Tech titan, Atos, supports student-led community service programmes at NUS Medicine.
(From left) Mr Kevin Ong, Director, NUS Development Office, Assoc Prof Serena Koh, Programme Director, BSc (Nursing) Year 2 , NUS Alice Lee Centre of Nursing Studies, Ms Jancy Chee Qian Shi, Programme Director for Project Caring Hearts, and Mr Herbie Leung, CEO, APAC, Atos.
It’s not a hyperbole to say that tech titan Atos Information Technology (Atos) powers the world. Its innovative digital solutions are integral to banks, government organisations, hospitals, conglomerates and more. Most recently, Atos was the Worldwide IT partner at the Tokyo Olympics.
While surging ahead at lightning speed, Atos strives to leave no one behind. The tech giant champions Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, from saving the earth to advocating inclusivity.
In Singapore, Atos’ gift supports two student-led community service projects, Project Caring Heart and Project Silver Care, at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine). The generous gift will be used to fund the student activities, where budding doctors, nurses, and pharmacists volunteer their time and medical knowledge to help the elderly in need.
Mr Herbie Leung, CEO of Atos, said: “There is still a sizable segment of our older population who may not be equipped with digital tools and capabilities. As such, they are not aware of what help is available. Project Caring Heart and Project Silver Care reach out to these elderly in need. These projects resonate with Atos’ policy of inclusiveness and also allows Atos to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of seniors in our community.”
At Project Caring Heart, student nurses befriend palliative patients. They conduct home visits and fun activities, in the hope of bringing joy to patients living out their last days. Meanwhile, at Project Silver Care, students from the Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy faculties work together to provide free health screenings for the financially disadvantaged elderly.
By running the projects, student volunteers gain first-hand experience, build empathy and reinforce interpersonal skills. Atos hopes that through these initiatives, students will grow to become capable and caring medical professionals.
“We want to raise awareness among our employees that at the centre of all things, including technology, is a human being,” added Mr Leung.
From left: Neville Smith (Singapore Country GM ATOS), A/Prof Chen Zhi Xiong, Chang Ting Yu (Project Director for Project Silver Care), Herbie Leung (CEO, APAC), Violet Chua (HR, Vice President, ATOS)