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Singapore International Foundation Virtual Volunteering Program to Train Youths in Digital Skills

Singapore International Foundation Virtual Volunteering Program to Train Youths in Digital Skills

The program will empower the youth and help enable social innovation

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) has announced the launch of a virtual volunteering program, DigiLABS. The program aims to help the youth in Asia power the digital economy and will help drive social innovation.

The launch of the DigiLABS program was officiated by Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore. He said: "We must continue to equip our people with the necessary skills and digital access to thrive in the digital world. Through DigiLABS, the SIF will support the building of digital capabilities of our youths in the region through its strong network of volunteers, and industry partners. Together, we will build societies that are digitally inclusive, and better prepared for a shared digital future."

The applications for the DigiLABS program are now open. The last date for application is 18 April 2022.

The launch also included a fireside chat on "Digital Skills for a Better World," featuring industry experts and social entrepreneurs in the tech-for-good field. During the dialogue, the panelists shared on the potential of digital skills as a force for good.

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