More than 100,000 seniors in Singapore benefit from digital training

More than 100,000 seniors in Singapore benefit from digital training


More than 100,000 seniors have benefited from digital skills training conducted by the Singapore Digital Office (SDO) as part of the Government’s push to build a digitally inclusive society.

 

SDO reports that nine in 10 are continuing to apply the skills learnt, including using their smartphone for video calls, accessing government digital services and making e-payments, in their daily lives.

 

Digital for life

 

The SDO was established under the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in June 2020 ensure that all Singaporeans are “empowered through digital for life”. It supports the less digitally savvy in the community, through high-touch engagement to adopt digital tools, skills and habits, to thrive in the digital future.

 

SDO, which has conducted more than 250,000 training sessions for seniors to date, has also engaged 18,000 stallholders to help them kick-start their digital journey by adopting digital tools such as the unified e-payment solution.

 

More than 60 per cent of Singapore’s stallholders have adopted the solution, and stall transaction volume and e-payment value has continued to grow.

 

The number of transactions for the past 12 months to July 2021 was 1.8 million, compared to 270,000 over the same period the year before. Transaction value grew to $17.3m, compared to $2.9m over the same period the year before.



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