Vodafone invests 20 million Euro to advance digital skills and education across several European countries
Vodafone announced today an investment of 20 million Euro by the Vodafone Foundation to expand Foundation digital skills and education programmes by funding local initiatives in 14 countries, including Romania. This investment is expected to reach 16 million learners by 2025.
The programmes, delivered in partnership with charities and NGOs, will enable people to develop their knowledge and skills in using digital technologies, with the goal to reach millions of primary and secondary learners, those who are not in education, employment or training, and the elderly.
Nick Read, CEO Vodafone Group said: “Vodafone is proud to support the critical development of digital skills and education in the communities we serve through our expertise in connectivity and technology. We remain committed, in an ever increasingly digital world, to building inclusive digital societies where nobody is left behind, which matters now more than ever as society aims to build back better following the impact of COVID-19.”
The 20 million Euro investment will be spread over the next five years. This is in addition to the estimated 150 million Euro of in-kind donations from Vodafone Group to a range of COVID-19-related initiatives, and a 10 million Euro investment from Vodafone Foundation in the emergency phase of the COVID-19 response in 2020.