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ICT Programmes for the Elderly

Over the years, the Government has been striving to take forward various digital inclusion initiatives to encourage wider adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). In 2012, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) provided funding support to non-profit-making organisations (NPOs) for organising various activities for the elderly to enhance their capability and interest in using digital technology.

Between 2014 and 2021, OGCIO launched four rounds of ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (the Outreach Programme) to provide funding support to NPOs for teaching the elderly to use tablets and other mobile devices and helping them appreciate how digital technology can enhance their quality of living. With the support of professional social workers and volunteers, the elderly are encouraged and assisted in adopting digital technology to broaden their social circles and integrate into the digital community.

The Enriched ICT Training Programme for the Elderly (the Training Programme) was first introduced by OGCIO in 2019 to offer free advanced digital training courses for the elderly who have the basic digital knowledge. Furthermore, the Elderly IT Learning Portal (www.it2.gov.hk) was launched in October 2019 to facilitate the elderly to learn more about digital technology online.

The new round of the Outreach Programme (2021-2023) was launched in March 2021. Outreach activities have since been implementing by our NPO partners. Starting from December 2021, mobile outreach service stations have been set up at various community locations on a pilot basis under the Outreach Programme to proactively introduce useful mobile applications to the elderly and answer their questions on the use of smartphones.

The new round of the Training Programme (2021-2023) was launched in December 2021. Enrolments of training courses organised by Elder Academy partners have been opened for application progressively since March 2022.

Details about the programmes:
Enriched ICT Training Programme for the Elderly (2021-2023)
ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (2021-2023)
Two-year Enriched ICT Training Programme for the Elderly (2019-2021)
Two-year ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly (2018-2020)
ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly 2017-18
ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly 2015-16
ICT Outreach Programme for the Elderly 2013-14
Encouraging ICT Adoption among the Elderly 2012

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Remark: The arrangement of all outreach activities and training courses will be duly adjusted having regard to the development of COVID-19 epidemic situation.