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GreenHouse students receive $14,000 from the Social Impact Fund

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Several St. Paul’s GreenHouse students received Social Impact Fund grants at the most recent Social Impact Showcase, held in Alumni Hall. All of the recipients were GreenHouse Fellows, winners of Big Ideas Challenge for Social Good whose GreenHouse accommodations were funded by the Libro Prosperity Fund.

A big thank you goes to the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, TD Canada Trust Merv Lahn Community Development Fund, and the Youth Advisory Council Fund for contributing to this term’s Social Impact Fund, allowing students more financial assistance with which to move their ventures forward.

Group of winners and GreenHouse staffCongratulations to the following Social Impact Fund recipients:

Zied Etleb (Curiato): $2,500
Developing an adjustable smart mattress that automatically redistributes pressure to prevent bedsores and provides data to health care providers.

Sharita Henry (SUNSHINE): $2,500
Integrating support systems for youth living with Autism Spectrum exceptionalities.

Nikhil Jagga (Habit Insights): $2,000
Designing a simple low-tech solution to help create positive habits by developing self-awareness.

Tina Chan (PASS – Panic, Anxiety, Stress, Support): $2,000
Developing and selling a mental health first aid kit for stress management on campuses and workplaces.

Richard Yim (The Landmine Boys): $2,000
Building an autonomous machine to defuse landmines safely in Cambodia.

Nia Rajamohan (Saakshi Innovations): $2,000
Organizing South East Asian classical performing art workshops and performances for therapeutic purposes.

Joanna Hausen (Bee Balm): $1,000
Creating healthy, natural, and ethically sourced skin care products with repurposed waste materials.

GreenHouse Fellows hamming it up