Helping empower students to pursue their education, not only during COVID but for years to come
EveryDay Impact Story: Deloitte Singapore collects laptops and funds to help young people continue their learning
In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, Deloitte people around the globe are working to connect to what matters each and every day. This story is part of a series featuring Deloitte people and the impactful work they are doing with clients and in the communities they serve.
What is the challenge?
Without access to technology, many disadvantaged families faced difficulties shifting to home-based learning when social distancing measures were implemented in Singapore. To meet this challenge, Engineering Good launched “Computers against COVID” an initiative to coordinate laptop donations from across Singapore. Engineering Good is a Singapore based non-governmental organization that promotes inclusivity for disadvantaged people–especially those with disabilities.
How are we helping?
“We were looking for a way to give back to our community during this unprecedented time,” says Deloitte Singapore & SEA Partner James Walton. “So, when we heard about Engineering Good and ‘Computers against COVID,’ we realized that this was a perfect opportunity, to make an everyday impact.”
Deloitte Singapore quickly organized a donation campaign, where staff could contribute both financially and with the technology they had on hand. By the end of the campaign, Deloitte had collected 84 laptops and tablets, and raised over $100,000. Deloitte practitioners even committed to volunteering with Engineering Good on an ongoing basis.
Access to technology can help and empower students to continue their education, not only during the immediate COVID crisis but also for many years to come.
At Deloitte, we are connecting with our clients, people, and communities to make an impact every day.
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