Happy Pancakes Cafe
The Happy Pancakes Café supports the ambitions of young people, from financially-disadvantaged families in Singapore and Japan, by giving them the opportunity to develop their creativity and hone their artistic talents.
They believe by engaging the young people in arts and cultural programmes, they can nurture them into confident, resilient and compassionate young adults. The Happy Pancakes Café supports these programmes, which aims to level the playing field for them, and hopes to inspire and encourage young people to work towards fulfilling their dreams regardless of their personal circumstances.
Proceeds from the café will go towards The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and NPO Little Creators (Tokyo).
10 Square @ Orchard Central (10sq)
Originally a car park, 10sq by The RICE Company Limited (RICE) is an arts training centre for young people. 10sq’s space and programmes are designed as a catalyst for young people to initiate new creative ideas and be inspired to reach beyond their limits.
10sq is also home to more than 100 youth budding artists, majority of them whom are beneficiaries of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, pursuing an arts training programme in Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts and Music.
RICE is a non-for-profit organisation that harvests the potential of the arts and culture for the development of human lives and connecting communities locally and around the world.