Repairing the world reaches Singapore

Tikkun Olam held first Makeathon on Friday in Singapore, the three day event will focus on innovative engineering solutions.

June 15, 2019 10:38

This system developed at a Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) "make-a-thon" allows people who are paralyzed from the neck down to turn pages in a book.. (photo credit: JNS.ORG)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Tikkun Olam started off its first Singapore Makeathon, which will include nine teams who will seek to solve issues that trouble 13 disabled Singaporeans. The winners will be picked by Israel’s ambassador to Singapore Simona Halperin and GOH MK Indranee Rajah. Rajah is the fourth woman to serve as Minister in her country. 


The founder of Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM), an NGO that connects people with special needs and technology makers who can help them, Gidi Grinstein will also be present. TOM currently works in 20 countries. 
"Bringing Israeli mentors and Singaporean makers to design the best way of celebrating Singapore and Israel 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations,” Halperin said. 
The three winning teams will be announced on Sunday evening. 

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A secular woman cycles in downtown Jerusalem, alongside ultra-Orthodox pedestrians
July 17, 2019
Israel has almost as many religious restrictions as Iran, report says


Cookie Settings