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I had a lot of fun at this Christmas Party, especially playing the games! Thank you to StarHub for the presents, the food and the party! I am also very grateful to the StarHubber who fulfilled my wish of entry to Universal Studios for my family. A Fairy Godparent Programme beneficiary, aged 14
opportunities. The programme, known as the IAC Certificate in Office Skills (ICOS), aims to equip people with physical, sensory and developmental disabilities with the skills necessary for an administrative position. Partly accredited by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications, the structured programme offers modules in information and communications technology, personal effectiveness, work preparation as well as soft skills such as managing workplace conflicts. StarHub’s donation of $200,000 (the first $120,000 paid in 2013) to SPD will cover the course fees of 72 participants over two years. We also invited 11 trainees from the first ICOS batch to the StarHub office to give them a taste of the corporate work environment and at the same time make our employees aware of the difficulties some people with disabilities face daily.
Sharing Good Times with the Less Fortunate
A group of 70 StarHub employees decided to share their team-bonding Christmas Party—that included three Bringing Father’s Day to prisoners and their families.
hours of games, fun and food—with 44 young children of ex-offenders on Christmas Eve, 2013. After the games, StarHub volunteers handed out presents to the children based on the children’s wishlist. StarHub’s young guests, who came with their parents, are beneficiaries of the Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme. Earlier in August, StarHub had invited some 22 families under ISCOS’ care to the StarHub Family Day at Wave House Sentosa.
StarHub-ISCOS Bursary Award 2014
We committed $80,000 as a title sponsor of the StarHub-ISCOS Bursary Award 2014, which is a major component of the Yellow Ribbon FundISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme. It encourages ex-offenders’ children to perform well in school and be rewarded with a cash bursary at the end of the school term. A one-time cash award ranging from $300–$500 is given to students who have attained 55% or equivalent and above in their final exam results.