There is currently 7,6 million dollars in support from a global campaign offering grassroots tools to provide Singaporeans with technical expertise, and to help cross the digital divide.The Digital for life movement, with the $2.5 million donation from the President’s Challenge campaign earlier, obtained a $1.3 million contribution from Standard Chartered Bank and Keppel Corp.Net dollar contributions for dollars is equal to $3.8 million from the government.
Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran announced yesterday at an event at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre that the Government will call for proposals in the second quarter of this year to support community-led initiatives and programs that encourage digital participation, literacy, and wellbeing.
Mr Iswaran said that “more than ever, digital integration is a matter of national importance,” noting that many years’ worth of digitalisation occurred in a few months last year across much of society during the pandemic.
“We want every member of our economy and society to be able and ready to reap the digital dividend, regardless of their starting point,” he said.President Halimah Yacob, who is the patron of the campaign, initially funded $ 2.5 million from the President’s Challenge, unveiled the Digital for Life and Facility last month.
The fund, created by the Media Production Agency of Infocomm, is set at $10 million over three years.
Organization without a benefit. Good Engineering works with collaborators to teach computing skills to teenagers and to empower young people with laptop repair and problem-solving know-how, so that they can become ambassadors in the world in information technology.More information on Digital for Life, including application for sponsorship or donation to the campaign can be found at www.go.gov.sg/digitalforlife