Rita Rockson receiving the award
THE VODAFONE Ghana Foundation was rewarded for its excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility after clinching two significant awards at the 10th Ghana CSR Excellence Awards held in Accra.
The foundation won the CSR Award for Health for its Connected Health Initiatives. Through these initiatives, the company has positively impacted about 10,000 individuals through HealthFEST (its free medical screening programme), about 1,400 pregnant women via its Rural Ultrasound Screening, 1,200 beneficiaries through its Homecoming Medical Bill Settlement, and 30,000 callers nationwide via the Healthline Call Centre.
Additionally, the company was crowned the CSR Telecom of the Year for its comprehensive CSR approach in health and education. In the period under review, the foundation, through its initiatives, impacted about 500,000 lives which include educational programmes like Code-like-A-Girl, Grow Girls in STEM and the Instant Schools programme. These initiatives are in addition to the connected health programmes.
Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson, Head of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Sustainability and External Communication, expressed her gratitude: “We are incredibly honoured to receive these awards, which affirm our unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility. These recognitions inspire us to continue our work in health and education, and we look forward to launching more impactful initiatives in the near future.”
The Ghana CSR Excellence Awards are organised by the Centre for CSR West Africa, a key advocate for corporate social responsibility in the region. The awards serve as a platform to recognise and celebrate companies contributing significantly to sustainable development and social responsibility.
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