SGTech’s most recent Tech4Community CSR project, which concluded recently, was a collection drive for pre-used laptops to be refurbished and given to school-going children of low-income families and seniors in East Coast.
SGTech members rallied strongly, contributing a total of 190 laptops and $25,300 in cash. The cash donations will be used to purchase replacement parts, as well as more refurbished laptops to meet the expected needs of children entering Primary 1 in the new year.
We are grateful to the following member organisations and individuals for their generous donation. Their contribution will go a long way to making digital access more inclusive and making a difference in the lives of beneficiaries. It also supports sustainability by giving the refurbished laptops a new lease of life with their new owners.
Our partners East Coast GRC and SGBono acknowledged the contribution from the SGTech community. On 18 December 2021, during the East Coast Digital Festival, Minister of State, Ministry for Communications and Information and Ministry of National Development, and MP for East Coast GRC, Mr Tan Kiat How presented SGTech with a certificate of appreciation. SGTech Executive Director, Ms Yean Cheong, received the certificate on behalf of the association.
“SGTech is happy to support East Coast GRC’s “Digital Access for All” initiative through our Tech4Community CSR programme this year. Contributing to this initiative covers two areas that are important to us. Firstly, doing our part to give back to society and make sure no one is left behind as we digitalise. Secondly, refurbishing old laptops and giving them a new lease of life aligns with eRevival Square, our community outreach initiative, which aims to raise awareness of e-waste in Singapore and rally the community to take action and minimise it. We are grateful to SGTech members for their support,” said Yean Cheong, Executive Director of SGTech.
This year’s Tech4Community initiative is in support of the East Coast GRC’s “Digital Access for All” initiative. It is also aligned with eRevival Square, our community outreach initiative to raise awareness of the e-waste problem in Singapore and rally the community to minimise e-waste.
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