SG Cares has partnered Gojek to provide transport subsidies to low-income families and seniors. From 1 August to 31 December 2019, subsidised Gojek rides will be provided to them for medical appointments in the Bedok and Jurong East Town as part of a new SG Cares-Gojek Medical Transport Subsidy Scheme.
Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, who announced the initiative at a National Day dinner event, said in a statement on Facebook that the move aims to help address a key problem in Singapore, where there is a significant ageing population who have to regularly go for medical check-ups or procedures but are constrained by mobility limitations. Volunteer centres will work alongside social services agencies, corporates and community groups to assist residents with mobility constraints.
According to Lien Choong Luen, Gojek is committed to Singapore for the long term. "As we double down on community efforts here, we look forward to playing a bigger role in making Singapore a caring, more gracious and inclusive society.”
This partnership with SG Cares marks one of Gojek’s first corporate social responsibility initiatives in Singapore since it launched its ride-hailing service here in November last year. The Indonesia-based technology company, which is focused on creating social impact across Southeast Asia, is collaborating with various Singapore organisations on activities that will benefit the local community.
Gojek recently unveiled a new visual identity, swapping the Ojek (bike taxis in Bahasa Indonesia) logomark for “Solv”, a nearly-rounded ring encircling a dot. The rebrand, which took place across Singapore and Indonesia, seeks to reflect the company’s evolution “from a Jakarta-based ride-hailing service to Southeast Asia’s leading Super App”.
In June, Gojek Singapore launched its social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend with postings of tongue-in-cheek illustrations. It had recorded 10 million completed trips, after six months of operations. To thank Singapore driver-partners for their support and service, it launched a rewards programme called “Driver Milestones”. Drivers who have completed 1,000, 2,500 and 5,000 trips since GOJEK’s launch in Singapore will be recognised with enhanced benefits and decals that mark their trip milestones.