Digital push amid Covid-19 pandemic helps charities but challenges remain

They face difficulties running some services online, raising funds without physical events

Heartware Network rolled out its virtual Learning Together programme during the circuit breaker period to help lower primary school children with literacy.
Heartware Network rolled out its virtual Learning Together programme during the circuit breaker period to help lower primary school children with literacy.PHOTO: HEARTWARE NETWORK

Charities were forced to boost their online presence so that they could keep offering services amid the pandemic, but many organisations are finding that going digital is reaping other benefits as well.

Take Heartware Network, which rolled out its virtual Learning Together programme during the circuit breaker period to help lower primary school children with literacy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2020, with the headline 'Digital push helps charities but challenges remain'. Print Edition | Subscribe