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We are all neighbours
Being fondly known as the People’s Bank, POSB is committed to reach out to the community and make a difference to the lives of Singaporeans. Over the years, we have been supporting community development and promoting financial literacy to both young and old. On top of large scale community programmes organised the Bank, our Branch Managers and officers also play an active role in engaging the community within their neighbourhoods.
More than >400,000 children benefited from our Kids programmes.
More than >10,000 seniors benefited from our Senior programmes.
More than >$7mil raised for POSB PAssion Kids Fund to support 108 programmes
More than 70 Active Neighbours serving at POSB branches
For more updates and developments, visit our Newsroom here: dbs.com/newsroom/
Empowering the Young
POSB PAssion Run for Kids
Jointly organised with the People’s Association (PA), POSB PAssion Run for Kids has been the annual largest charity kids run since 2008 and attracts over 10,000 participants. To date, over S$7 million has been raised for the POSB PAssion Kids Fund to support 108 programmes, reaching out to more than 400,000 children.
Visit www.posb.com.sg/runforkids for more information.
Saving Programmes for children in need
POSB works closely with Community Development Councils (CDCs) to create savings programmes for the less privileged children through the POSB PAssion Kids Fund. Till date, close to 8,000 children from families in need have benefited from the programmes.
|North-West POSB Matched Savings Programme||North-East Young Savers Programme|
POSB-NLB Kids’ Lit Quiz
In collaboration with National Library Board (NLB), we organized the National Kids’ Lit Quiz to promote the culture of reading among children in Singapore. It encourages students to read widely ranging from classics, comics to contemporary novels. The winner of the National Kids’ Lit Quiz will then represent Singapore for the World Finals.
|Event graced by Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family||Singapore’s Kids’ Lit Quiz Champion 2017 – St Joseph’s Institution Junior|
Promoting Active Ageing
POSB Active Neighbours
This programme was introduced in 2009 with Council for Third Age (C3A) to promote active lifestyle and lifelong learning for retired seniors through part time work opportunities. The seniors who are above 45 years old are hired and trained as POSB’s digital ambassadors. They proactively encourage and assist senior customers to adopt digital banking. There are currently more than 70 Active Neighbours at our POSB branches.
Provide Digital Literacy Training to Seniors
To ensure that seniors in our community are not left behind in the changing payments landscape, POSB has collaborated with various community partners such as C3A, IMDA and PA to familiarise seniors with digital banking services.
The workshop titled “Introduction to Digital Banking”, is a SkillsFuture credit approved course and seniors may approach their nearest Community Club to register their interest.
|Digital Literacy workshop for seniors held at Bishan CC||Eldersurf Intergen Bootcamp computer literacy workshop with students as guide to seniors|
Building The Community
Sharing the POSB story with Singapore
In celebration of POSB’s 140th anniversary, a special POSB Gallery was curated to share POSB’s heritage and how the bank continues to be entrenched in the community and serve the needs of Singaporeans. The gallery roved around 10 heartland locations in 2017, and attracted over 170,000 visitorship. A digital version of the POSB Gallery was also developed to continue sharing the POSB story with Singapore. Visit www.posb.com.sg/virtualgallery to find out more.
Empowering persons with Special Needs
Since 2013, POSB has been conducting learning sessions for students with special needs to empower them, support inclusion and celebrate their abilities. Over 100 graduating students from Grace Orchard and Pathlight School have since participated and learnt how to perform basic banking transactions.
|Workshop for Pathlight school at POSB Ang Mo Kio Central branch||Workshop for Grace Orchard at POSB Jurong Point branch|
Raising Awareness of Dementia at POSB Branches
As the society is experiencing the impact of a rapidly ageing population, over 1,000 branch staff have attended training on Mental Wellness by speakers from ‘Forget Us Not’. In addition, selected POSB Champions gained deeper understanding on how to handle persons showing signs of dementia, conducted by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
POSB also collaborates with partners Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Office of the Public Guardian to provide joint Mental Wellness talks to Seniors who would like to find out more about the effects of Dementia and what they can do to protect their assets. Seniors who are keen may approach your nearest Community Centre to express interest.
To do our part to build a senior friendly community, POSB staff regularly volunteers to spend time with Seniors in homes and befriender centres to engage the seniors in activities and conversations.
|POSB staff volunteering at NTUC Health Nursing Home||POSB mental wellness workshop for seniors at Tampines CC|
Supporting Student Development
POSB sponsors various book prizes to recognise Polytechnic and ITE students who have excelled academically. The bank also engages students in meaningful community related projects that are relevant to their field of study, and provides opportunities to showcase these projects.
|Marketing business case project presentation by Temasek Polytechnic||ITE College Central student game project showcase at S’pore Discover Centre|