Our Campaign Storyends 31 May 2020, 11:59 PM
To support the digital access needs of low income households, ST Engineering is rallying its employees to donate the $600 Solidarity Payment to raise $500,000 for the IMDA Digital Access Programme through the Community Chest. This need for digital connectivity and access is greater than ever in light of the current circuit breaker measures.
ST Engineering will contribute dollar-for-dollar matching of up to $500K on all donations, with a $1 million target in total.
The donations will go towards helping about 5,000 beneficiaries from low-income households over the next 12 months with subsidised computers, devices and broadband services.
With the current 'circuit breaker' measures in place, digital connectivity is now more crucial than ever. Schools have made the switch to home-based learning, while companies have implemented work-from-home measures.
But not everyone is equipped to handle the shift to remote learning and working. Some do not have access to laptops or tablets, while others do not have Internet access at home.
In support of the digital needs of low-income households, IMDA has partnered Community Chest, the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service, to facilitate donations from the community to the IMDA Digital Access Programme. Through this, low-income families will have access to appropriate digital and connectivity tools and be given equal opportunities to obtain information in a timely manner.
Who will your donations help?
Your donation will assist low-income households that do not fall under the current IMDA Digital Inclusion schemes, including students from non-MOE schools. This will ensure that the digital aid is extended to benefit a wider population and everyone can remain connected during a time of social distancing.
For enquiries regarding applications to IMDA Digital Access Programme, please email: [email protected] or call 6684 8858.
About The Charity
Community Chest is the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which is the national co-ordinating body for social service agencies in Singapore.
The National Council of Social Service (the "Council") was established as a statutory body on 1 May 1992 under the National Council of Social Service Act (Chapter 195A amended in September 2000) (the "Act") and is domiciled in Singapore. The registered office of the Council and principal place of operations is at NCSS Centre, Ulu Pandan Community Building, 170 Ghim Moh Road #01-02, Singapore 279621.
The NCSS Charitable Fund was established on 1 May 2003, as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) under the Charities Act (Chapter 37) and comprises all the charitable activities of NCSS, including the Community Chest.