Eldpathy - Elderly Poverty Simulation Education Programme

scale-up, education and learning, elderly, Impact Incubator

To understand and serve the elderly through experiential learning programmes and training workshops


Eldpathy adopts the strategy of “experiential learning”. Having gained personal experience of the living of the poor elderly, youths participating in the programme will understand the need of the elderly and be mobilised to take part in community services like food support.

With funding support from the SIE Fund, Eldpathy will scale up its operation. More training workshops will be organised for members of the business sector to enhance their understanding of the needs of the elderly. This helps the companies in research and development of goods and services for the silver age market.

With the scale up in operation, grassroots elderly will be hired to lead the above-mentioned activities, contribute to the society and interact with different sectors of the society. This helps prevent social exclusion.

The venture has received funding support from the SIE Fund for another scale-up project.


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Name of Organisation

Eldpathy Company Limited

Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

2 years and 8 months (Ended)


  • Recruited and trained 40 elderly as tutors of training workshops to enhance their social engagement; one of them was successfully referred for a full-time job
  • Organised 422 grassroots elderly experiential learning workshops for about 13 000 youngsters
  • Held 80 corporate training sessions for about 2 000 participants to enhance understanding of elderly's needs