Vodafone Ghana Foundation

About Foundation

Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana was launched in 2009 to support sustainable initiatives that drive social change, improve people’s lives and solve pressing social needs. At the Vodafone Ghana Foundation we believe that mobile communications can help address some of the world’s compelling humanitarian needs and improve living conditions. The Vodafone Ghana Foundation also provides a formal process for charitable contributions to be made to communities, community groups and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Ghana who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country. The vision of the Foundation is  ‘To be regarded as the most caring Telco brand in Ghana, by empowering and giving access to tools and facilities that support sustainable social change.

The Foundation has introduced a number of initiatives to drive its new strategic objective of becoming a technology-oriented Foundation, combining charity work with technology to deliver transformational projects that improve and enhance the living conditions of Ghanaians 

The Foundation is funded by Vodafone Ghana and the Vodafone Group Foundation, and managed by a board of trustees

 

Key Projects (2009 to date)

HEALTHLINE

·         Healthline Voice Message

In partnership with the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), the Vodafone Ghana Foundation introduced the Healthline Voice Message service; a free voice service which offers weekly messages on Health including Ebola to Ghanaians. This is delivered in English and four other key local languages. The Healthline Voice Message was launched in December 2014 and has been key in giving Ghanaians access to health information for free.

·         Healthline 255

We launched Ghana’s first medical call centre known as Healthline 255 to give expert advice, dispel the many myths surround health, educate against self-medication and encourage early diagnosis and treatment. The medical call centre, is run by doctors and nurses and powered by the world’s best triage system that guarantees accurate medical advice to Vodafone customers in Ghana.

·         Healthline App

Healthline App is  a free software application that provides real-time health information through smartphones and tablets. The interactive app developed for all mobile networks, is available on Android and provides tips and facts on health conditions including Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Retinal Migraines and Acne, among others.

 

·         Healthfest

In 2014, we introduced Healthfest an initiative aimed at providing free quality healthcare to communities within the country to improve access to quality healthcare. People in various communities are screened for various medical conditions including Diabetes, Hypertension, Hepatitis B, HIV and Dental care. We also offer free medical consultation and counselling, as well as free medication for specific diseases. Over 5,000 Ghanaians have benefited from Healthfest in all 10 regions.

 Mobile 4 Good

In line with our commitment to using our mobile communications technologies to address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, the Foundation invited NGOs to submit proposals for projects that utilise innovative mobile technology to promote social change and improve people’s lives.  Consequently, seven key projects have been unveiled at a special event in December 2014,

The projects are;

·         MoJa

Each year, an estimated 287,000 women die worldwide from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth1. More than half of these maternal deaths (56%) occur in sub-Saharan Africa1 with haemorrhage (severe bleeding) as the leading cause. MoJa isa mobile app that creates the avenue and incentives for volunteering as a blood donor. The cloud based app with back-end makes it possible for the National Blood Service to keep its stock replenished, search, march and conveniently contact inspired donors, in case emergencies Donors who are recruited on to the app through aggressive outreach and social media campaigns have access to the national database of volunteer donor, to search and find their march in case of need for transfusion. Additional the platform will recruit volunteer Doctors from all specialties who will provide free virtual clinics for MoJa donors in addition to regular health and diet tips. This project is by MPIRE INFOBUSINESS SYSTEMS.

·         VOTO Mobile

VOTO Mobile is a social enterprise start up that helps Ghanaian organizations in many sectors to tackle social problems using mobile-based reminders, education programs, feedback surveys, and other interactive communications.  They are building an online application that makes it feasible for organizations large-and-small to reach out to the citizens they serve through interactive SMS and voice calls, instantly bridging across distance, language, and literacy barriers. For the first time, they are making it easy, fast and affordable to deploy voice-based services in local languages to the simplest phones ensuring that as many citizens as possible across the country can benefit from the life-changing potential of mobile.

·         SnooCode

tinyDAVID LTD is a technology solution firm that develops tiny solutions for big problems in developing countries. One of our goals is to deploy an innovative mobile technology for ambulance services in Ghana. SnooCode as they call it, is a software application that allows you to save generated codes for locations and places and be able to get back to them later or direct other people there. The main objective is to take full advantage of mobile technology advancements in the provision of emergency health in Ghana in order to bring down response times and bring up accuracy in locating victims and to safe lives just in time.  in Ghana, the absence of an addressing system has made it extremely difficult for ambulance services to reach victims in time. However, with the introduction of SnooCode, every household will have a unique, easy to remember code, which will enable ambulances and other emergency services to quickly locate them in emergency situations.

·         Immunisation Tracker

This tool equips health managers to make informed decisions and effective interventions as they can now remotely collect feedback, track and monitor child and maternal healthcare delivery activities in Ghana using IVR technology and location intelligence through GPS/GIS mapping. This solution also allows for health workers in the field to remotely update child and maternal database in real or near real-time using smart devices for data collection, which replaces the traditional paper cardform. The integrated approach of Geographic Information System (GIS), feedback and accountability system will ensure effective coordination and extensive coverage of the immunisation activities in Ghana. This is a project by Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services

·         mLearning4RuralHealth

The Tepa Health Assistant Training School (HATS) is one of the leading educational facilities in Ghana and are very much aware of problems regarding maternal health in general and to be more precise in problems related to the teaching of our future nurses and midwives in Ghana. One of the problems is the lack of teaching material and the overwhelming numbers of students in our schools. With this project proposal they are reacting on these issues by the usage of modern mobile technology. They want to use mobile phones to offer better access to information to our students. For this reason their project, mLearning4RuralHealth aims for adapting well-regarded teaching content into electronica format. This way the content will be available on mobile phones and can consequently be used independently of the availability of books or other written materials.

·         Phoenics Ghana

The purpose of this project is to train Ghanaian teachers on how to teach reading using phonics (word and letter sounds). The training modules will be received by remote teachers using their own mobile phones. This project is by EDUCATORS INTERNATIONAL (A UK based charity with links to UK government’s department for education). 

World of Difference

The World of Difference programme was introduced to encourage volunteerism and social support for various communities across the country. World of Difference is an initiative that provides ordinary Ghanaians the opportunity to contribute their skills to community development or projects with funding support from Foundation.

Since launch over 50 Ghanaians from eight regions across the country  have volunteered their services in diverse fields. The volunteers worked with NGOs in their respective areas of interest and expertise to ensure they had the needed support to undertake their projects. Vodafone Ghana Foundation, through this initiative has introduced a number of sustainable projects across the country including the following:

·         Health

HIV/AIDS screening and counselling, TB vaccination, malaria eradication, maternal health issues, drug addiction in women, intellectual disability issues, and distribution of insecticide treated mosquito nets.

·         Agriculture

Advocating for the use of agrochemicals, mango farm initiative for an orphanage, mobilizing farmer-based organizations for agricultural input support and marketing of farm produce.

·         Education

Reading clinics, catering and vocational training for both the physically challenged, sign language education, refurbishment of an Early Childhood Development Centre, ICT training in deprived communities, Science Education, alternative livelihood skills training.

 

CHARITABLE DONATIONS 

·         Cerebral Palsy Project

In September 2012 Vodafone Ghana Foundation partnered with United Way Ghana (UWG) and Global Media Alliance to support children suffering from cerebral palsy. The Foundation donated GHC 40,000 as seed capital for the construction of a Rehabilitation Centre which will have a physiotherapy room and a hostel for staff.

·         Afrikids

On the Social Investment agenda, the Foundation gave women from underprivileged communities the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to add value to their produce and income, by training them, giving them certificates and equipment after completion.

·         Fibre Glass Boats

As part of its efforts to support the alleviation of the plight of flood victims in Ghana, the Vodafone Foundation made a donation of fibre-glass speed boats to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO). These were donated to enable NADMO access flooded areas

·         Asofan Library

Vodafone Ghana Foundation in partnership with Joy FM built an ultra-modern library for the Asofan Cluster of Schools, near Ofankor in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. The library was built as part of the on the Read 100 project with the aim of inculcating reading habits into pupils between the ages of eight and fourteen.

·         Incubator Donations

Vodafone Ghana Foundation donated 10 incubators to the Tamale Teaching Hospital to enable the hospital save the lives premature babies. The impact of the donation is evident in the neo-natal department as it has given the many premature babies born in the hospital a greater chance of survival

·         Water

The Foundation has donated a number of borehole projects across the country to provide clean water for domestic use. 

 OTHERS

Ebola Awareness Campaign

·         Ebola Documentary

Our first approach to the campaign was to push a video that will go viral and can easily be shared via mobile phones and social media. As a result, a two minute clip on Ebola was produced and uploaded onto YouTube and shared via social media networks including Facebook, WhatsApp and twitter. This video can be accessed on YouTube via the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVK4ZrPCqxU 

·         Media Interviews with Doctors

To ensure that our message reached every corner of this country, we used two of the most effective media channels, television and radio, to reach our audience. A comprehensive media schedule of interviews for a team of doctors to educate Ghanaians about Ebola has been put together to , answer questions and respond to the myths surrounding the Ebola virus in the various local languages by the Vodafone Ghana Foundation 

·         Live Chat with ‘Healthline’ Doctors

The Q&As session was extended to our online audience by introducing a monthly live chat session with medical experts.  These sessions are held on Facebook, Twitter monthly and we continue to educate Ghanaians about the Ebola virus, respond to questions from patrons all over Ghana and beyond 

 

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation is passionate about Health and has developed a number of innovative health initiatives over the years. These initiatives continue to offer Ghanaians access to health information and free healthcare.

How we work

Our approach

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation is built on the philosophy that corporate bodies have a responsibility to give back to society. We are sure that increasingly the success of our business will be based on the quality of our connection to community.

Our desire is to bring sustainable socio-economic development to local communities through our projects and initiatives.

Our partnerships with communities are in the following ways:

Financial and technical assistance for community initiatives

We share our expertise, financial and human resources to support community initiatives that aim to bring economic, social and environmental benefits to local communities targeting the marginalized, vulnerable and the less privileged.

Our Partnerships

Our closest partners are community based groups, civil society organizations, NGOs and other corporate bodies who share the Foundation's vision, mission and values. We have developed a close association with a number of partners to enable us provide specialized support and to extend our reach to communities around us. 

The Vodafone Group Foundation received recognition as a registered charity number 1089625 from the Charity Commission for England and Wales on 4 December 2001.

The Vodafone Foundation is driven by our desire to connect to the communities around us.

The Foundation is at the centre of a network of global and local social investment programmes. Globally, our Foundations make social investments by funding projects which support disaster relief and preparedness or fund sport and music projects which benefit some of the most disadvantaged young people and their communities.

Vodafone Foundations make social investments that help the people of the world to lead fuller lives by:

  • Sharing the benefits of developments in mobile communications technology as widely as possible
  • Supporting the local communities in which Vodafone operates
  • Helping to alleviate suffering in disaster areas
  • Supporting sport and music projects to benefit young people and their communities
  • Promoting the health and well-being of young people
  • Protecting the natural environment.

VGF Employer Volunteerism

Our passion for the world around us is shared by all our employees, that is why we have an exciting employee engagement programme that takes us out of our usual spaces into the communities.

Vodafone employees will not only devote paid time to community projects, but they will also share a wealth of knowledge, skills, talent and immense goodwill.

Our unique 

Seek, Identify and Support (SIS)

 programme allow employees to scout their communities and identify projects that touch and improve lives. Once they've identified these projects, they can put together a proposal and submit it for the consideration of the foundation.

Each employee is allowed a number of volunteer leave days to support a foundation project of their choice.

The Foundation recognizes that employees are our strongest link with local communities. The staff sponsor programme encourages employees to actively participate in community development activities through the Foundation's projects. In this programme, staff volunteer to give their time, knowledge and skills by visiting projects, tracking progress in their implementation and acting as a link between the Foundation and the community.

Employee fundraising and matching grants

The employee fundraising and matching fund programme encourages our people to actively participate in building their communities through our matching funds scheme. In this scheme the employees whether individuals or in a team raise a part of their project funds and the Foundation meets them halfway in support of these projects.

World of Difference 2010

Name of Organisation Areas of operations Email Contact Number Location

1. ABAN

They take care of teenage mothers and try to give then a trade

 

+233 (0) 209260014

Airport
- Accra

2. ACTINVEST

Women Empowerment
Micro Enterprise
Vocational Training

Actinvest2007
@yahoo.com

024 4512029

Gyinyase-
Kumasi

3. Africa ICT Right

Rural Development
Education
Capacity Building
ICT
Youth Empowerment

africaictright
@yahoo.com

027 7137473

Madina-
Accra

4. African Aurora Business Network

Women Empowerment
Micro Enterprise
Capacity Building

africaictright
@yahoo.com

030 2325930

Winneba Road–
Accra

5. African Hope Foundation Of Ghana

Children
Human Rights
Women Empowerment

 

032 2026176
020 8217804 
024 4701022

Kumasi Adum
Nsenie
Road
Otb 580

 

6. Alcoholic Drug Addicts Destitute Rehabilitation Centre

Education
Health
Disability

adaderc2001 @yahoo.com

031 2047349
024 4886248

Tadisco Road,
Near
"Pipe Ano"
Stess
House Tanokrom Takoradi

7. Amansan Aid Ghana

Health
Agriculture
Women Empowerment

amansanaid
@yahoo.co.uk

032 2046919
024 4702937

Nkontwuma
New
Road,
Kumasi

8. Baptist School Complex And Orphanage

Children
Education

vicopreach205
@yahoo.co.uk

030 2780919

Koforidua,
Tortro

9. Big Step Foundation

Children
Agriculture
Education

bigstepghana
@yahoo.com

024 4622710
020 695572

Ofankor,
Greater
Accra

10. Blue-Med Africa

Children
Health
HIV/AIDS

Isaac.kofi
@yahoo.com

024 3380168

Opposite Mawuko
Senior
High
School –
Volta
Region

11. CARE NET GHANA

Children
Health
Education

info@carenet
ghana.org

036 2020358

Off
Fodome road,
Near ECG Main Office,
Hohoe

12. Centre For Family Care And Development

Human Rights
Health
Environment

cfcd03_acheaw
@yahoo.co.uk
acheamfuor
@yahoo.co.uk

024 4835786

Abrepo- Kumasi

13. Centre for Rural Improvement Services

Human Rights
HIV/AIDS
Women Empowerment

criskpaga
@yahoo.com

024 3564116

Damongo,
Northern Region

14. Challenging Heights

Children
Women Empowerment
Education

jameskofiannan
@yahoo.com

030 2256460
0 27 4449500
024 4515761

Awudome Estates, Accra

15. Child Research And Resource Centre

Children
Human Rights
Capacity Building

susan.sabaa
@crrecent.org

030 2816 951
027 7459 459

Community
18,
Lashibi

16. Community Development and Advocacy Centre

Human Rights
Children
Women Empowerment

issakucodac48
@gmail.com

038 2024991
024 4778049

2nd floor, red cross building, ministries
Bolgatanga

17. Concern Health Education project

Children
Health
HIV/AIDS
Disaster
Education
Micro Enterprise
Environment

concernhealth
@hotmail.com

024 3044732

Osu
Accra

18. Country Side Orphanage

Children
Agriculture
Education

countryside
orphanage
@yahoo.com

024 4548673
024 6548627
027 4551738

Bawjiase-Opembo, Central Region

19. Courage Foundation International

Children
Health
Women Empowerment
Vocational Training 
Capacity Building

cficenter2007
@yahoo.com

026 1427527

Accra

20. CTF Centre for Development

Children
Health
HIV/AIDS
Women Empowerment
Capacity Building

 

030-2515817
024 4482912

Light Industrial
Area-
Ogbojo,
Madina

21. Drama Network

Health
Environment
Civic Issues

jsackey1
@yahoo.com

034 3020661

Akosombo, Ghana

22. Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

Rural Development
HIV/Aids
Women Empowerment
Agriculture
Micro Enterprise
Environment
Capacity Building

ecasardghana
@yahoo.com

030 2502673

Haatso,
Accra

23. Education For Self Help

Children 
Human Rights
Health
Rural Development
HIV/AIDS
Agriculture
Women Empowerment
Disaster Management
Aged
Education
Micro Enterprise
Vocational Training
Disability
Environment
Civic Issues
Capacity Building

alberttotime
@yahoo.com

024 4069287

Sogakofe –Volta
Region

24. Environmental Protection Association of Ghana

Environment
Health
Civic Issues

envprotass
@yahoo.com

032 2029950
024 4760994
027 7883637

Asawasi, Kumasi

25. Fair River International Association for Development

Health
Women Empowerment
Micro Enterprise

info @
fairriver.org
fariadus
@gmail.com

024 3107106
030 7012472

Awoshie – Accra

26. Global Media Foundation

Human Rights
HIV/AIDS
Environment

globalmedia
foundation
@yahoo.com
infoglobal
mediafoundation
@yahoo.com

020 9323715
024 4111269

Sunyani

27. Gub-Katimali Society

Human Rights
Women Empowerment
Micro Enterprise

daakudi
@yahoo.com

037 2025449 
024 4292575

Tamale

28. Help Age Ghana

Aged
Health

helpageghana
@gmail.com

030 2778896

Osu-
Accra

29. Integrated Action for Human Development Agency

Human Rights
HIV/AIDS
Capacity Building

kingowusu24
@yahoo.com
steveahedor
@yahoo.com

020 8272981 
020 8559181

Sunyani ;
Brong –
Ahafo
Region

30. Kids Kingdom

Children Health Education

kidskingdom
.ghana
@gmail.com

024 1044453

Airport
Residential
Area,
Accra

31. Koning Cephas Bansah and Friends Development Foundation

Children 
Human Rights
Health
Rural Development
HIV/AIDS
Agriculture
Women Empowerment
Disaster Management
Aged
Education
Micro Enterprise
Vocational Training
Disability
Environment
Civic Issues
Capacity

cebaf2002
@yahoo.com

0935-22467
0244958528

Hohoe
Volta
Region

32. Living Education Aid

Children
Education
Evironment

livingeducaid
@yahoo.co.uk

Kwabenaop @yahoo.com

030 2322248
024 6330629
020 8136359
026 7273727

Kwashieman, Accra

33. Manya Krobo Queenmothers Association

HIV/AIDS
Children
Education
Micro Enterprise
Vocational Training

makroqueens
@yahoo.com

024 480 3666

Odumasi Krobo, Eastern Region

34. Mission Of Hope For Society Foundation (MIHOSO)

Children 
Women Empowerment
Education

hopeforsociety
@yahoo.com

gbielgabriel
@yahoo.com

020 8500875
027 7422084

Sunyani

35. Mount Horeb Glory Ministries

Health
Rural Development
HIV/AIDS

frankbiney
@hotmail.com

024 4624596
028 5135982
024 8014612

Sunyani-Brong
Ahafo
Region

36. Muslim Family Counseling Services

Human Rights
HIV/AIDS
Vocational Training

mfcsashanti
@gmail.com

032 2043213

Asawasi
Commu-
nity,
Kumasi

37. Northern Sector Action On Awareness Centre

Human Rights
Health
Women Empowerment

awalfree
@yahoo.com

norsaac
@yahoo.com

037 2027029

Tamale - Northern Region

38. People's Action To Win Life All-Round (PAWLA)

Civic Issues
Women Empowerment
Human Rights

alasidongor
@yahoo.co.uk

027 1775621
024 4056272

Near
Tumu
Sports Stadium, Tumu,
Upper
West
Region.

39. Philip Foundation Programme

Children
Health
HIV/AIDS

philip
foundation
@yahoo.com

024 4372959
027 7481924

Madina
New
Road,
Accra

40. Program For Women And Children In Development

Human Rights
HIV/AIDS
Women Empowerment

prowacidgh1
@yahoo.co.uk

037 2025287 
024 4953610 
027 1170222

Tamale, Northern Region

41. Resource Link Foundation

Health
Women Empowerment
Education

chrisdapaah
@yahoo.com
resourcelinkgh
@yahoo.com

024 4547417
024 4460875

Adum Kumasi

42. Rural Research and Information

Human Rights
Women Empowerment
Civic Issues

ringobility
@yahoo.com

020 8283828
020 9026353

Walewale Northern Region

43. Sekyere West Educational Development for children

Children
HIV/AIDS
Education

oxfordscrib
@gmail.com

024 4085316
027 8127381

Mampong-Ashanti

44. Social Support Foundation

Children 
Human Rights
Health
Rural Development
HIV/AIDS
Agriculture
Women Empowerment
Management
Aged
Education
Micro Enterprise
Vocational Training
Disability
Environment
Capacity Building

admin
@ssfafrica.org
hascommt
@yahoo.com 
alouis72
@yahoo.com

024 4605165 
020 8160175 
032 2543040

Mensakrom, Obuasi

45. Street Girls Aid

Children
Health
Education

streetgirlsaid
@yahoo.com

030 2421169
030 2400927

Abofu-Achimota

46. Strength Of Women Foundation

Human Rights
Health
Women Empowerment

sowfoundgh
@yahoo.com

024 4173051

Ho Volta Region

47. Strong Tower Foundation

Health
Education
Micro Enterprise

strongtower
foundation
@yahoo.com

036 2026935
024 6379481

Ho Volta Region

48. The Ark Foundation, Ghana

Children
Human Rights
HIV/AIDS
Capacity Building
Women Empowerment

adaboagye
@yahoo.com

030 2511610

Achimota – Accra

49. Tim Africa Aid Ghana

Children
HIV/AIDS
Education

africa11aidgh
@yahoo.com

027 7858508
032 2047080

Tepa-
Ashanti
Region

50. TLGMI

Children
Rural Development
Education

tlgmi5
@yahoo.com

024 3225271

Nungua Estates, Accra

51. Volta Physically Challenged Independent Group

Human Rights
Disability
Capacity Building

volphig
@yahoo.com

036 2025326

Ho, Volta Region

52. Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa

Health
Education

hayford
@vpwa.org

020 8272943

Pokuase, Accra

53. Window of Hope Foundation

Children
Human Rights
Women Empowerment

windowofhopef
@yahoo.com

020 8191438

Santasi, Kumasi

54. Women and Youth Association of Ghana

Human Rights
Women Empowerment
Vocational Training

wayoda
@yahoo.com

024 4824115
027 2823826
028 5275683

Gomoa Ankamu, Central Region

55. Women Integrated Development Organization

Human Rights
Women Empowerment
Vocational Training

david
bagonluri
@yahoo.com
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024 6419217
020 7504005
027 3479740

Kaleo/
Wa,
Upper
West

56. Youth In Sustainable Agricultural And Environmental Conservation

HIV/AIDS
Women Empowerment
Capacity Building

emansah
@yahoo.com

027 4873091

Kokomlemle Accra

57. Zongo Youth Foundation

Education
HIV/AIDS
Environment
Agriculture

zyfoundationgh
@yahoo.com

024 4292300
024 4719829
024 4847799

Nsawam