Because we’re Neighbours first, bankers second

Making a difference in our communities since 1877.

Because we’re Neighbours first, bankers second

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.

Key highlights:

  • More than >330,000 children benefited from our Kids programmes.

  • More than >3,000 seniors benefited from our Senior programmes.

  • More than >$5.4mil raised for POSB PAssion Kids Fund to support 75 programmes

  • More than >70 Active Neighbours serving at POSB branches

For more updates and developments, visit our Newsroom here: dbs.com/newsroom/

Details

POSB PAssion Run for Kids

Jointly organized with the People’s Association, POSB PAssion Run for Kids has been the annual largest charity kids run over 8 years which attracts over 10,000 participants. To date, over S$5.4 million has been raised for POSB PAssion Kids Fund to support 75 programmes reaching out to more than 320,000 children.

Join us at POSB PAssion Run for Kids 2017 on 10 September at the Marina Promontory! 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 eYoung Savers Programme

POSB eYoung Savers Programme is a partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) to promote financial literacy to the young through an interactive and engaging digital board game. It is the first initiative by a bank to be made available on IMDA’s popular Lab on Wheels bus. The IMDA Lab on Wheels is an industry led initiative aimed at seeding students’ interest and exciting them to study technology via the experiential and engaging technology featured on the bus.

 
Launched by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education Children engaged in the eYoung Savers Board Game

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

POSB Active Neighbours

The programme was introduced in 2009 together with Council for Third Age (C3A) to hire retired seniors as digital advocates and help fellow senior customers with their banking transactions. There are currently more than 70 Active Neighbours serving at various POSB branches across the island.


Financial Literacy for Silver Aged

Since 2014, POSB has been proactively reaching out to seniors through various Financial Literacy programmes for seniors. These programmes have enriched approximately 1,000 seniors in North East CDC, South West CDC region. Topics include retirement planning, Estate & Will planning and Lasting Power of Attorney.

 
Senior Financial Literacy workshop at Bedok Reservoir Punggol Gardens RC Senior workshop conducted in conjunction with POSB Seletar Mall Official Opening

Provide Digital Literacy Training to Seniors

To ensure seniors are not left behind in today’s digital age, POSB together with our partners IMDA and People’s Association’s Senior Academy, introduced digital literacy programmes to help seniors become familiarised with POSB’s digital and self-service banking services. Seniors may approach their nearest Community Club to find out about these programmes and sign up! Training will be provided by the branch staff members within the neighbourhood. We are Neighbours first!

 
Self-service banking workshop for seniors at POSB Waterway Point branch Eldersurf Intergen Bootcamp computer literacy workshop with students as guide to seniors

Sharing the POSB story with Singapore

In celebration of POSB’s 140th anniversary, a specially curated POSB Gallery is roving around the heartlands to share POSB’s heritage and how we continue to be entrenched in the community and serve the needs of Singaporeans today. Visit www.posb.com.sg/posbgallery 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

In light of the ageing population, over 1,000 POSB branch staff have been educated on Mental Wellness and learnt how to identify and support customers with dementia. The team has also put forth these skills through house visitations to seniors at Ang Mo Kio Lions Befrienders Centre to promote mental wellness awareness. During the house visits, the team asked a list of questions to the residents relating to signs of early dementia that will be shared with Lion Befrienders.

 
POSB staff going out for Home Visit at Ang Mo Kio Lions Befrienders Centre POSB staff attending workshop on Mental Wellness

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

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