Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

CCBRT M-PESA maternal healthcare programme

Our partnership with CCBRT

Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

TecSOS supporting victims on domestic abuse

More about TecSOS

Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

Egyptian Illiteracy Eradication Initiative Teaching 17 million adults to read and write

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Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

Learn more about Mobile for Good programmes around the world

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Mobile for Good

Mobile for Good

The Foundation is dedicated to mobilising communities around the world to improve their lives.  To achieve this objective the Foundation uses its charitable giving and its privileged access to Vodafone networks, technology, customers and employees to empower people with the necessary tools to make a difference in the world. 

Through the application of Vodafone's leading innovative technology the Vodafone Foundation mobilises both local and virtual communities bringing people together to resolve mutual problems and make real change. 

So the Vodafone Foundation deploys its charitable giving and the liberating power of mobile networks to not just help communities but to mobilise and deliver social change

Each of our 27 Foundations runs their own Mobile Giving Programmes. Find out about their work here.

CCBRT - M-PESA Maternal Health Care Programme

In January 2011 the Vodafone Foundation partnered with Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT). 

The CCBRT disability hospital in Dar es Salaam uses Vodafone M-PESA money transfer to enable some of the poorest and most marginalised women in the country to receive corrective surgery for obstetric fistula, a maternal health condition causing incontinency through childbirth.  

The number of women treated at the hospital rose from 168 in 2009, before the introduction of M-PESA into the patient referral system, to 724 and over 60% of women who came for surgery were admitted via the M-PESA ‘text to Treatment’ programme 

Read more about our partnership with CCBRT

TecSOS handset

TecSOS is the Vodafone Foundation’s specially adapted device which provides support for victims of domestic violence. The device has been adapted so that victims can contact the emergency services quickly and easily.

The call is routed to an emergency services operator. Special technology allows for any activation to be identified as a TecSOS handset and the incoming call immediately brings up the victim’s history on the operator’s screen to save time. Police are able to identify the caller’s approximate location, to get to the victim as quickly as possible.

The call is recorded and this can be used as evidence in any subsequent investigation.

Since the launch of TecSOS in 2004, more than 45,000 victims of domestic violence have benefited from a handset across Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Ireland, Germany and the UK.

Learn more about TecSOS and how it works

JustTextGiving - UK

JustTextGiving by Vodafone is the headline programme of the Vodafone Foundation in the UK.  Part of the Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good programme, JustTextGiving by Vodafone lets individuals and charities collect donations via text.  Our partnership with JustGiving means individuals and charities of any size can use the power of text messaging to raise money for charity.

To donate money, all a user has to do is text a unique code (also known as a VIC – Vodafone Individual Code) and any amount between £1 and £10 to 70070.  That total amount goes to the charity – not a penny is taken. 

For the first time ever, fundraisers and charities alike can benefit from the power of mobile with 100% of donations going to where it’s needed most. 

You don’t even have to be a Vodafone customer to raise money or donate. 

JustTextGiving is now being used by more than 194,000 fundraisers, 24.5k charities and has helped raised more than £30million for UK charities since inception in May 2011.


Egyptian Illiteracy Eradication Initiative

In February 2011, the Vodafone Egypt Foundation launched the Illiteracy Eradication Initiative with the aim of helping an estimated 17 million illiterate adults in Egypt learn how to read and write. This programme was launched in association with UNESCO.

As part of the campaign the Vodafone Egypt Foundation developed and launched a smartphone application to help users learn how to read and write in Arabic.  The application works through a talkback function and picture association.

Over 300,000 are enrolled in classes, 240,000 have successfully graduated and 20,000 volunteers are supporting the programme through teaching, building classrooms and rerolling pupils.

Read more about the programme here.

Learning with Vodafone - India

As part of the Vodafone Foundation’s Mobile for Good programme and its strategic focus on education in India, the Vodafone Foundation in collaboration with Pratham Education Foundation has committed to provide learning solutions for underprivileged children across India. 

Learning with Vodafone Solution uses innovative software developed by the Vodafone Solutions Team (Innovations Centre) combined with the liberating effects of mobile technology.

It enables teachers to improve the classroom experience with rich graphical and multi-media content coupled with innovative methods of teaching. With this, students get to explore learning via the internet in an interactive and engaging manner. 

Since its launch in 2012, the project has touched over 79,000 children in 1000 low-income schools across 12 states in India.

Watch the video here.

More about Learning with Vodafone