Code for Charity Singapore
SAP donates €50,000 to needy student fund and engages 10,000 students
SAP is the exclusive sponsor of Code for Charity, a first-of its-kind challenge in Singapore where students code for a charitable cause. Initiated by the infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), this challenge takes place concurrently at the open houses of all five polytechnics in Singapore from 9 to 11 Jan 2014 (Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic). Over 10,000 prospective students, parents and teachers are exposed to the challenge in this nationwide program over the three days.
The Code for Charity provides an opportunity for participants, with or without programming knowledge, to take part in coding challenges and in the process help their less privileged peers. The donation of €50,000 is distributed equally to each polytechnic’s needy student fund where students in need can tap on extra financial aid. More can be found in attached press release.
This initiative cements SAP’s strong partnership with each of the 5 polytechnics in Singapore. All of them are active members of SAP University Alliances program, incorporating SAP technology and best practices in their teaching curriculum and student projects. Every year, more than 2,000 students from these 5 polytechnics interact with SAP software in learning labs, student projects and industry internships.
At the open houses, some of the polytechnics, like Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic, showcase their SAP-related academic programs and student projects to prospective students and their parents. SAP Student ambassadors are on hand to share their learning experience to inspire more youngsters to join their diploma courses. A big “thank-you” to all the student volunteers who are so passionate about SAP and the value it brings to their academic and career development.