Vodafone Foundation

Who are the Vodafone Foundation?

We’re Connecting for Good. We're combining Vodafone’s technology and charitable giving to address some of Ireland’s pressing community needs. 

The Vodafone Foundation was set up in Ireland in 2003. It runs a wide range of community programmes for the business. These include our charity partnerships with ALONE, Dublin City University’s Anti-Bullying Centre, and Women’s Aid.

We are one of the 27 countries in which Vodafone Foundations operates around the world, dedicated to supporting groups across all segments of society seeking to make a real difference in our community.

What does the Foundation do?

We target strategic areas for investment in order to make maximum impact. The projects we support fall within the following categories:

  • Using our technology towards connecting for good
  • Working with those in need: children, young people and their families
  • Our charity partners
  • Emergency relief
  • Collaboration and capacity building
  • Volunteering and employee matched funding
  • Sponsorship
  • Handset recycling

Find out more about Vodafone Foundation Group

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Hi Digital

The Foundation, in partnership with ALONE, bring you Hi Digital - our five-year nationwide digital skills training programme for older people over the age of 65 in Ireland. A first of its kind in Ireland, the programme has been created to support older people who lack digital skills through an online and in person initiative

The programme will be delivered through:

  • Face-to-face training with Digital Ambassador volunteers

  • Virtual training

  • Vodafone Broadband Connection Point & Gigabit Hub based classes

The dedicated Hi Digital learning platform has been built with older people in mind, with programme partners ALONE supporting in the creation of content that will be relevant and useful in the day to day lives of older people.

Hi Digital Drop-In Fridays

Vodafone Ireland Foundation have teamed up with ALONE to launch 'Hi Digital Drop-in Fridays' in selected stores all over the country.

Drop-in Fridays give people who are over 65 time in our stores to get free support for all things digital.

If Fridays don't work, people are still encouraged to visit for support and guidance as normal throughout the week.  

 

 

 

 

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Tozi

Tozi is a new app, created by the Vodafone Foundation in partnership with DCU Anti-Bullying Centre and Childline by ISPCC. It is designed to empower young people to navigate the online world in a safe and positive way.  

Tozi aims to provide teens and young people with research-backed learning and resources to help them look after themselves when online. This includes access to Live Help through Childline if they experience bullying or witness something that upsets them while online.

The app aims to educate and support young people to make their own time online more positive. This is through information and advice and some engaging features within the app: 

 

 

  • Cosmos: A content library with stories, tips, and advice on how to handle common online/cyberbullying scenarios.

  • Live Help: Ability to call or chat with Childline by ISPCC directly.

  • My Space: A private journaling area, with a gamified diary and feelings-tracker.

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    Women’s Aid/BrightSky

    Vodafone Foundation has been proud to work with Women’s Aid for a number of years on various projects. These include the launch of Bright Sky in 2019

    Bright Sky is a free app that connects victims of domestic violence and abuse with advice and support services across the country. 

    Bright Sky Ireland is the latest addition to Vodafone Foundation’s domestic violence project. It uses connectivity to help support those affected by domestic abuse here and across Europe.

    Bright Sky Ireland was created in partnership with the UK-based domestic abuse charity Hestia, along with Women’s Aid Ireland and An Garda Síochána. 

    It enables users to locate their nearest support centre by searching their area, eircode or current location. 

    A short questionnaire helps users assess the safety of a relationship while also providing information about different forms of abuse such as sexual violence, stalking, and harassment. 

    The app also highlights the types of supports available, the steps to consider if leaving an abusive relationship, and how to help a friend affected by domestic abuse.

    Who we work with

    Email us: vif.ie@vodafone.com

     

     

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