ST Telemedia Launches Scholarships at Three Top Universities for Disadvantaged Singaporean Students

In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, STT has launched three fully funded, bond-free scholarships at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Somerville College, Oxford. Valued at an aggregate of approximately S$4 million for a period of seven years, the scholarships are focused on high-achieving, disadvantaged Singaporean students, and are an extension of STT’s corporate social responsibility efforts in education.

 

At the launch event on 29 July 2019, STT President & Group CEO Stephen Miller likened the scholarships to "drops of water in the ocean" and hoped that each scholar will create "ripples that have transformative effects both in their communities, as well as internationally."

 

Commenting on the initiative, Ms Ho Ching, Patron of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust, said that the scholarships "will help open up more opportunities for young Singaporeans to "have a go", especially for those who have risen "against the odds" in their lives."

 

More photos of the event can be found here

CORPORATE NEWS

STT GDC India and U Mobile Sweep Up Frost & Sullivan’s Awards

For the second consecutive year, STT GDC India has been named ‘Colocation Service Provider of the Year’ at Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 India ICT Awards. The award illustrates the data centre’s continual commitment in enhancing its customer experience while building differentiated business strategies.

 

Over at the 2019 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards Ceremony in Malaysia, U Mobile clinched quadruple honours and was notably recognised as ‘Malaysia Mobile Service Provider of the Year’ for the second year running.

Bespin Global Becomes Lenovo’s First Managed Service Provider

Bespin Global has become Lenovo’s first managed service provider (MSP) in China, further cementing its position as the most secure and reliable MSP in East Asia. Through the strategic move, Bespin Global will be accelerating hybrid cloud adoption in China with its proprietary cloud management platform, OpsNow, thereby enlarging their customer base and the cloud eco-system in the region. It will also enable them to expand their capabilities in China’s private cloud arena.

VALUE CREATION

LEAP Deepens Presence in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines through a Series of New Partnerships

To serve the region’s strong demands for digital transformation and cloud intelligence solutions, LEAP has formed a new series of partnerships with local technology providers ICG – an HKBN Group Company, Strateq and Nexus Group’s bneXt to deliver its easy-to-consume cloud-based and data-driven solutions to enterprise customers in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines.

U Mobile Promotes Financial Inclusiveness with its First Digital Financial Services

U Mobile aims to increase the accessibility and affordability of fintech services to consumers and small business owners through its first digital financial services. GoPayz, a universal e-wallet, will address the needs of underserved consumers in a market where many financial services are only offered to certain groups. GoBiz, on the other hand, offers digital acceptance payment systems to small business owners who may previously not be able to leverage such digital modes of payment.

COMMUNITY

STT Employees Packs and Delivers Some 300 Lunch Packets to the Needy

Earlier this month, some 20 STT staff-volunteers woke up before the crack of dawn to volunteer at Willing Hearts – a soup kitchen that cooks and distributes 5,000 meals daily to the needy every day. Donning gloves and hair nets, some bustled around the kitchen packing cooked food into lunchboxes while others delivered nearly 300 lunch packets to over 30 locations across Singapore. Despite the hectic schedule, everyone agreed that it was a fulfilling experience and a morning well spent at Willing Hearts.

StarHub Deepens Support for Disadvantaged Children

In June, StarHub deepened its support for disadvantaged children by pledging S$100,000 to the Central Singapore Community Development Council’s Nurture Programme. This is in addition to their earlier contribution of S$1.5 million. The Nurture Programme focuses on training young children to become confident communicators and acquire problem-solving skills, strengthening their academic foundations and interest in lifelong learning. To date, some 5000 children from low-income families have benefitted from the programme since StarHub’s support in 2011.

    

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