Forging Digital Inclusion
with Digital For Life Movement
Did You Know…
While Singapore seeks to build a digital inclusive society, gaps still exist among different age and income groups, as well as persons with disabilities, especially in the areas of digital skills and the usage of technology. This digital divide further deepens inequalities that already exist within communities, making it harder for impacted individuals to prepare for a digital future.
As digital technologies continue to evolve and proliferate, it is now more critical than ever to foster a more equitable and inclusive society, in which no one is left behind. It’s why DBS Foundation has entered a strategic collaboration with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to support the national Digital for life movement and to step up DBS’ volunteer participation to enhance access to digital literacy training, bolstering digital inclusion efforts in Singapore.
This further builds on DBS’ expertise and ongoing efforts in driving digital and financial literacy, which have successfully helped more of its customers to embrace digital habits over the years.
A Multi-Pronged Approach Towards A More Digital Inclusive Society, Together
Contributing SGD1 million, inclusive of the government’s dollar-for-dollar matching, to the Digital for Life Fund, which provides grants to individuals and non-profit organisations to drive digital inclusion projects and activities within the community. The bank will contribute ideas or problem statements for fund applicants to consider addressing in their projects.
Mobilising at least 2,500 of the bank’s employees, with the support of community partners such as the SG Digital Office, to run 800 digital workshops that will help participants make sense of everything from digital banking and payments, to how to spot and avoid scams. Some of these sessions will be held in select DBS/POSB branches to make it convenient for those who are more familiar with over-the-counter services to pick up digital skills.
Partnering the IMDA to co-develop and refresh the digital literacy curriculum to tailor to the needs of segments such as seniors, youths and special needs individuals.
Unlocking new communication channels and partner platforms to accelerate digital adoption among the population.
Start Your Journey To Be Digital Ready Today!
Whether you’re looking to learn more about cashless payments or to protect yourself against online scams, we have developed a series of workshops for you and your loved ones to take the next step in digital banking & payments. Join us in one of our workshops to embark on your digital journey with us!
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