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.
About IMDA Digital Access Programme
The programme equips low-income households, students, and persons with disabilities, with digital tools so that they can get connected and be empowered by technology.
As we embark on a nation-wide 'Seniors Go Digital' programme, it is important to encourage more seniors on board this digital journey. Under the latest initiative - Mobile Access for Seniors, needy seniors who aspire to go digital but lack the financial means to do so will be provided with further subsidies or support for co-payment for digital tools such as smartphones and mobile data. Through this, we aim to inspire seniors to widen their horizons and equip themselves with the digital skills to do so.
For more information on the programme, please visit the website at https://www.imda.gov.sg/for-community/digital-readiness/Digital-Access.
How You Can Help
Your donation will go to help low-income families and individuals who are not able to afford the co-payment of digital tools subsidised or in areas not supported under the current IMDA Digital Access Programmes. This will ensure that everyone can go digital in a meaningful way.
IMDA has partnered Community Chest to facilitate community donations to the IMDA Digital Access Programme. Through your donations, vulnerable elderly and low-income families will have access to relevant digital and connectivity tools, and be given equal opportunities to reap the benefits of the digital age.
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.