Giving back to communities
Celebrating 16 years of the Vodacom Foundation
For over 16 years, we’ve been contributing to societal development by promoting education and health as well as safety and security initiatives. We’ve partnered with reputable organisations since 1999 to grant over R800 million towards various programmes including; anti women and child abuse, facial reconstruction surgeries and providing Internet connectivity in schools.
We’re committed to using the resources at our disposal to improve access to education, health and safety, which are the core focus areas for the Vodacom Foundation. These three areas are also in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with the set of bold new Global Goals that were formally adopted by the 193-member United Nations Assembly on Friday, 25 September 2015. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what they did not achieve. They are integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. The goals and targets will continue to stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.
The Global Goals resonate well with the core activities of the Vodacom Foundation, and to this end, we declare our full support and commitment to continue driving sustainable initiatives which can help alleviate some of the country’s most pressing social challenges.
Vodacom Lesotho cares deeply about the community in which it operates. The company’s social responsibility investments and partnerships are in health, education, sports and community development.
Vodacom Mozambique’s corporate social investments are focused on education, health, safety and security. The company collaborates with select partners, NGOs and communities to execute approved projects.
Vodacom Tanzania established its Foundation in July 2006 to give back to communities and improve the lives of Tanzanians. The Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of communities through caring partnerships in education, health, economic empowerment and social welfare.
Vodacom Foundation DRC’s vision is to contribute towards a prosperous country in which people’s lives are transformed through the use of mobile technologies to address social and economic issues.