Dedicated to creating meaningful social impact and building a strong support system – individually and collectively, SUSS partners like-minded organisations to make positive impact in our community and for the common good.
One of these partners is Temasek Foundation who supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Its programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.
Working together, SUSS and Temasek Foundation have been introducing a number of initiatives, from the Temasek Foundation Sunburst Scholarship which is available to eligible undergraduates with excellent academic and leadership merits, to the Sociovation Forum which introduces students to the concept of social innovation, motivating an empathy-driven approach to innovation in various sectors.
In light of the accelerating speed of digital transformation in Singapore that has given rise to an increasing demand for e-learning, SUSS and Temasek Foundation have embarked on a new initiative, to equip non-profit organisations with digital capabilities and versatility to advance social and community causes.
The SUSS UniLEARN-Temasek Foundation Grant was launched recently to help community partners develop e-learning courses to meet their needs and those of their target audiences. This grant is open to non-profit organisations focusing on:
- Mental wellness at workplaces/schools/families/community;
- Community healthcare, e.g., caregiving of the vulnerable/disadvantaged;
- Sector capability, e.g., fundraising, non-profit management;
- Community engagement, e.g., volunteerism, first responder/befriender/advocacy.
Successful applicants will benefit from SUSS UniLEARN’s expertise in e-learning and andragogy in co-developing their online course, as well as receive a subsidy to defray the costs required for online course delivery.
Associate Professor Gabriel Gervais, Director of Online Learning at SUSS, said: “We are very happy to collaborate with Temasek Foundation, and we are also thankful for their generous contribution to this social good initiative. The grant that our collaboration offers to eligible non-profit organisations will provide them with an opportunity to digitalise their training content so that through our UniLEARN e-platform, they can much more efficiently reach out to a wider audience of volunteers and beneficiaries.”
Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Head of Programmes at Temasek Foundation, added: “Non-profit organisations are often the conduit for training the community in various social care skills. With e-learning platforms, they are able to reach a wider audience more effectively. Through this programme, we hope to enhance the capability of these community organisations as they implement e-learning, focus on urgent training needs and scale up their reach. This way more people can acquire the essential skills needed to benefit the community.”
For further details or expression of interest in the SUSS UniLEARN-Temasek Foundation Grant, do reach out to the UniLEARN team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2022.