Building bridges

The Digital Technologies Seniors Program (DTSP) was established in November 2021 in response to the increasing number of scams affecting senior citizens in Malaysia. The program was initiated by the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Sarawak, Datin Chai Oi Fah of Fondation Rolf Schnyder, and Professor Lau Hieng Ho of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak. The inaugural coaching session, which focused on the topic of scams was attended by over 130 participants from the Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatric Society. The session was conducted online by Scott J Wong (all the way from Vancouver Washington, USA) and was very well received. The DTSP team placed a high priority on addressing the issue of scams due to the significant impact they have had on senior citizens in Malaysia, many of whom have lost their entire life savings as a result.