(Episode #02 – COVID19 Community Chronicles) Disadvantaged or low-income families: “Every student should have a laptop. Full stop.”

Podcast cover art photo by Andrea Ang on Unsplash

COVID19 Community Chronicles is a socialservice.sg podcast which documents community initiatives and discusses related structural or systemic challenges or issues.

The podcast is hosted by Anchor and is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The full list of episodes are also available.

Not having a computer or an Internet connection, it might be argued, is symbolic of the many challenges faced by low-income Singaporean households (with school-going children). And even with government assistance – beyond the provision of such technological necessities – individuals and community groups have also stepped up, offering other forms of assistance to Singaporeans who may have fallen through the cracks.

We speak to Lim May-Ann (Engineering Good’s Computers against COVID: https://engineeringgood.org/computers-against-covid/) as well as David Hoe (Project Stable Staples: projectstablestaples.sg).

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