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Problem Statement

As Singapore increasingly digitalises, younger generations are moving online, leaving elderly disconnected and left behind. Intergenerational gaps between youth and elderly are clearer than ever today as the younger, more diverse population reaches adulthood.

With a growing social and digital divide between the older and younger generations, how might we encourage digital skills sharing between youths and elderly to close the digital divide and foster strong intergenerational connections?

Project Description

Work Live Digital! (WLD) harnesses the power of cocreation to close the intergenerational gap with a Digital Sandbox programme where youths and elderly collaborate on digital projects.

WLD will work with subject matter experts to design a 4 weeks programme to teach a digital skill (e.g. digital art, videography, photography). Elderly and youths will participate in masterclass sessions to learn digital skill from the expert and work together in teams to develop & deliver a mini project.

A showcase will be held for teams to share the projects that they have developed.

Project By: Petrina Yeow, Likitha Raghavendra, Malcolm Lim, Madhumitha Raghavendra

A Few Questions For You

How Can We Improve?

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Guest

19/01/22 11:04:09

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

19/01/22 11:04:09

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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Guest

19/01/22 11:04:09

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Cooking traditional dishes together, doing tai chi together, having a good conversation over tea (questions and prompts can be provided for meaningful conversation.

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Guest

19/01/22 10:22:05

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

19/01/22 10:22:05

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

19/01/22 10:22:05

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Cooking while referring to an online recipe/video (incorporating interests/expertise of both generations)

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Guest

18/01/22 22:30:19

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

18/01/22 22:30:19

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

18/01/22 22:30:19

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Something the elderly prefers.

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Guest

18/01/22 21:54:26

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

18/01/22 21:54:26

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

18/01/22 21:54:26

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Outdoor activities such as taking photos of scenic locations

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Zhou Wei Xian

18/01/22 21:01:55

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Zhou Wei Xian

18/01/22 21:01:55

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Zhou Wei Xian

18/01/22 21:01:55

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

more open communication and courses to bridge the gap .

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Jessica

18/01/22 16:10:18

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Jessica

18/01/22 16:10:18

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Jessica

18/01/22 16:10:18

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Funny activities

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Guest

18/01/22 15:53:04

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

18/01/22 15:53:04

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

18/01/22 15:53:04

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Games, activities that can build up bonding. painting, drawing (hands on)

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Gabriel

18/01/22 14:49:39

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Gabriel

18/01/22 14:49:39

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Gabriel

18/01/22 14:49:39

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Imparting of knowledge/skills from the elderly that the youths are interested in

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Guest

18/01/22 13:41:07

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

18/01/22 13:41:07

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

18/01/22 13:41:07

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Learning and experiencing each other\'s culture during their time/era.

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17/01/22 22:21:19

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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17/01/22 22:21:19

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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17/01/22 22:21:19

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

practical skills - tailoring, photography, sewing, cooking

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Guest

17/01/22 20:31:10

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

17/01/22 20:31:10

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Guest

17/01/22 20:31:10

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Other types of Recreational hobbies. Gardening?

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Guest

14/01/22 20:34:07

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

14/01/22 20:34:07

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

14/01/22 20:34:07

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Photography, learning how to use the phone

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Guest

11/01/22 22:06:11

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

11/01/22 22:06:11

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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Guest

11/01/22 22:06:11

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

activities that can achieve a common goal

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Guest

11/01/22 15:17:09

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

11/01/22 15:17:09

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

11/01/22 15:17:09

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Exercise, games, travelling, eating

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Vera

10/01/22 23:41:20

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Vera

10/01/22 23:41:20

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Vera

10/01/22 23:41:20

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

activities that can be done during festive seasons will have less obstacles

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Guest

10/01/22 22:08:42

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Guest

10/01/22 22:08:42

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

10/01/22 22:08:42

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Team games/activities

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Stefanie

10/01/22 20:11:18

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Stefanie

10/01/22 20:11:18

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Stefanie

10/01/22 20:11:18

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Things that the elderly generations done in the past, would be cool to revisit them so that elderly can reminisce their past and the young can enjoy and also understand more of their hobbies. Can be also like activities that youths enjoy like tiktok?? Haha get elderly to be involved too

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Guest

09/01/22 18:44:35

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

09/01/22 18:44:35

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

09/01/22 18:44:35

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Hands-on challenges.

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Guest

07/01/22 19:47:20

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

07/01/22 19:47:20

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

07/01/22 19:47:20

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

More hands on activity

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Guest

06/01/22 23:13:18

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

06/01/22 23:13:18

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

06/01/22 23:13:18

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Shared activities such as food, celebration and cultural activities which cross generations.

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Zhijuan

06/01/22 16:23:38

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Zhijuan

06/01/22 16:23:38

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Zhijuan

06/01/22 16:23:38

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Quizzes

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Ho Yao Kang

06/01/22 01:39:50

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Ho Yao Kang

06/01/22 01:39:50

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Ho Yao Kang

06/01/22 01:39:50

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

singing and story telling

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Guest

05/01/22 20:22:18

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Guest

05/01/22 20:22:18

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

05/01/22 20:22:18

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

allowing youths to try activities or hobbies of previous generations to maybe find a common ground between them and the elderly

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Guest

04/01/22 22:13:45

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

04/01/22 22:13:45

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

04/01/22 22:13:45

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Have to find a common likes between youths and eldery. Different people have different likes and dislikes. It can be singing, outdoor activites

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Guest

03/01/22 23:14:44

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Guest

03/01/22 23:14:44

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Guest

03/01/22 23:14:44

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

activities that allow both parties to gain a better understanding of one another, chance to exchange resources eg get to showcase skills or wisdom

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Guest

02/01/22 09:38:46

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

02/01/22 09:38:46

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

02/01/22 09:38:46

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Vr activities

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Guest

02/01/22 02:51:36

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Guest

02/01/22 02:51:36

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Guest

02/01/22 02:51:36

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

hands-on activities e.g. exercise, walks, participating in an activity together.

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Guest

01/01/22 20:01:20

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

01/01/22 20:01:20

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

01/01/22 20:01:20

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Some activities that are more interactive and closer to what the elderly are accustomed to

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Guest

01/01/22 18:35:40

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

01/01/22 18:35:40

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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Guest

01/01/22 18:35:40

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

I think any activity that 1. can be done at the comfort of home 2.provides an incentive or reward would improve the take-up rate.

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Adhithya

01/01/22 17:35:55

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Adhithya

01/01/22 17:35:55

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Adhithya

01/01/22 17:35:55

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Doing the same activities as the other for a day

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Jun kit

01/01/22 16:25:59

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Jun kit

01/01/22 16:25:59

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Jun kit

01/01/22 16:25:59

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Cooking food together

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Guest

31/12/21 20:32:25

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

31/12/21 20:32:25

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

31/12/21 20:32:25

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Attending courses together to learn new skills and knowledge together to get better understanding of each other too!

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Guest

31/12/21 12:05:36

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

31/12/21 12:05:36

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Lack of shared interests

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Guest

31/12/21 12:05:36

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

more interaction

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Guest

31/12/21 11:37:13

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

No

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Guest

31/12/21 11:37:13

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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Guest

31/12/21 11:37:13

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Daily exercises together

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Guest

31/12/21 10:08:28

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

31/12/21 10:08:28

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Difficulty in communication

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Guest

31/12/21 10:08:28

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Chess

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Guest

29/12/21 23:20:15

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

29/12/21 23:20:15

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

29/12/21 23:20:15

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

I think physical activities - exercise can be a good way!

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Fathima Imraanah Bte Mohd Shahrim

29/12/21 19:16:27

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Fathima Imraanah Bte Mohd Shahrim

29/12/21 19:16:27

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Fathima Imraanah Bte Mohd Shahrim

29/12/21 19:16:27

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Cohesian activities

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Guest

28/12/21 20:11:17

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

28/12/21 20:11:17

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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Guest

28/12/21 20:11:17

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Cooking daily meals together

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Guest

27/12/21 09:27:25

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

27/12/21 09:27:25

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

27/12/21 09:27:25

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Both of us shall sit and share their experience in life and share their ideas and thoughts to overcome this generational gap!

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Guest

26/12/21 20:39:30

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

26/12/21 20:39:30

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Do not interact frequently or at all

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Guest

26/12/21 20:39:30

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

family day outing

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Guest

25/12/21 12:24:38

In response to "Would you be interested to learn new skills with your grandchildren/grandparents?"

Yes

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Guest

25/12/21 12:24:38

In response to "What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?"

Different mindsets

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Guest

25/12/21 12:24:38

In response to "What kind of activities could improve bonding between the youths and elderly?"

Photowalks

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Guest

19/01/22 11:04:09

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Some grandparents may not be willing to learn new technology as they see it as a waste of time. Rather than a digital literacy lesson, it may be better to market it as a fun bonding activity. Grandparents and the children could play simple games online such as Threes. And once they get used to the computer controls (clicking, hovering, etc.) they can move on to more complex tasks like creating a PowerPoint slide or buying something online. Videography and photography are interesting, however this may be a little advanced (and rather daunting) for elderly that have no prior experience with such technologies.

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Guest

19/01/22 10:22:05

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Tailor the pairings of youth-to-elderly so that interests are met, as much as possible!

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Guest

18/01/22 22:30:19

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

When this is official, who will be the initiating party? Who applies for the programme? If it\'s the parents, maybe you should speak with the parents to understand how their children are interacting with their grandparents and what kind of activities do they do usually.

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Guest

18/01/22 21:54:26

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

As not everyone has the same learning pace, instead of a fixed 4 weeks to learn and then complete a project, there could be a system where the elderly is being monitored on their progress and only participate in the final project when they have completed their learning journey.

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Zhou Wei Xian

18/01/22 21:01:55

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

There should be more courses to create bonding . I don\'t see the issue with digital gap . To each his own , I only feel we should encourage open communication . When one is opened , things get done .

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Jessica

18/01/22 16:10:18

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Will be hard to make both elderly and youth interested in digital upskilling

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Guest

18/01/22 15:53:04

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Youth can invite their grandparents to participate the activities together.

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Gabriel

18/01/22 14:49:39

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

How can we make this program sustainable? I don\'t think the elderly have the physical and mental capacity to handle digital platforms for long periods of time, it might either bore them or frustrate them. Perhaps the elderly can help with the content creation rather than with the digitalisation

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Guest

18/01/22 13:41:07

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Providing certificates that may be recognised by the industry which might help the youths or elderly find jobs if they ever need to.

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Guest

14/01/22 20:34:07

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

WLD is a great idea, to help the youths and elderly bond and help the elderly learn to adapt digitally. While reading through, I realized that I bond well with my grandma over watching cooking videos to decide our next menu, and online shopping! - I feel that depending on how often the programme will be held across the 4 weeks & how digitally savvy the elderly is prior to this programme, the objectives to be met might have to be adjusted. Thinking back to the times when I have to teach my grandparents how to use a smart phone, it took repetitive teachings and reminders for them to get the hang of taking photos, viewing it in gallery and making phone calls. - I also feel that it is important to firstly show and teach the elderly how they can use the digital skills to elevate their day to day, and how it improves their lives. Especially for those who are closed off to the idea of digital enhancement. Good luck! :)

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Guest

11/01/22 22:06:11

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

more incentives for the elderly to join this programme since they may not have the motivation to learn

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Guest

11/01/22 15:17:09

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Interview the elderly as well to get their opinions on what they would like to do and how they would like to spend more time with their youths.

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Vera

10/01/22 23:41:20

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

As mentioned above, activities that can be done during festive seasons will have less obstacles. Seniors generally don\'t want to be burdens and so this activity must make them feel as if they\'re helping out and doing something positive - to HELP the youth.

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Guest

10/01/22 22:08:42

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Important to interview elderlies, especially those who are living alone or do not have strong social support as they are the ones who will benefit the most from this initiative.

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Stefanie

10/01/22 20:11:18

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Knowing how to communicate with elderly is important. In our current generation, a lot of us use English to communicate but many elderly including my grandparents do not understand English so it\'s quite difficult to communicate to them if English is the only language used.

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Guest

09/01/22 18:44:35

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Have both digital and non-digital components so that elderlies that are not familiar with electronics won’t be too stressed out.

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Guest

07/01/22 19:47:20

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

I feel that the elderly will not be able to cope if they do not know how to use the computer well, let alone use the other softwares needed for eg: videography. Turning on the computer and transferring pictures from phone to the computer can be difficult for those who don’t know how to use the computer .. Digital photography sounds the best esp when the focus can be on what type of photos the elderly like to take as well exploring sg/ places to take pic tgt - the focus then can be on the story telling behind the pic and how it bonds both the old and young. And the young can tend teach the old regarding the cool filters/photoshops, this way they can appreciate the before and final products.

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Guest

06/01/22 23:13:18

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

I believe this is a very interesting idea where elderly and youths are partnered together to do a project. However, I am concern with the timeframe as it can be quite long, and the adoption mechanism maybe challenging. Activities which currently succeeding in uniting youths and the elderly could be capitalized to incorporate into the programme (e.g. cooking lessons of signature and old local dishes, festival events and etc) - kind of like hyperlocalization but in this case narrowing down to the demographics.

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Ho Yao Kang

06/01/22 01:39:50

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

make sure to standardise the language, pick youth with same dialect. also, make sure elderly can take up an easier role while youth can solve challenging tasks. this way elderly feel engaged while not challenged too much as their mental capability has weakened. for elderly who are not able to walk to venue, can send youth to their home place instead.

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Guest

04/01/22 22:13:45

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Have to observe. Different youths and elderies have different likings. It all depends.

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Guest

03/01/22 23:14:44

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

i think have to think of more ways in marketing outreach/incentives for the elderly side to want to join if not they wouldn’t really be very interested or bother to put in the effort

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Guest

02/01/22 09:38:46

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Let the elderly choose which digital skills they have an interest in or may help them. Teach them from the basics and have someone who is experienced with dialects/interacting with the elderly conduct the lesson

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Guest

02/01/22 02:51:36

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Perhaps look into streamlining your project and identifying digital skills of the elderly - at the moment it seems too broad. You can have an elderly without any literacy skills at all - for example, someone who can\'t read anything at all - what would be the curriculum for that elderly? Also, what would be the incentive for the youth to participate in this project?

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Guest

01/01/22 20:01:20

In response to "How Can We Improve?"

Appreciate this initiative to foster the relationship between youths and elderly. As much as we hope the elderly be engaged in the world we are now in, I believe they too hope that we can understand the world they grew up in and maybe relive them to enjoy the moments together with them.

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Guest

01/01/22 18:35:40

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You could do a study to determine what kind of digital skills the elderly actually want to learn. For example, are the elderly interested in learning: digital art, videography, photography? I would think they would be more interested in how to use Facebook, Whatsapp and other social media to connect with their children/grandchildren. I also think elderly would want to learn how to do tasks like banking, buying groceries, necessities online. For this question \'What is a major reason for the intergenerational divide?\' you should allow more than one answer. If the reason for the intergenerational divide is Difficulty in communication, I do not see how your solution address this.

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HIRSYAM JAMALI

31/12/21 22:39:03

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People born 60 years ago today lived a very different life and lived through a very different rite-of-passage that shaped who they are today. Do not underestimate their views of the world today. What they lack in new knowledge, they make up for in experience. Make the collaboration a two-way communication, identify their unique experiences that are beneficial to youths and vice versa.

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Guest

29/12/21 23:20:15

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WLD sounds like fun! Perhaps you can also consider a way (maybe an additional class?) to help youths and elderly learn effective communication and interaction with one another. That way the projects can potentially progress smoother. Apart from just having one-off projects. A platform for youths and elderly to interact on consistently can be a good to keep the relationship close/intimate :) Otherwise, I think this idea is pretty innovative 👍

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Guest

28/12/21 20:11:17

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I do not think that we will require technology in this matter to improve communications amongst generations. IMO, the main problem steps from poor or lack of communications, which in turn becomes a barrier in their relationship. Preparing a daily meal, or learning some old-traditional, such as making rice dumpling, tutu kueh, etc. can improve the relationship, leading to better communications, and greater bonds. Be more open-minded, do not judge, and be more patient.

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Guest

25/12/21 12:24:38

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Photography is an activity that people of all ages take part in. The younger generation is well versed in the art and the elderly are increasingly interested in snapping away with their mobile devices. Coupled with other activities popular among the elderly such as morning walks in the park, touring around Singapore, and relaxing at hawker centres or coffee shops, there is an opportunity for both generations to interact over landscape, cityscape and portrait photography. In addition, a follow-up event could be held to take things one step further and teach the elderly how to use filters or photo editing software like Lightroom.

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