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Here are some government resources and initiatives to help you with your digital journey.

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  • Free Internet Access at CitizenConnect Centres for Government Transactions

    Over 25 CitizenConnect Centres located at various community clubs or centres islandwide aim to provide an easy and convenient means for the public to transact with the Government through the internet. It offers free access to internet-enabled computing devices, with staff on-hand to help citizens and residents access to perform online transactions.

    For more information, visit CitizenConnect. Alternatively, you may email info@tech.gov.sg or call 6211 2100.

  • Free Internet Access at Public Libraries

    Eligible individuals can get one hour of free internet access daily at any of the multimedia stations in our public libraries (except library@chinatown and library@orchard). Visit our public libraries to find out more!

    Who is eligible?

    1.     Singapore Citizens OR Permanent Resident
    2.     Aged 50 and above

    Click here for more information. Alternatively, you may email enquiry@nlb.gov.sg, or call 6332 3255.

  • Subsidised Fibre Broadband Connectivity

    Starting from $9 per month, the Home Access Programme provides eligible households with subsidised fibre broadband connectivity for two years and an option to own a tablet.

    Beneficiaries can also attend classes to learn how to connect to the internet, download useful apps and understand other useful functions of the tablet so that they can be familiar with using the internet and tablet independently and responsibly.

    Who is eligible?

    1.     Household gross income <= $1,900 OR Per capita monthly income <= $600
    2.     At least 1 member of household is a Singapore Citizen
    3.     Has not subscribed to fibre broadband before
    4.     First-time beneficiary of Home Access AND not a current beneficiary of NEU PC Plus and not have a school-going child*

    *The NEU PC Plus Programme offers students and persons with disabilities from low income households the opportunity to own a brand new computer bundled with three years of free broadband, at an affordable price.

    Click here for more information. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.

  • Subsidies for Persons with Disabilities

    The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) provides subsidies for persons with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices to enable independent living.

    Applicants can approach their social workers or therapists from touchpoints such as hospitals or Voluntary Welfare Organisations for assessment and assistance on suitable devices.

    Successful applicants qualify for a subsidy of up to 90% of the cost of the required equipment, subject to a lifetime cap of $40,000. 

    Who is eligible?

    1.     Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
    2. Certified to have a permanent disability
    3. Have undergone qualified assessor’s assessment to determine need and type of device(s)
    4. Household gross monthly income per person <=$1,800

    Find out more here or call 1800 8585 885.

  • Wireless@SG

    The Wireless@SG programme by IMDA provides free Wi-Fi services in public spaces, in collaboration with venue owners and service providers.

    For more information, visit Wireless@SG. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg, or call 6377 3255.

  • Basic Digital Skills Curriculum

    The Basic Digital Skills Curriculum equips citizens aged 40 years and above with basic digital skills so that they can use their mobile devices for greater social connectivity and convenience. These skills align with common everyday activities such as searching for information online, communicating through email or chats, making transactions or e-payments online, and accessing digital government services. The curriculum also includes other relevant topics on cybersecurity and discernment, which help to raise citizens' awareness on staying safe online and learn how to discern fake news.

    Those interested to pick up these basic digital skills can check out one-day SkillsFuture for Digital Community training session, offered at selected Silver Infocomm Junctions.

    For more information, visit Basic Digital Skills. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.

  • Bite-sized IT Courses

    Targeted at Singaporeans and PRs, aged 50 years and above, the People’s Association Senior Academy’s ‘Seniors for Smart Nation’ programme provides bite-sized and diverse IT courses in areas such as mobile applications, social media, IT software, photography and videography.

    Examples of these courses include ‘Transportation at your Fingertips’, ‘Understanding Microsoft Excel’, ‘Photoshop Fundamentals’, and ‘Youtube Video Production’. 

    There are also e-payment courses such as ‘Introduction to Digital Banking’, ‘Shop and Pay Online’, and ‘Guide to Cashless Payments’.

    The courses are offered at 20 community centres/clubs island-wide to enable seniors to be Smart Nation ready.

    Participants may tap on their SkillsFuture Credit to sign up for the ‘Seniors for Smart Nation’ courses.

    Who is eligible?

    1. Singaporean Citizens OR Permanent Residents
    2. Course fees start at $10 for people aged 50 years and above, and $20 for people below 50 years old.

    For more information, click here. Alternatively, you may email PA_Lifeskills_Lifestyle@pa.gov.sg or call 8344 4129 / 9081 5580.

  • Gosafeonline

    Gosafeonline is an online portal providing cybersecurity tips and resources for individuals and businesses to become more cyber savvy. Learn how you can adopt better cyber hygiene practices as a business owners, employee, parent, student, or as a general internet user.

    For more information, visit Gosafeonline or email gosafeonline@csa.gov.sg.

  • Media Literacy Council

    The Media Literacy Council aims to equip Singaporeans with the skills necessary to create, use and evaluate online content safely and effectively. It holds an annual Better Internet Campaign that raises public awareness on ways to stay safe, smart and kind online, covering issues such as cyber-bullying, cyber safety and security, and fake news.

    For more information, visit Media Literacy Council.

  • MOE Cyber Wellness Resources

    The Cyber Wellness resources in the MOE Educational Technology Division’s ICT Connection website can be accessed by students, teachers and parents. This includes cyber wellness curriculum resources, just-in-time resources on the latest cyber trends and issues as well as useful tips and links.

    For more information, visit CyberWellness or email MOE_Cyber_Welness@moe.gov.sg.

  • North East Eldersurf Intergen Bootcamp

    The North East Eldersurf Intergen Bootcamp by North East Community Development Council and IMDA aims to educate seniors on basic mobile device skills such as connecting to Wi-Fi, taking photos, messaging, and creating an Apple ID or Google account. To facilitate effective learning, participants will be divided into two classes - iOS and Android. Inter-generation bonding is also encouraged as students or youths will be paired up with the seniors as guides during the workshop.

    Who is eligible?

    1. Individuals aged 40 and above
    2.     Residing in North East district 


    For more information, email northeast_cdc@pa.gov.sg or call 6424 4000.

  • One-on-one Assistance for Smart Devices

    Through Digital Clinics, individuals may seek one-on-one assistance from volunteers to learn how to use their mobile devices. Participants will learn functions such as connecting hotspots, personalising accessibility tools on their devices, and adjust their phone settings and functions to best suit their needs. Participants can also find out more about applications and transactions relevant to their lifestyles such as mobile payments. Click here for more information on upcoming sessions of the Digital Clinics.

    For more information, visit Digital Clinics. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.

  • Senior-friendly IT Learning Hubs

    Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJs) offer affordable and accessible infocomm courses in which seniors can learn the basics of using a mobile device and computer, as well as pick up useful cybersecurity tips. These senior-friendly IT learning hubs are conveniently located at over 30 locations islandwide, with some housed in community clubs or centres.

    The courses start from as low as $10 per hour and can be paid for using one’s SkillsFuture Credit.

    For more information, visit Silver Infocomm Junctions. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.

  • Seniors Tech and Read (STAR) at Public Libraries

    Seniors Tech and Read (STAR) is a one-to-one service conducted by volunteers. Participants may seek the assistance of a volunteer to read to them or enquire about library-related technology questions e.g. how to setup NLB Mobile app, create your myLibrary ID or set up Wireless@SG.

    Each session may last about 45 minutes long.

    Who is eligible?

    1. All who are aged 50 and above

    For more information, visit Go Library. Alternatively, you may email enquiry@nlb.gov.sg or call 6332 3255.

  • SkillsFuture Credit

    SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above have received an opening credit of S$500 since January 2016.The credits do not expire and they may look forward to receiving periodic top-ups.

    One may consider tapping on these credits to sign up for courses to learn new digital skills.

    For more information, visit SkillsFuture Credit or call 6785 5785.

  • SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (SFDW)

    The SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace (SFDW) is a 2-day national training programme that aims to equip Singaporeans with foundational digital skills in key areas of mindset, data, technology and innovation, and prepare them for technological changes in their workforce and daily lives.

    The programme is designed to help all Singaporean adults, including those planning to return to the workforce. This two-day programme is priced at $50 (including GST).

    Who is eligible?

    1. Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

    For more information, visit SFDW or call 6785 5785.

  • S.U.R.E Campaign

    The S.U.R.E. campaign is an initiative by the National Library Board to promote the importance of information searching and discernment.

    While information literacy is not a new concern, it has become especially pertinent in this digital era where the Internet and social media floods us with a lot of content created by anyone. S.U.R.E. distils key information literacy concepts into four simple aspects:

    1. Source: Look at its origins. Is it trustworthy?
    2. Understand: Know what you’re reading. Search for clarity.
    3. Research: Dig deeper. Go beyond the initial source.
    4. Evaluate: Find the balance. Exercise fair judgment.

    For more information, visit S.U.R.E. Alternatively, you may email enquiry@nlb.gov.sg or call 6332 3255.

  • Code for Fun Enrichment Programme

    The Code for Fun Enrichment Programme is offered to all students from primary and secondary schools, to increase their exposure to coding and computational thinking. The programme includes academic learning of related concepts using programming languages, such as Scratch, and combines this with robotic kits, such as Lego WeDo, MoWay, and microcontrollers, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, to create an engaging coding experience for the student.

    For more information, visit Code for Fun. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800

  • Digital Maker Programme

    The Digital Maker Programme aims to nurture a new generation of digital natives with a passion to create with technology by introducing a simple-to-use microcontroller called the “micro:bit”.

    The programme provides interested primary and secondary schools with educator’s workshops and micro:bits to incorporate digital making into their lessons and school programmes.

    For members of the public, you can attend introductory workshops which are held at various locations to learn how to create simple projects with technology. The programme is available at community clubs/centres such as Tanjong Pagar Community Club, PIXEL Labs@NLB, and various IMDA technology outreach events.

    For more information, visit Digital Maker. Alternatively, you may email info@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.

  • Hands-On Workshops to Experiment with Technology

    PIXEL Labs@NLB, located at Jurong and Tampines Regional Libraries, offer library users a dedicated space with tools, equipment, and hardware kits that enable individuals to learn, create, invent, and share skills. In addition, there are also technology talks and crafting sessions for everyone, while students and families can participate in hands-on workshops and view technology showcases. 

    For more information, visit Go Library. Alternatively, you may email enquiry@nlb.gov.sg or call 6332 3255.

  • Lab on Wheels

    The Lab on Wheels aims to ignite passion for technology through introducing new and emerging technology. It brings future technology showcases and experiences to the community, to help them see the improvements that emerging technology can bring to their everyday lives.

    The Lab on Wheels also visits special needs schools and customises coding activities and workshops for students with special needs. 

    For more information, visit Lab on Wheels. Alternatively, you may email indo@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.
     

  • TechShare at Public Libraries

    TechShare is a platform for everyone to try current and upcoming technology in a conducive environment. Everyone will be able to experience new technologies such as robots, smart home technologies, and new payment systems in a “tech playground” setting at Public Libraries.

    For more information, visit Go Library. Alternatively, you may email enquiry@nlb.gov.sg or call 6332 3255.

  • Technology Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

    Tech Able, comprising of the Singtel Enabling Innovation Centre and the ST Engineering Enabling Technology Centre, is an integrated assistive technology space at the Enabling Village. It features a technology exhibition for persons with disabilities and provides them with assistive device assessment services. Persons with disabilities can find out about devices that will help them in their employment or daily activities.

    For more information, visit Tech Able. Alternatively, you may email teachable@sgenable.sg or call 1800 8585 885.