Innovative projects to drive inter-generational digital inclusion
The SIE Fund has funded four innovative projects seeking to promote inter-generational digital inclusion by engaging young people to, through employment or volunteer work, make good use of their digital knowledge to help the elderly increase their understanding and adoption of digital technologies, and at the same time foster inter-generational harmony and enhance social cohesion.
The four organisations funded for implementing the innovative projects are the Harmony Garden Lutheran Centre for the Elderly, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Youth Employment Network, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute of Active Ageing, and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Ltd respectively. The four projects will all commence in October 2021 and last for 1.5 years to 2.5 years. It is expected that more than 3 700 elderlies and nearly 450 youths will be benefitted. The projects will not only address effectively social needs under the epidemic, but also promote sustainable inter-generational digital inclusion and create long term social impact.