When the pandemic hit us hard in 2020, we saw a major shift in the digital landscape where all physical activities were halted and converted to virtual. This had further widened the digital divide among senior citizens who are usually less equipped with digital technology skills, limiting their access to an abundance of social activities online during the Circuit Breaker. With the goal of helping senior citizens to stay connected and active online, Montfort Care started Project E-Seniors to impart fundamental knowledge on the usage of common social interactive platforms to seniors.
With the philosophy of “me” to “we” , over 30 senior volunteers from YAH! had undergone digital training on teaching commonly used mobile applications to YAH! alumni. These group of senior volunteers were able to challenge norms and change the perception that seniors are resistant to technology, a true embodiment of YAH!’s “serving others brings happiness” spirit.