On 1st November 2014, Disabled People’s Association (DPA) held a soap-making demonstration class at DPA’s office from 10am to 12pm. A total of 23 people participated in this event, including members, volunteers and staff. The class was run by a social enterprise called SOHO Nature, which was set up to empower individuals with the ability to run their own home based businesses, and to assist marginalised communities in society to be able to have better lives.
During the class, two SOHO Nature trainers, Keith Ong and Ken Ong, gave participants an introduction to handmade soaps, the ingredients needed to make the soap and taught participants the techniques of making handmade soaps. Everyone was invited to try a hand at making soaps and some of the participants even brought home their own handmade soaps for free. The class then ended with a Q&A session. After the class, the participants enjoyed a light lunch and mingling session.
The success of the soap-making demonstration class encouraged SOHO Nature to offer another class on aromatherapy for free for DPA members, staff and volunteers.