Informatics congratulates The Bok Choys for coming in 2nd Runner-up in the CDL-GCNS Young CSR Leaders Award

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From left to right: Dr. Charles Ling, Melina Yong, Ryan Ong, Dixon Ho, Haris Thong, Kelvin Ng, Prema Kanagalingam, Michelle Zhang, Allan Norton

Recognising the increasing trends of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among businesses, Informatics joined the City Development Limited-Global Compact Network Singapore (CDL-GCNS) Young CSR Leaders Award competition as a participating organisation in order to inspire youths towards greater social responsibility. The Young CSR Leaders Award is a case competition that drew in a record 134 participating teams from universities and polytechnics. The objective of the competition was for teams to come up with a proposal to improve the CSR strategies of participating organisations.

Informatics had the chance to work with 4 NUS Year 1 students in creating a CSR strategy that would tap on Informatics’ strengths as an IT education provider. The students came in for a 3-month attachment with us and engaged our staff and external stakeholders to better understand how we can further enhance Informatics’ core values of Social Responsibility. We are happy to say that the NUS team – named The Bok Choys – came in as 2nd Runner Up for the case competition!

As part of Informatics core values on Social Responsibility, we are excited to implement the proposals by The Bok Choys to reduce the digital divide in Singapore through empowerment via IT education. These ideas include:

  • Creating an IT Learning Journey for students to raise awareness on issues of cyber-security and cyber bulling and,
  • Implementing a campaign to galvanize the public to nominate disadvantaged individuals to receive a scholarship with Informatics

Thank you GCNS and CDL for organising this event. Well done to The Bok Choys for their well-deserved win, and we look forward to fully implementing their proposals by the end of this year.

For more pictures of the GCNS Summit 2017 event and the prize presentation ceremony of the Young CSR Leaders Award, please visit GCNS’ Flickr albums here and here.