July 19, 2010
Making a World of Difference … Selection Interview Begins
Almost two months after the launch of the Vodafone World of
Difference (WoD) programme in Accra, the Vodafone Ghana
Foundation has started interview sessions to select the
final list of participants for the 2010 edition of the World
of Difference Project.
The interviews for the World of Difference starts today July
19th 2010 following a very meticulous screening and short
listing process. After this session, 30 selected volunteers
will engage in varied charity programmes of their choice to
make remarkable impact in the lives of under privileged
persons and communities in Ghana through selected NGOs for a
period of two months.
WoD is an innovative project aimed at bringing a different
but very impactful approach to corporate philanthropy in
Ghana providing a unique opportunity for Ghanaian
professionals and non-professionals, alike, to give a bit of
their time and know-how to improve lives.
About 600 entries were received, over the period, with the
largest entries coming from teachers. Others are engineers,
doctors, journalists, accountants, architects, lecturers,
development management experts, social workers and students
with a passion to change their societies.
“We’ve had tremendous responses from people in every nook
and cranny of the country who want to work with their dream
charity; and I must say that we are excited to have such
huge interest in the Vodafone World of Difference project,”
Miss Afua Amankwaa Sarkodie of the Vodafone Foundation
“It is a major opportunity for Ghanaians and people with a
passion for change to step out there and bring about the
Judges for the selection interview are Professor Nii Boye
Tagoe Vice-Chancellor University of Ghana, Legon Dr Audrey
Gadzekpo, Mr Kojo Yankah, President African University
College of Communications, Major (Rtd) Albert Don-Chebe,
Director of Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) all members
of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation Board of Trustees, Mr
Gilbert Aggrey (Abeeku Santana) of Adom FM, Mr Ekow Blankson
Manager Trade Marketing Vodafone Ghana, and Ms Emma Morisson,
News Editor TV3 and Adolf Awuku Bekoe.
An initial funding of £ 45,000 has been made available for
this year’s project with an additional funding of £50,000 to
be accessed as the project progresses.
About Vodafone Ghana
Vodafone Ghana is an Operating Company of Vodafone Group
Plc., the world leading mobile Telecommunications Company,
with significant presence in Europe, the Middle East Africa,
Asia Pacific and the United States.
Vodafone Ghana is a total communications solutions
provider—mobile, fixed lines, internet, voice and data- and
is currently unmatched in providing fixed line and internet
For more information, please visit http://www.vodafone.com.gh
Corporate Communications Department Tel: 0302-200217/8
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
19TH JULY, 2010