Seniors teach Seniors @ RSVP Singapore
Recently I joined StarHub’s GreenR Community!
I am Dora Lim, a PG in my 70s. In 2013, I was selected to be one of StarHub’s 8 Golden Gurus. We were StarHub’s ambassadors, giving back to society by imparting IT knowledge to other seniors. This program was in line with the promotion of Active Ageing in Singapore and was supported by Council for Third Age (C3A) and RSVP ProGuide, a social enterprise company formed by RSVP Singapore which is a non-profit organization for senior volunteers.
I enjoyed 31 years of working life, and after my retirement in 2005, I joined RSVP Singapore as a volunteer. We, volunteers, actively engage other seniors to volunteer and serve in the community to help others in need. I was introduced to RSVP by my daughter, Louisa, who was working for the Down Syndrome Association. She used to bring the DSA children to RSVP to do mini-volunteer work. I started my volunteer work as a Cyberguide trainer to teach like-minded seniors on Basic Computer, etc. (see List 1). Other courses are Becoming an Effective Volunteer, etc. (see List 2). The Cyberguide Program aims to promote IT skills among seniors and help them overcome the digital divide, and now join the Smart Nation initiatives!
I am also in the RSVP PC Maintenance team, whereby we maintain the classroom computers so that they are in good working condition.
Benefits of volunteering – Happiness and satisfaction from sharing my ICT knowledge with fellow seniors, and at the same time learning and gaining more knowledge and experience on ICT. Train the Trainers courses by IMDA, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft were provided by these organisations.
Do encourage the seniors in your families to join us!
Upcoming Open House @ RSVP Singapore!
- Wed 28 Apr 10.00 – 11.00am
- Tue 25 May 3.00 – 4.00pm
- Mon 28 Jun 3.00 – 4.00pm
Contact RSVP Singapore @ 62590802 or https://rsvp.org.sg
9 am – 6 pm – Mon-Fri (excl Public Holidays)
9 Bishan Place, #08-02 & #09-03, Junction 8 (Office Tower)
List 1 (place cursor on the link below, press/hold Ctrl & click to open link)