In Singapore today, digital technology has become an important part of our lives to communicate with one another, search for information and access online resources. At times, we may need to use smart devices to receive salaries, make online payments and transactions. For ex-offenders who have been away from the community for a long period of time, digital connectivity is now an essential component for their successful reintegration into society.
Under this initiative, newly-released ex-offenders who meet the relevant criteria may be eligible for a free smartphone with six months' worth of unlimited data mobile plan. This is to help them reconnect with families and friends as they rebuild their lives after prison, and is also extended to those undergoing community supervision and community-based programmes.
Pre-loaded into the smartphones given out is also our very own ISCOS Mobile App, where users may be updated about the latest ISCOS events, as well as sign-up for upcoming events, submit enquiries and make appointments using the app.
On 9 December 2019, we were delighted to have friends of ISCOS with us to witness the launch of these two initiatives!
We would like to acknowledge the sponsors who are on board with us:
CC Yang & Co
We also welcome more to come on board to keep this initiative sustainable and available to more beneficiaries! If you would like to contribute, please make a donation here, or contact us at [email protected] or 67437885. Thank you!