Awards & Recognition


  • November 2002: eHomemakers won the Pan Asia Networking Small Grant (an international award funded by several international fund providers including the United Nations) to research on the barriers faced by disadvantaged women to learn computer skills and enter into homepreneurship. The Gender Governance principle, a social framework to help the poor and disadvantaged, was created to further move the pilot project. 
  • October 2003: Our excellent research work was further recognized when eHomemakers won one of the seven international awards under the Pan Asia R and D Small Grant to research and develop a web-SMS/fax integrated application to help disadvantaged women to group market their home-based products and services as they have many personal barriers that prevent them from marketing products/services on their own. 
  • December 2003: The founder and manager of eHomemakers, Ms. Chong Sheau Ching, was the sole recipient of the Women’s Electronic Network Training (WENT) Award given by the Association for Progressive Communications-Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) and the Asian-Pacific Women’s Information Network Centre (APWINC), at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva.
  • December 2004: eHomemakers won the IDRC competitive grant round for research entitled, ‘Research on Homeworkers and ICT in Southeast Asia’.  
  • July 2005: Two papers entitled, ‘How Gender Dynamics Affect Teleworkers’ Performance in Malaysia” and”Empowering Homemakers To Become e-Homepreneurs Through A Gender Governance Framework” were accepted by the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Gender/ICT Encyclopedia. 
  • September 2005: eHomemakers was chosen as a runner-up in the Gender and ICT Awards. Sponsored by the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme and the Global Knowledge Partnership, the Award recognises our role in being able to ‘… provide choices and opportunities for women, provide strong encouragement for women to fulfil their potential, and enable women to acquire the voice and capability to counter their lack of socio-economic-political power in the community’.  Presentation ceremonies were held at the AWID conference in Bangkok (September) and the World Summit of the Information Society II in Tunis (November).