100,000 Milestone for Social Innovation Partnership
21st July 2015
Young Social Innovators and Vodafone Ireland Foundation are celebrating reaching a significant milestone of doubling the number of Young Social Innovators from 50,000 to a remarkable 100,000 over three years.
Over 1,200 projects have been completed by young people throughout the course of the partnership, tackling community issues such as bullying, human rights and inequality.
All projects focused on leaving a positive legacy in local communities, as well as increasing confidence and self-esteem in the young people participating.
Since the partnership commenced in 2012, Vodafone Ireland Foundation has invested over €1.2 million of funding and has increased the number of internal employees mobilized in charity engagement by 25% over the past three years.
Speaking about the partnership, Anne O’ Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland said, “The enthusiasm, intelligence and creativity of the students involved in the programme year on year continues to astound me and there is no doubt that our country has a bright future ahead as today’s ‘Young Social Innovators’ become tomorrow’s leaders”.
For more information about Young Social Innovators, you can visit www.youngsocialinnovators.ie
(Picture shows from left Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, Co-Founder of Young Social Innovators, presenting Anne O’ Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland with an award recognising the outstanding contribution that Vodafone has made to Young Social Innovators and to social innovation in Ireland.)