Invitation of Funding Proposals for Enhancing the Capability and Interest of the Elderly in Learning and Adopting Digital Technologies with Participation/Employment of the Youth
With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the use of digital products to receive instant information and maintain close connection with the society has been intensified. The elderly, who generally have lower digital literacy, have therefore become more isolated and vulnerable. Meanwhile, more and more young people, who are in general well-versed in digital technologies, have become unemployed or underemployed under the epidemic.
The SIE Fund is now inviting funding proposals for projects that will enhance the capability and interest of the elderly in learning and adopting digital technologies with the participation/employment of the youth. The aim is to unleash the talents of the youth to meet the digital needs of the elderly, encourage elderly learning and at the same time promote inter-generational harmony and social cohesion.
The proposed projects have to comprise two elements, namely (a) intervention(s) seeking to enhance the capability and interest of the elderly in learning and adopting digital technologies; and (b) engagement/employment of young people to support or provide the intervention(s). Interested and eligible parties have to submit their proposals to the SIE Fund Task Force Secretariat no later than 6pm on 31 May 2021. Please refer to the following for more details: