Business For Good
My NoNNa's Pte Ltd
About the Company:
My NoNNa’s is a social enterprise with a mission to provide meaningful employment for persons with special needs and the elderly. In addition to employing persons with special needs, we provide Match-and-Train Program for employers who are keen to employ Persons with Special Needs with our Inclusion Inc Employment Programs.
Since our inception, we have provided employment for more than 30 persons with special needs. While many of them had been deemed unemployable, My NoNNa’s took them on to provide them sustainable and meaningful employment. Award-winning My NoNNa’s now provides training for employers to be able to manage & employ Persons with Special Needs.
808 TAMPINES AVENUE 4 #12-137 SINGAPORE 520808
About the Founder / Director:
Geri has worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years. After battling for years with a voice that kept nagging in her head, she finally decided to give in & do something truly meaningful with her life. It was a growing obsession to start a social enterprise. She saw an urgent need to help the maturing intellectually disabled, who were coming out of school & into the working world… only to find that they could not find a fit. As such, Cirrus Culinnaire and the brand My NoNNa’s was born.
This social enterprise would seek to focus on the Strengths of each Special Needs Person rather than their disabilities. Geri found a mission to develop great food products while at the same time, be able to help the intellectually disabled & autistic find something meaningful that could give them a sense of fulfillment and independence.
Geri developed a love for Italian food when in her youth, she was blessed with the opportunity to visit many parts of Italy! While there, she fell in love with the cuisine & spent time in the kitchens of Italian Nonnas (“Grandmothers”), trying to learn all their kitchen secrets! She was a private chef for 5 years as a hobby & has constantly wondered why there is a dearth of really good-tasting home style Italian food available. Hence, the Italian range of “My NoNNa’s” was conceived. Since the inception of My NoNNa’s in 2015, she has hired & trained more than 30 persons with Special Needs.
"I'd like to see the day when all businesses operate as Social Enterprises...that there is no need for a special term, social enterprise... That everyone has a social mission that sits on top of their financial KPIs." Geri