3 NRIs win Singapore young entrepreneurs award

Pramodh Rai, 27, Ankita Gupta, 23, and Priya Andleigh, 23, who teamed up to develop a cell phone based English learning solution for elementary school students from low income families in India that they named 'Jugnu', were chosen from a group of 76 youth from 12 nations to win a Singapore award for young social entrepreneurs. The Award was sponsored by the Singapore International Foundation a non-profit organisation. The contenders represented Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and the US. The 3 winners study at Nanyang Technological University. The winning team's programme that started with an initial cost of SGD 5000 was successfully tested in 3 Delhi schools and now the three are planning to register it as a business in Singapore. The winners teams will receive SGD 10,000 each in funding and will get a chance to work with an international firm. They will focus on environment, organics, mobile apps, and are commended for thinking of reaching the unreachable. The Foundation Chairman said at the Foundation they make friends for a better world bringing together global Citizen Ambassadors to share knowledge, skills and experiences to enrich lives through social enterprise.