Bamboo Builders is a distinctive social enterprise that builds social entrepreneurs. We do this by working with urban and rural schools throughout Southeast Asia to build future-ready leaders of character who are community-grounded, yet relevant for the ASEAN region.

With a vision to alleviate poverty through improving education access, Bamboo Builders trains, and mentors rural youths to initiate school-based businesses that help subsidize school overheads and students’ expenses.

In Singapore, Bamboo Builders harnesses experiences gleaned abroad to equip local budding social entrepreneurs with problem-solving mindsets and skills through field applications.

To date, Bamboo Builders' food waste program has diverted to beneficiaries in need more than 2730kg of food in Singapore. It has also trained more than 500 young adults from seven countries, initiating more than 15 social projects regionally. Also, it has successfully incepted 9 social enterprises, 4 of which are in rural Vietnam and Myanmar.

Our Story


Meet the Team

Gabriel Tan

Strategy & Programme


Shermin Liew

Finance & Operations

Sunbin Back


Ng Ying 

Curriculum Development & Marketing 

Yuin Chi

Overseas Business Development & Operations

Xin Ru


Katherine Khoo

Local Business Development 

Nina Gaby


Ke Wei Lee

Marketing & Operations


Overseas Business Development & Operations  

"Apart from our immediate team, we would like to thank our partner organisations and volunteers

who have contributed to our cause.

We are grateful to individuals who have given us their support and encouragement. Their involvement and participation in our events and huddles are greatly appreciated and have largely contributed towards the success
of our events.

We would also like to thank past interns who have dedicated their time and effort in working towards our cause." 

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