In June 2020, Anna Ico-Tingzon founded 21 Extra Goodness (21EG)– a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness on Down Syndrome and other special needs. Her child, Marian, who has Down Syndrome and was diagnosed with ASD (atrial septal defect) upon birth, inspired her to advocate for other kids with special needs and help them build a community.
And what better way to connect with good and kind people than with food?
Yes, 21EG has been funding its programs and projects through selling home cooked Filipino dishes in Singapore! (Read: Meet the international supermodel with Down syndrome)
Filipino Food Online
With the aim to raise awareness on children with special needs, 21EG recently launched their e-commerce website, so people can book and order online.
The sales from the dishes are then used to build a community where children with special needs can thrive through early intervention, inclusive education, and fair employment, thereby achieving a better quality of life.
The best sellers include lechon belly, kare-kare, and egg pie. 21EG serves group meals that are perfect for the whole family to feast on for lunch or dinner, even during special occasions!
For merienda or dessert, puto cheese, kutsinta, chocolate crinkles, cinnamon roll, and Brazo de Mercedes are available on their menu as well. (Read: These three Filipino fiesta staples will make you hungry!)
‘Therapy at Home And Its Benefits’ webinar
Because of the support of Filipinos and Singaporeans, alike, 21EG is going to do a free webinar session entitled “Therapy at Home and its Benefits” on August 12 at 9.00 p.m. via Facebook live to empower parents to aid their children in achieving their milestones from 0 to 3 years old.
They collaborated with therapy centers namely Magic Beans Feeding and Speech Therapy, At Wonders Therapy, and ConnectEducation Kids Therapy Center to promote early intervention and do therapy at home.
Those who will join the are in for exciting prizes such as vouchers from the Asian Parent, and gemstone bracelets from Native Cocoon! (Read: WATCH: Three of the Pope’s most endearing moments with young children).