At the core of DSO’s vision and mission, is making a difference. While our work seeks to change the rules of the game for the MINDEF/SAF, it is also this belief that continues to drive our efforts in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, DSOCares. Since the launch of DSOCares in 2011, we have evolved in the way we give back to the community, but remain dedicated to the cause of making a real difference, and being a socially responsible organisation.
We have always firmly believed in giving back to the community. Over the years, we have harnessed the engineering expertise of our staff to modify hundreds of toys for special needs children so they can play and enjoy them regardless of their abilities, and also raised funds for an Education Grant with South West CDC that benefitted thousands of students. Up until today, all DSO staff are encouraged to take time off work to organise and volunteer at community outreach activities to contribute to meaningful causes.
Recognising the role we play in environmental consciousness, we have joined the fight in reducing our carbon footprint for a more sustainable Singapore! Apart from making the Climate Action SG Pledge, we have also launched numerous initiatives and organised activities to promote going green in DSO!
Inspiring the Youth
Inspiring the youth is a constant theme in our activities at DSO. Our staff have volunteered with children from various backgrounds, organising team-building exercises, as well as educational excursions. As Singapore’s largest defence R&D organisation, we also believe in nurturing young minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, to raise awareness and generate interest in defence science and technology among students, like with the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition.