Vodafone Continues Egypt Development Support, Spends EGP250mn

Vodafone Egypt Foundation has spent around 250 million Egyptian pounds (around US$35 million) on four projects to contribute to the development of Egypt, chairman Mohamed Henna said on Sunday.

The 250 million pounds were disbursed in favour of four developmental projects; Knowledge is Power (Illiteracy Eradication Initiative), Madrasty (My School) Initiative, Vodafone Academy for Youth, and Electronic Library for People with Visual Disabilities.

Vodafone Egypt’s Madrasty Initiative, the award winning of the Best Community Program Award, aims at providing a better educational environment for children in public primary schools while introducing capacity building activities to school teachers. The initiative succeeded in renovating 300 schools in 27 governorates.

Vodafone Egypt Foundation was established in 2003 as a non-profit foundation registered at the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The Foundation is funded by Vodafone Egypt and Vodafone Group Foundation to support in driving social change and improved living through the innovative use of mobile technology for development (Mobile for Good). It is considered one of 26 Vodafone Foundations around the world. Vodafone Egypt Foundation reflects Vodafone’s commitment to acting responsibly and contributing to the development of Egypt.

Vodafone Egypt Foundation is among 23 Vodafone Foundations around the world and is part of Vodafone’s commitment to be a responsible global citizen and member of society. The Foundation is driven by Vodafone’s strategic goal of being a leading responsible business by engaging in various forms of social investment aiming at improving the livelihood for marginalized people in Egypt. Vodafone Egypt Foundation implements all its projects through NGOs by granting funds to implement projects in addition to in-kind and volunteering support by Vodafone Egypt employees.