The Vodafone Foundation along and its partner Nasscom Foundation have announced thewinners for 6th edition of the ‘Mobile for Good Awards’ initiative. Committed to mobilising social change by leveraging the power and potential of the mobile technology, the Mobile for Good Awards acknowledge and support ideas and concepts from NGO/NFPs that empower communities and change lives in their own unique way, Vodafone says.
This year, 11 winning innovations were recognised across two categories – ‘Leading Change Maker – NPO’ and ‘Leading Change Maker – For Profit’. Innovative mobile-driven services in four critical areas of Health, Education, Agriculture & Environment and Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development were selected from both categories. A special award was also granted to the best Government led innovative mobile service.
The five winning NPOs, were also awarded INR 1.5 million each and will be mentored by industry experts to expand and upscale their capacity, improve project monitoring and enhance impact evaluation of their projects. All winning projects will also be featured in the ‘Social App Hub’ by Vodafone.
Out of the 306 applications received, the Screening Committee selected 23 finalists, with 15 applications from the NPO category (including government) and 8 applications from the For Profit category.