Healthcare and education will remain the strategic directions of the Vodafone Foundation in Romania, but to these, the foundation has added the social services, emergency interventions and volunteering, according to a press release of the foundation.
For this year, the Vodafone Foundation will continue the 11 projects that it had under way in Romania, as part of the Mobile for Good program. However, it also added new ones, reaching 19 active projects.
The allocated budget for this year’s projects totals EUR 804,500. The projects that were launched this year refer to:
- – technology as a fundraising instrument;
- – technology for people with hearing and sight deficiencies;
- – tele-medicine for the insulin-dependent child;
- – helpline for elderly people;
- – technology for cardio patients in rural areas;
- – technology for children with epilepsy, autism or serious diseases;
- – technology for transplant operations;
- – technology for the management of the wounds.
This year, the Vodafone Foundation marks 17 years of existence. Since 1998 to date, the foundation has financed more than 848 programs for the benefit of children, the elderly, the poor, the disabled as well as for victims of natural calamities.
Up to now, the Vodafone Foundation has invested in Romania more than EUR 20 million in projects developed with more than 600 non-governmental organizations which benefited over 650,000 people.
“In 17 years, we brought onboard 600 partner organizations, we financed 848 projects, we had 650,000 direct beneficiaries of our programs, 5,100 volunteers among Vodafone employees, to which we can add the Professional Volunteers. Moreover, we expanded the Mobile for Good program with another 8 projects, reaching a total of 19 projects. In over 17 years of activity, we benefited from mobile technology and specific innovations specific and we used them to offer solutions to the many problems in the community. I am referring here to projects such as tele-medicine for insulin-dependent children, a helpline for elderly people or using technology as a fundraising instrument,” said Florina Tanase, director Legal and External Affairs, Vodafone Romania and member in the administration board of Vodafone Foundation Romania.
Under the umbrella of the program Mobile for Good, the Vodafone Foundation financed projects that use mobile technology for solving pressing social issues, in the 28 countries where it has a footprint.
Up to the present, the Vodafone Foundation has invested EUR 20 million in projects developed by its partner NGOs, according to the press release of the foundation.