Singapore, 7 July 2020 – Anybody who faces difficulties with their digital devices will soon be able to get help at almost 50 new SG Digital community hubs island-wide. The hubs, one-stop help centres conveniently located in community centres and public libraries, will be open by end August 2020.1
Speaking at a visit to the SG Digital Office @ West Coast community hub, Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran said, “The SG Digital community hubs are a welcome addition to complement our broad slate of national digitalisation initiatives. As part of the next step in this nationwide digitalisation movement, we are reaching out and going deeper into every community to better understand concerns on the ground. That way, we ensure that every individual, especially our seniors and hawkers, is well-supported at each step of their digitalisation journey, and that everyone, young or old, will have a place in Singapore’s digital future.”
In addition to the SG Digital Office @ West Coast community hub at West Coast Community Centre, four other community hubs at Heartbeat @ Bedok, Leng Kee Community Centre, MacPherson Community Centre and Our Tampines Hub have also commenced operations.
Our Seniors and Hawkers as an Immediate Priority
Digital Ambassadors will be stationed at each hub to provide one-to-one assistance on digital skills and knowledge, under IMDA’s Seniors Go Digital and Hawkers Go Digital programmes. With the dedicated support of the Digital Ambassadors, seniors and hawkers can pick up digital skills and progress at their own pace.
At these hubs, seniors can get help with their digital devices and pick up practical skills, such using common applications like WhatsApp and SingPass mobile, and making e-payments. Meanwhile, stallholders can find out how to use e-payment tools to better serve their customers’ needs. In addition, seniors and stallholders who are keen to learn new digital skills can participate in small group classes and learning journeys at the hub.
Please refer to the Annex for a list of community hubs that will soon begin operations.
ISSUED BY THE INFO-COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND THE SG DIGITAL OFFICE
About Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission.
For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.
About the Singapore Digital Office (SDO)
The Singapore Digital Office (SDO), established under the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), drives our concerted nationwide movement to accelerate digital adoption in our community. To achieve this, SDO will work with like-minded members of the community, corporate entities and individuals to reach out to every citizen, worker and business, to equip them with the digital tools and skills to participate meaningfully in the evolving social and economic environment. Through this whole-of-nation movement, we will ensure every Singaporean has a place in our shared digital future.
For more information, visit www.sdo.gov.sg or follow SDO on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
For media clarifications, please contact:
Chloe CHOONG (Ms)
Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing
Infocomm Media Development Authority
DID: (65) 6211 0527
Jasmine XU (Ms)
Assistant Manager, Communications and Marketing
Infocomm Media Development Authority
DID: (65) 6202 4425