How is Vodafone helping NGOs?

|June 29, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Vodafone, one of the largest telecom service providers in India, has announced the fifth edition of its Mobile for Good Awards 2015.

The awards recognize and support emerging talent and innovative mobile solutions from NGOs and for profit enterprises that facilitate community empowerment and inclusive growth.

The endeavor will be supported by Nasscom Foundation, through the Nasscom Social Innovation Forum (NSIF).

Vodafone and NCIF will recognize 11 winning innovations across two categories—Leading Change Maker–NPO and Leading Change Maker—For Profit. Innovative mobile driven solutions in four critical areas of health, education, agriculture and environment, and women empowerment and inclusive development will be selected from both the categories. This year, it has instituted a new award category– Innovation in Mobile Domain by Government in the NPO category.

Vodafone Foundation will provide a grant of Rs 1.2 million to five winning NGOs/NPOs in addition to structured mentoring, monitoring and impact evaluation support from partner institutions and incubators. All winning projects will also be featured in the soon-to-launch Social Apps Marketplace by Vodafone.

Applicants can submit their entries on the portal until 31 July 2015.

P Balaji, Director, Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone India, said, “This year, our mission, in line with the government’s vision of Digital India, is to build a platform for these innovators, recognize them and support them further for scalability and sustainability through funding and mentorship. This year with a new partnership with NSIF, we intend to reach out to the mobile innovations across India and provide them with the necessary help for a greater impact.”

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