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Trustees Endorse 5 For Volunteer Programme

Vodafone ATH Foundation board of trustees on Friday endorsed the selection of five candidates to be part of 2018 Vodafone World of Difference (WoD) programme. They’ll work for charity organisations
10 Jun 2018 11:17
Trustees Endorse 5 For Volunteer Programme
From left Director Vodafone ATH Foundation Vikash Prakash,Vodafone Director Shiu Nandan,Fiji Disabled People's Federation president Joshco Wakaniyasi and Executive for Strategic Philaphsophy Pacific Neil Maharaj with volunteers during the cake cutting ceremony to mark the 2018 World of Difference (WoD) Launch Vodafone Head Office, Tamavua on 8th June, 2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

Vodafone ATH Foundation board of trustees on Friday endorsed the selection of five candidates to be part of 2018 Vodafone World of Difference (WoD) programme.

They’ll work for charity organisations cause and communities.

Vodafone World of Difference (WoD) is a volunteer programme that engages volunteers to work for charity and causes they are passionate about.

WoD entails capacity building, mentoring, coaching and supportive communication that builds capacities of individuals who in turn benefit charities and stakeholders they engage with.

During the launch of the 2018 Vodafone WoD at in Suva yesterday (Friday), Vodafone ATH Foundation  director Vikash Prasad said the five candidates would be working long term with five charity organisations in the Western, Northern and Central/Eastern Divisions.

The five candidates are Fiji Disabled People’s Federation president Joshco Wakaniyasi, Strategic Philanthropy Pacific executive Neil Maharaj, Biutiganedra Baleiokinawa, Ronnet Prasad and Selita Donu.

Their work would add more towards the positive ripple effects of Vodafone ATH Foundation.

There have been many success stories around WoD since its launch in 2010.

These include Rabi Virgin Coconut Oil factory, establishment of Homes of Hope Women’s Institute, introducing of Spinal Injury Association service delivery (wheelchair and aid appliances) programme, Disability and Employ ability programme.

Also including the establishment of western and northern charity alliance and the Hakwa Foundation and Philanthropy Pacific.

“Growing with our passion for the Vanua, we have contributed more than $19 million in social investments with over six programmes branching out under the Vodafone ATH Foundation umbrella,” Mr Prasad said.

“Namely they are Double your Dollar, Hands-up Vodafone, World of Difference, Sustainable Funding, Mobile for Good and Beyond Funder.”

Vodafone’s charity arm started in 2005 with the aim to support initiatives and programmes that bring about positive social change in communities.

Edited by Percy Kean

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