TCS participated in PA Chingay Parade – In 2020 and in 2021 (Virtual) and won the best contingent display (Travelling) in 2020. The Chingay Parade started in 1973 as a street parade to celebrate the Lunar New Year and since has evolved into an annual iconic event that showcases Singapore’s rich and unique multi-ethnic and cosmopolitan culture.
When the world was hit by the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020, TCS held a fund-raising drive where employees’ contributions were matched by TCS. The drive raised SGD 70,000 towards the TCS-PA Empowerment Fund, that was set up with our CSR partner the People’s Association (PA) in August 2020. The funds will be used to alleviate Covid-19’s impact on vulnerable communities in Singapore and provide affected individuals with education, upskilling and reskilling opportunities during these challenging times.
TCS has also signed a multiyear MoU with PA to foster close working relationship on their future community initiatives as well that will leverage our IT and manpower capabilities.
This robust partnership with PA was recognised when Mr. Girish was awarded with Project We Care Special Recognition (Individual) for his sterling contributions towards the community. This recognized Mr. Girish as individual partners who leads by example, actively participating and supporting Project We Care initiatives and rallying his employees and peers from other organisations to contribute. TCS Singapore also won the Merit Award for The People’s Association Community Spirit (PACS) Awards in 2018 and subsequently the highest category PACS Excellence Award in 2019, which recognizes TCS’ commendable contributions towards the community.
Partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
TCS’ strategic partnership with IMDA consists of a Company Led Training (CLT) program to build the pipeline of IT professionals in Singapore and participation in IMDA volunteer programs such as recruiting volunteers for Silver IT Festival, which aims to promote digital literacy amongst seniors aged 50 and above. Seniors are taught smartphone and computer skills. The Company Led Training program which is a collaboration between TCS Singapore and IMDA to employ and train fresh graduates with latest IT programming skills and knowledge.
Digizen is an initiative by TCS supporting the Stay Healthy, Go Digital movement by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in the spirit of #SGUnited. TCS built a super app, a community engagement platform for people to continue to enjoy their daily activities anytime, anywhere. The App is designed to help people and families stay active and engaged; with resources on health, fitness, learning & entertainment needs. The app aggregates resources from credible sources, including Gov.sg, IMDA and SG United onto a single platform, enabling people to access these resources at their fingertips, without the need to leave the app.
As part of our efforts to alleviating the challenges posed by COVID-19, in April 2020, TCS Singapore donated over $40,000 worth of laptops to IMDA for 58 students and Mobile broadband connection for 14 students from low-income families that helped ensure that they could continue their education via home-based learning.
CSR: Innovation as a Service
TCS Singapore has set up a CSR ‘incubation centre’ called Digital Garage where multitude of Social innovation projects are being developed around the areas of senior care, sustainability, and engaging employees and members of the public through health & wellness.
The social Innovation projects include:
- SLAB ( Senior Lab) has developed Senci (a mobile app) and Care Senior platform in collaboration with Singapore Management University, to assist elderly in their daily life tasks
- Silverthon - Ideathon platform for helping seniors improve their lifestyle
- Onme - Cloud giving platforms where one can donate meals when you go to any restaurant or to shop
- Growlah - Digital platform for seniors to become entrepreneurs, and enabling citizens to grow their own, promoting Grow Local and Eat Local.
- Clickfit - engaging employees through health, fitness and travel and helping employees cutting their carbon footprint