NCS donates 400 refurbished laptops to 9 charities under the care of Community Chest
Singapore, Mon Nov 04 02:29:00 GMT 2013
NCS, a leading infocommunications technology service provider, today announced that it had donated 400 refurbished laptops to 9 charities under the care of Community Chest (ComChest). The laptops will facilitate classroom teachings and support the administrative needs of the charities.
The donation from NCS, which is part of the SingTel Group, is an extension of an already close working relationship between SingTel and ComChest. The SingTel Touching Lives Fund (STLF), which is SingTel’s philanthropic programme, has raised over S$24 million since 2002. MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School, one of STLF beneficiaries, will receive 125 laptops, with the remaining distributed to the other charities.
Speaking at the donation ceremony at the MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens, Chia Wee Boon, CEO of NCS said: “NCS, as part of the SingTel Group are committed to being responsible corporate citizens. As part of our community and sustainability efforts, we are glad to utilise the refurbished laptops to meet the teaching and learning needs of students, as well as support the administrative needs of the charities. We had teams of enthusiastic staff volunteering their time to help refurbish the laptops over a couple of weeks leading to this donation effort. We hope to sustain these efforts and make donating of our refurnished laptops a more regular effort to charities who would find them useful.”
“We are glad to partner with NCS in this meaningful initiative to help our charities and the beneficiaries. We are appreciative of the SingTel Group for their contributions through SingTel Touching Lives Fund and the many initiatives that have made an impact to the beneficiaries. We look forward to more opportunities in this partnership,” said Ms Ng Ling Ling, General Manager of Community Chest.
“We are happy to receive the laptops from NCS, and have already identified uses for these laptops. We will be utilising them in our computer classes to teach our students computer skills. We will also be passing some of these laptops to students who do not have a computer at home,” said Sharon Ng, Principal, MINDS Lee Kong Chian Gardens School.
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