Laptop on desk (Photo by lucas law on Unsplash)

Beyond the laptop: From digital access to digital inclusion and literacy (Lim May-Ann; COVID-19, one year on)

One year ago, we documented community initiatives and discussed structural challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore. One year later, we are inviting the same guests back to talk about their work, how they are feeling, and what they think we have learnt or have yet to learn from the pandemic. Today, we have Lim May-Ann, a volunteer with ​​Engineering Good’s Computers against COVID initiative. She shares how her work has evolved since the end of the circuit-breaker last year and evaluates Singapore’s progress in making sure that every student has a laptop.

Escalator at a train station (Photo by Ng Shi Wen)

Building solid ground for those in Singapore facing online harassment, abuse, and harms

Informed by their interviews with individuals in Singapore who experienced online harassment, abuse, or harms, researchers Catherine Chang and Holly Apsley developed Solid Ground, at solidground.sg. Supported by the Association of Women for Action and Research and the National Youth Council, the Solid Ground project offers step-by-step guides and resources complemented by thoughtful aesthetics and illustrations. Today, they share more about technology-facilitated sexual violence or TFSV, their detailed and intricate process of building the website, and how they worked to bridge research and practice.

Glass building by a small pond (Photo by Ng Shi Wen)

Advising career and further education choices through a pandemic (Mock Yi Jun; COVID-19, one year on)

One year ago, we documented community initiatives and discussed structural challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore. One year later, we are inviting the same guests back to talk about their work, how they are feeling, and what they think we have learnt or have yet to learn from the pandemic. Today, we have Mock Yi Jun, who leads the youth-led non-profit Advisory, dedicated to help young Singaporeans make informed career and further education choices. Last year, he shared how the non-profit worked to transition online, and now we learn more about how the transition has evolved.