Original dessert for
of Honour, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, being served
a frozen dessert by a member of MINDS at the Carnival.
THREE students from TPs Diploma in Business Process
& Systems Engineering have developed a business
plan for members of the Movement for Intellectually
Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) to sell an original frozen
dessert developed by Temasek Applied Science School
(see related story).
Called Minds Freez, the frozen dessert
was officially launched by the Minister for Community
Development, Youth and Sports, and Second Minister for
Trade and Industry, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, at the Disability
Awareness Public Education Carnival held in December
2005. It was later sold by members of MINDS at Tampines
Mall in February 2006. The three students also helped
to train the members of MINDS in serving the dessert
and promoting it to the public. The development cost
of the dessert was sponsored by Tuas Power.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr Aaron Ng, executive
MINDS, said: We truly appreciate Tuas Power and
Temasek Polytechnics effort in creating a new
social enterprise for the intellectually disabled, helping
them to achieve self-reliance.