The project aims to reach out to seniors and support them in embracing and adopting technology with confidence. Specifically, it will help them to be familiarised with digital services by the government as well as in the community such as the use of mosque prayer booking system. The project also aims to enable our seniors to continue embarking in a lifelong journey of digital learning and adoption.
In the first phase of the project, RLAF sought to pilot digital learning for Seniors at 4 mosques, which was later expanded to 13 mosques island-wide. The learning was conducted by more than 30 RLAF’s volunteers, who were trained on 3 main areas of focus: (1) MUIS Mosque Booking website, (2) Cybersecurity and (3) TraceTogether. These volunteers were mobilised to set up digital clinics offering 1:1 assistance, and organised lecture sessions, in the aim to help seniors learn basic digital skills and encourage them to continue their digital journey. Over a period of 2 months, RLAF has engaged over 1600 seniors through the first phase of the DTS project.
“I give thumbs up to the ones teaching. Even though we asked a lot of questions, they were willing to teach us until we get it.”Senior, Al-Istighfar
“I like the digital class which you conduct 1-1 because we can ask a lot of questions. It's good, slowly, I learned a lot of things because I am able to communicate with the volunteer.”Jarah YasinSenior, Al-Muttaqin Mosque
“Learning about the scams helps me to identify between real and fake news.”Faridah BeebeeSenior, Hasanah Mosque