President’s Challenge Volunteer Drive rallies more than 2,200 volunteers despite Covid-19 limitations – AutismSTEP
SINGAPORE – Technology is allowing more people to get involved in volunteer work and continue helping others despite restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since the start of the year, the President’s Challenge Volunteer Drive (PCVD) has rallied more than 2,200 volunteers from over 20 organisations to support its beneficiaries.
Online activities such as hand yoga sessions, digital literacy training workshops and singing sessions have been held by volunteer groups this year.
President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (Oct 14) noted that technology will bring change to the social service sector.
“This year, many volunteering activities cannot take place in their usual forms due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But I am glad that many volunteers have leveraged technology to continue their volunteering activities,” said Madam Halimah during her visit to the Metta Welfare Association.
“I hope PCVD will build on this positive momentum and create more regular volunteering opportunities through the use of technology to help the vulnerable groups in Singapore – in line with the theme of President’s Challenge 2021 on ‘Building a Digitally Inclusive Society’,” she added.
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