal or professional level, that’s why she is very grateful for having the opportunity to use her expertise to support the mission of Social Gifting.

Jennifer Lim (Volunteer Development Coach)

Jennifer's mission is to live by example in her life to inspire and transform dreams that matter into reality.
With a Professional Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation, she wants to use her coaching and training skills to add more value to social enterprise. She believes that when social enterprise fulfills their mission, they will in return, make a more significant impact for their chosen beneficiary.

Athena Ho (Finance Manager)

With a degree in Accounting and Finance, Athena spent 17 years in the corporate world in Finance.

Now blessed with 2 daughters, she is grateful to be given this opportunity to give back to society through her work at Social Gifting, where the differently-abled can be recognised and empowered through their craftwork, thereby allowing them to lead meaningful, enriching and fulfilling lives.


Catherine decided to take bold steps to return to the workforce after providing a few years of caregiving duties to her family.

She hopes to join Social Gifting to provide meaningful work to the underprivileged and help them find meaning in life.

She is the go-to person when we need back-end support and helps to ensure all orders are delivered smoothly.

Aqilah Yunus (Craft Coach)

Equipped with passion and crafting skills, Aqilah is set to use her bubbly character to bring joy to the differently-abled crafters.

Aqilah is an avid toy collector and loves to bake. She hopes to put her positive energy to good use - to recharge the team and bring out the positive strength and attitude in the crafters.

Her tagline is "If there is a will, there is a way!"

Zhang Xinyun
(Marketing & Logistics Assistant)

As an empathetic and cheerful person, Xin Yun is always willing to take on the opportunity to do her part in making a difference in society.

Caylyn & Raylyn Husistein (junior models)

Our junior models who are always ready to volunteer with us and take part in photo-taking.

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Social Gifters

Social Gifters (CE8)

January to June 2023

Led By Jie Hui and Marcus

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row (Co-Leaders): Jie Hui , Marcus

Second Row (Logistics): Jason, Emilia, Jolyn, Husnani

Third Row (Finance): Raihan, Joseph, Daphne, Kae Jian

Fourth Row (Sales & Business Development): Lucas, Hui Yu, Kishen, Xin Yu, Zandra

Fifth Row (Marketing): Jerome, Zhi Yan, Qian Wen, Crystal, Athena, Callie

Sixth Row (Volunteer Management): Hayes, Edward, Sammi, Celine, Xin Ying, Li Ling

Social Gifters (CE7)

June to December 2022

Led by Kristal & Sruthi

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row: Sruthi (Co-Leader), Kristal (Co-Leader)

Second Row: Mattias, Charlotte, Stefanie, Su Theng (Finance), Ying Shuen, Elyn (Marketing)

Third Row: Maranda, Odelia, Chen Sin (Marketing), Song Yin, Wei Fen, Elize (Logistics)

Fourth Row: Hasidie, Janyse (Logistics), Gita, Jackson, Wendi, Irfan (Volunteer Management)

Fifth Row: Carissa (Volunteer Management), Lionel, Nicole, Aarti, Alicia, Heng Wei (Sales & Business Development)

Social Gifters (CE6)

December 2021 to June 2022

Capstone Project: Impact Festival 2022

Led by Dexter & En Ying

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row: Dexter (Co-Leader), En Ying (Co-Leader), Kristle, Ci En, Sheryl, Zhi Xiu (Volunteer Management)

Second Row: Jia Wen, Athena, Ryan, Cherie (Finance), Cen Min (Sales & Business Development)

Third Row: Wilson, Fang Ru, Ivy, ZiQun (Sales & Business Development), Gabrielle, Charmaine, Chang Jing (Logistics)

Fourth Row: Say Guan, Jun Wei (Logistics), Adilah, Meagan, Ovini, Petrina, Xin Ying (Marketing)

Social Gifters (CE5)

June to December 2021

Capstone Project: SingPost Re:post Uncycling Initiative

Led by YiZhen & Juana

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Juana (Co-leader), Yi Zhen (Co-leader), Rachel, Natalie (Volunteer Management)

Second row: Joanna, Felicia (Volunteer Management), Eugena, Carina, Lei Feng, Paul (Finance)

Third row: Ephraim, Michelle, Abigail, Benedict (Sales & Biz Development), Jia Wen, Ze Ying (Logistics)

Forth row: Coco, Mitchell (Logistics), Dylan, Ling Ling, Jing Xuan, Liz (Marketing)

Social Gifters (CE4)

December 2020 to June 2021
Capstone Project: Social Gifting Corporate Video

Led by AnnaAngel

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Anna (Leader), Angel (Co-leader)

Second row: Gabriel, Pamela, Su Min, Zyron,(Biz Development), Timothy (Finance)

Third row: Valencia, Yun Hui (Finance), Esther, Grace, Chloe (Marketing)

Forth row: Rachel (Marketing), Carrie, Jona, Lin Hui, Yi Xian (Volunteer Management)

Fifth row: Jason, Jayna, Mayfanny, Shannon, Zixin (Sales & Logistics)

Social Gifters (CE3)

June to December 2020

Led by Yasmin & Adela

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Yasmin (Leader), Denise, Jaclyn, Megan (Sales & Logistics)

Second row: Adela (Leader), Rosini, Darlene, Krithikah (Biz Development)

Third row: Kuan Lian (Finance), Dion, Shaun, Yan Ru (Marketing)

Forth row: Izzatie (Finance), Clarrisa, Melanie, Jing Ning (Volunteer Management)

Students Mentors:  Shawn Tan, Leonard Soh, Ayden Lin, Lee Ping Swen

Social Gifters (CE2)

January to June 2020

Led by Ayden Lin Hui & Angel Lone

(Names from back to front, left to right)

Third row: Ying Rui (Finance), Aaron (Biz Dev), Ayden (Leader)
Second row: Henni (Sales & Log), Wan Zhen (Biz Dev),
Kelly (Biz Dev), Hannah (Volunteer Mgt), Kusala (Biz Dev I/C), Evelyn (Marketing), Lee Ting (Finance), Angel (Co-leader)

First row: Jolyn (Sales & Log I/C), Pearlyn (Sales and Log), Karen (Volunteer Mgt), Qai (Marketing I/C),
Kai Ting (Marketing), Olivia (Marketing), Elaine (Finance I/C), Hanisah (Volunteer Mgt), Hui Sing (Volunteer Mgt I/C)

Not in photo: Lan Juan (Finance), Hui Eng (Sales and Log)

Social Gifters (CE1)

August to November 2019

Led by Shawn & Loysius

(Names from back to front, left to right)

Leader: Shawn Tan

Co-leader: Loysius Lai 

Logistic I/C: Leonard Soh

Finance Specialist #1: Goh Jun Xiong

Sales I/C: Stephanie Lim

Marketing I/C #1: Lee Ping Swen

Marketing I/C #2: Sheryl Leong 

Finance Specialist #2: Nur Iffah Liyana

Lee Ping Swen
(Honourary Founding Member)

August 2019 to June 2021

With prior knowledge of Social Enterprise from her polytechnic education, Ping Swen grew interest for Social Gifting during her community engagement as she witnessed how elderly were empowered through the crafting program.

Ping has contributed to Social Gifting by developing B2B segment and through that, she has successfully brought in our biggest sales of 9,000 felt pouches.

We would like to thank her for her contributions to Social Gifting and for guiding the SUSS Social Gifters to continue doing good for the community.