Vodafone Foundation in Luxembourg
Vodafone Foundation in Luxembourg, in partnership with HSBC and WWT, are hosting a series of live broadcasts with the objective of inspiring 14+ years old girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects and careers. The series "Science you had me at HELLO!" is run by greenlight for girls (g4g) and creates a dialogue between the girls and inspirational STEM female leaders from Vodafone and our sponsorship organisations. The live sessions are targeting schools in Luxembourg and Kenya.
28%Of scientists and engineers in Luxembourg are women
18 %Women earn on average 18% less than men
Vodafone Foundation in Luxembourg have worked in partnership with local NGO Femmes en détresse as well as the UK-based Thames Valley Partnership and Aspirant, to expand the free app Bright Sky to support users in Luxembourg, helping connect survivors of domestic abuse to advice and support services across the country.
The app enables users to locate their nearest support center by searching their area, or current location. The app is available in Luxembourgish, French, English and Portuguese, to reflect the linguistically diverse nature of Luxembourg.
>37% %of working people have experienced domestic abuse
*Study from Opinium, 2019
Covid-19 has greatly increased the need to be able to use online services, but for the less digitally literate, the imposed restrictions were far more severe, reducing their independence and increasing their risk of becoming socially isolated, among which are many senior citizens.
Vodafone Foundation in Luxembourg is partnering with GERO – a local NGO dedicated to supporting older people to continue living full, independent lives, to deliver in-person support across 30 local communities on busy market days in Luxembourg. The branded Digibus “pop-up” facility will comprise a professional digital trainer and Vodafone and GERO volunteers.
This is part of Vodafone Foundation’s Skills Upload Europe initiative, using technologies from the Hi Digital programme.