Bucharest, July 24, 2018 – Vodafone Romania invested RON 2.5 million between June 2017 and June 2018 under the Connecting for Good program, in projects relying on technology to solve health problems and provide welfare services to physically, socially or economically disadvantaged people. The Foundation’s involvement has helped attract investments worth another 1.6 million RON in the projects funded, in the form of co-financing, donations and pro bono services.
A total of seven projects have benefited from the 2.5 million RON investments over the last year, which has helped 8,000 children, adults and elderly from all over the country, who are in poor health condition or need medical assistance at home or are at risk of social isolation, including their families, psychologists and psycho-pedagogues.
„Connecting for Good” is one of the most important programs through which the Vodafone Romania Foundation is pursuing its mission to use technology to change people’s lives for the better. In the six years since its launch, the Connecting for Good program has granted funds totaling almost 18 million RON to a total to 55 projects, accounting for over 470,000 recipients from all over the country”, Angela Galeța, Director of the Vodafone Romanian Foundation.
The seven projects were carried out with the help of partner organizations, namely the Smiling Faces Romania Association, the Diabetes Support Association, the Community Support Foundation, the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation, the Help Autism Association, the HOSPICE House of Hope Foundation and the Profilaxis Medical Help Foundation.
The projects implemented over last year under the Connecting for Good program include the equipping of the Otolaryngology Department of the Doctor Victor Gomoiu Children Hospital in Bucharest with advanced surgical equipment and a telemedicine solution, the setting up of the first telemedicine center for children with diabetes, the “Life Saving Button” project, dedicated to bed-ridden elderly, the Elderly Telephone, providing counseling and emotional support to the elderly, the application www.eduaba.ro for the monitoring of autistic children during their therapy and rehabilitation, the fitting out of two recovery rooms in Bucharest and in Brasov with state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated to children with incurable diseases, the implementation of a telemedicine solution for patients living in disadvantaged rural areas from Timis and Caras-Severin counties.
The Vodafone Romania Foundation is a Romanian nongovernmental charitable organization, set up in 1998, which operates separately and independently from the Vodafone Romania SA’s business. During its 20 years of activity, Vodafone Romania Foundation has funded 1,104 programs run by 706 NGOs throughout the country, in the fields of healthcare, education and social services. These projects had a total of 2.7 million beneficiaries – children, young and old people and physically, socially or economically disadvantaged people. So far, Vodafone Romania has invested over 28 million euros in projects run by nonprofit partner organizations. More details about the Foundation’s programs are available at fundatia-vodafone.ro, http://jurnaldebine.fundatia-vodafone.ro/ and www.facebook.com/fundatiavodafone