Published on 19 Mar 2021

NTU group’s digital workshops get seniors saying CanOneLah

The New Paper, page 10 and online

WhatsApp was once a foreign concept to Mr Kassim Jumali, 81, but it quickly became something he knew like the back of his hand, as he learnt how to use the messaging platform make video calls to his daughter living in Johor Bahru. Mr Kassim attended digital literacy workshops organised by a group of final-year NTU students whose aim is to encourage digital adoption among seniors. Called #CanOneLah!, the campaign was rolled out in January at seven senior activity centres, where student volunteers from the NTU Welfare Services Club conduct digital literacy workshops for seniors between 60 and 85 years old. Ms Grace Lee, 23, who co-founded the campaign, said her team believes in creating a strong network for illiterate and low-income seniors, explaining that the #CanOneLah! campaign is in line with the Government's push for digital inclusivity among seniors.