A more inclusive society
This initiative combines the Yellow Ribbon Fund and Acronis expertise to uplift ex-offenders through IT skills and career development, co-creating new opportunities for their successful reintegration and contribution back to society
Ex-offenders are not mere recipients of second chances. When successfully reintegrated, they can pay it forward and actively give back to the community as individuals or collectively as a community.
2018 – 2020
4 groups trained
2021 – 2027
2-3 groups planned yearly
Why we are doing this
Singapore’s total offender population, as per 2021
Recidivism rate, as per 2021
Inmates placed in community-based rehabilitation & reintegration programmes, as per 2021
What we are doing
Employability skills are the essential skills, personal qualities and values that enable ex-offenders to thrive in any workplace across diverse industries. These skills are easily transferable to the employment settings of the outside world, as they can be applied to a variety of jobs.
In a society without second chances, ex-offenders who leave the first physical prison will find themselves entering a second social prison. They will require skills that can help them acquire jobs that can lead to a long-term career.
The reintegration programme is designed to provide WSQ ICDL certification for ex-offenders, which gives them a head start with relevant and marketable digital skills.
30 to 45
number of ex-offenders to receive the IT Skills Program yearly
funding and services over 10 years
total training hours each ex-offender receives