Vodacom, through the Vodacom Foundation Change the World programme, supports visionaries who want to make the world a better place. During Women's Month, we focus on women who are making a difference in their communities.
The Vodacom Foundation Change the World programme aims to encourage and stimulate the culture of volunteering in South Africa. It gives participants the chance of a lifetime to work for a non-profit organisation (NPO) for a year, with Vodacom covering their salaries for the year.
In the 2016/7 year, Vodacom Foundation hosted the seventh edition of the programme. More than 5 000 applications were received and 20 volunteers were chosen to fulfil their dream. They traded their regular day jobs to serve their communities with their highly sought-after skills.
In the light of Women’s Day on 9 August 2017, we are highlighting three women who are making a difference in their communities. With the support of Vodacom, they’ve been doing big things this year.
Chrissie Kritzinger works for iThemba Projects in Sweetwaters (Mpumuza), KwaZulu-Natal. This project aims to transform the younger generation in a positive way by educating and mentoring them to become change agents in their community. Chrissie’s project proposal for 2017 is to expand and facilitate non-centre-based programmes, and to enhance the work of iThemba’s Early Childhood Development Centre of...