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Õnnelik Faces

Project author: Yi-Wen Lin

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Yi-Wen Lin
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  • alexanderakhi@gmail.com

Author

Yi-Wen Lin

Supervisors

This project has no supervisor

Institutes

Contributors

  • alexanderakhi@gmail.com

Project Description

Õnnelik Faces is a project focusing on the elderly in society. There is a growing ageing population, so our goal is to keep the elderly active and feel meaningful in their daily life. In our project, we will engage the elderly from different aspects. For elders who have skills to make products, we will assist them to improve and sell their products. For the elders with limited physical strength, we will design light activities for them, for example making wrapping paper or caring for plants, which can then be sold through the business part of the project. We will also design our own products and invite the elderly to produce them. In the longer term, we hope to set up a social enterprise in Estonia and use it as a base to sell handmade products of the elderly from different countries.

Project Impact

According to Global AgeWatch Index(“Infographic: Index at a glance | Data | Global AgeWatch Index 2015,” 2015), there are four main categories to measure wellbeing of older people, income security, enabling environment, health status and capability, respectively. The main impact of our project is to provide employment opportunities for the elderly, which is an under capacity sector and build social connections, within an enabling environment. Furthermore, through the business activities, our project can also provide extra income for the elders to increase their income security.

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