Technology's role in Covid-19 battle

LAI Wai Hang, a 19-year-old student from ITE East, is learning about AI and blockchain during the circuit breaker period from the comfort of his home.

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Looking after the well-being of migrant workers in Singapore

PLAYING carrom, surfing social media and doing housework are what Selvam Sakthivel and Billal Khan have been busy with daily since the circuit breaker began in April.

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Shanghai Pudong Development Bank partners % Arabica to donate fresh brews

IN A BID to appreciate and encourage healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly to help Singapore battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, Shanghai Pudong Development (SPD) Bank, Singapore Branch, partnered coffee retailer % Arabica (Singapore) to donate 270 cups of fresh brew.

Banding together for a good cause

A family has resorted to begging for just-expired food and drinks from the convenience store, and another's application to renew their financial assistance has been delayed for over a month, which has caused distress to the parents of five children.

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Offline app updates villagers on Covid-19

VILLAGERS in remote Cambodia and the Philippines can now ask their cellphones if they have Covid-19 by listing some symptoms they may be having. The app will then "advise" them to consult a doctor if needed.

Xiohoo takes learning online for seniors

JUDY Tay is using WhatsApp to make video calls and group chats with her family and friends during the circuit breaker.

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China donates 600,000 masks to Singapore

CHINA donated 500,000 surgical masks and 100,000 KN95 masks to Singapore's national stockpile to help the city-state in its efforts to manage Covid-19.

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StarHub gives more support to Singapore's migrant worker community

STARHUB is extending further support for migrant workers in isolation.

NTUC First Campus extends its initiative to offset partially preschools' fees

NTUC First Campus (NFC) had announced in April that all of its pre-schools will provide a 50 per cent partial fee offset for net fees payable during the Circuit Breaker period. In support of the latest government measures, NFC will be extending this initiative to cover the extended period.

Companies band together to supply meals to vulnerable groups

THE free bento meal that 81-year-old Madam Ng has been tucking into daily since mid-April comes courtesy of a web of connections. In this network are those who fund the meal programme, the food establishments that serve up the rice or noodles with meat and greens, and the agencies who know how...

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OCBC Bank and staff donate another S$1.225m to the needy

OCBC Bank and its staff will donate an additional S$1.225 million in a fourth tranche of support to those in the community dealing with hardships arising from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Giving back with compassion and a social heart for the community

DAGIZ is a Singapore-based bespoke gift and experience provider which is building a business-to-business (B2B) marketplace that connects corporates to products made by local beneficiaries.

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Fight the virus, not each other

AMID the new normal of deserted streets, long queues at supermarkets and empty shelves, no one is spared from the fervid accusations of online vigilantes. "Stall owner at a hawker centre is eating at the table. If all other stall owners follow suit… what is the lockdown for?" "I see people...

CapitaLand donates S$1m to elderly affected by Covid-19

CAPITALAND, through its philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), donated S$1 million to support the elderly affected by Covid-19 in Singapore.

Bagful of opportunities

WATCHING Noraini Bte Adnan introduce the latest bag collection, it is hard to believe that she was once too shy to speak to anyone.

Donations on Giving.sg reach record high

COVID-19 has hit Singapore's economy, but not Singaporeans' generosity.

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DBS commits S$10.5m to Asian communities hit by Covid-19

DBS Bank has committed to donating S$10.5 million to help communities hard hit by Covid-19 across the region.

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FairPrice donating up to S$500,000 for needy

FAIRPRICE has pledged to donate up to S$500,000 through its online grocery orders.

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DBS donating S$10.5m to help communities in Asia hard hit by Covid-19

DBS Bank announced on Thursday that it will be donating S$10.5 million to help communities hard hit by Covid-19 across the region via its DBS Stronger Together Fund.

Matchmaking food outlets with hungry customers

FOOD and beverage companies have been hard hit by Covid-19, and online F&B directory Manyplaces.sg was created in the hope of mitigating the impact.

BANKING ON OUR COMMUNITY

Recognising and appreciating senior volunteerism

THERE is a silver lining amid the issue of a greying population in Singapore. RSVP Singapore, a non-profit organisation that supports senior volunteerism, recognises that this group of people has a wealth of experience and are an untapped resource that can be used to help care for the other...

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StarHub channels $200,000 towards kids' online learning

APRIL 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of StarHub's commercial operations, but with the challenges posed by Covid-19, the company has called off its own birthday party - and is instead donating its 20th anniversary marketing budget of S$200,000 to help the needy.

NTUC First Campus preschools to offset fees following govt move

NTUC First Campus (NFC) announced on Monday that all 167 of its preschools will support the latest government announcement on fee offsets.

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Food Playground thanks home nursing community with baked muffins, biscuits

WHILE people were busy decorating their households to celebrate Chinese New Year back in late-January, the management team at Home Nursing Foundation (HNF) was already making preparations for the onslaught of Covid-19.

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Doing their bit in the war against Covid-19

"DADDY, the masks are not for you, but the passengers who are unwell," says Grab driver Michael Lee's eight-year-old daughter.