The school's Infocomm Club collaborated with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore to organize an Inter-Generational IT Boot Camp for senior citizen participants from the various Community Clubs on the 28th and 29th May 2012.
The workshop's objectives included fostering closer inter-generational ties between students and the elderly through hands-on IT sessions, impart basic IT knowledge that will allow seniors to benefit from the advent of social media as well as the latest web developments. The objectives of the boot camp were also in line with the PA's Active Ageing Council's mission to create a supportive environment for active ageing elements to flourish in grassroots programmes and to cultivate the notion of active ageing from young. The single day workshops lasted 3 hours each and covered basic IT knowledge and skills such as using web applications, viewing of online media and simple utilization of cyber-resources.
During the workshop, members of the club helped in teaching and coaching the senior citizens, basic IT skills on a one to one basis. Both our students and senior citizens had a fruitful and enjoyable time interacting with one another during the workshop.