Mobile for good projects

Our Projects

Today the majority of the Vodafone Malta Foundation’s projects fall under the Mobile for Good Programme.

The scope of this programme is to enable mobile technology to deliver social change, allocating funds to projects that make a difference in society through mobile services and solutions. The Foundation distinguishes itself by giving its privileged access to Vodafone networks, technology, and employee expertise to make a difference in the Maltese community.

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Connecting for Good projects

The Vodafone Malta Foundation is currently working on the following projects:

A pilot SDRT (Shared Demand Responsive Transport) System for the University of Malta Community

Partners: University of Malta, UOM

A pilot project to develop a A Shared Demand Responsive Transport Service for the University of Malta. This system is green, affordable and effective.

The project will consist of system software, a web portal and a mobile app and the service will offer a shared demand responsive door-­‐to-­‐door transport service to staff and students attending the University. Service booking will take place either via a normal telephone call, Mobile SMS or via internet. Trips can be pre-­‐booked up to an hour before service is required. A vehicle picks up and drops off passengers at the requested origins and destinations. One vehicle will be deployed as part of the pilot phase of the project.

The project will eventually act as an introduction of new local transport services to encourage modal shift from car us, provide better quality of life for both the university population (staff and students), reduce congestion and cruising, and therefore improvement of local air quality & more.

Development of a Mobile Application which locates parking spaces for people with reduced mobility, amongst other functions.

Partners: FITA (The Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility) and KNPD (The National Commission Persons with Disability)

This Mobile Application and online platform will amongst other functions, map parking spaces for persons with disability. It will also have the function to mark whether the parking space is vacant or not.

Eventually the app will include accessible places of interest and restaurants.

Developing an online Maltese Lexicon and Dictionary – Id-Dizzjunarju Malti

Partner: Malta Communications Authority

A project to develop a user friendly website and mobile application of an updated Maltese lexicon and dictionary for use by the general public.

The whole Maltese population as well as policy makers (seeing that Maltese is an official language within the EU) will be beneficiaries of this project, but more importantly, it is a means of preserving the Maltese language by creating a modern online resource that makes its use more accessible and user-friendly.

The Vodafone Foundation will be working together with Malta Communications Authority as the lead partner and the University of Malta (Institute of Linguistics; Department of Intelligent Computer Systems (ICS) ) and Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti (National Council for the Maltese Language) as supporting partners.

Development of a new website for Kellimni and a Mobile App

Partner: SOS Malta

This project is to develop a new website which is web-responsive and a mobile app which will provide real-time, one-to-one, online professional counselling and support to youths requesting this service.

The target beneficiaries are adolescents in any form of trouble like addiction, abuse or family breakdown, or experiencing social exclusion of any kind.

The Vodafone Foundation is working together with SOS Malta as the lead partner, and Salesians Don Bosco, Agenzija Appogg and Agenzija Zaghzagh as supporting partners.

Development of a Maltese language customised app to treat children with severe speech and language difficulties

Partner: Speech Language Department, (Primary Health Care Directorate).

A project is to develop a Mobile app with exercises which cater for children between 5 and 7 years with severe speech and language difficulties, who are Maltese speakers. Presently only imported and generic applications can be used that cater for English speakers and are therefore not as effective as they should be.

As part of this project the Foundation will also supply a number of tablets for use by speech language pathologists for use when treating children who are referred to the Speech Language Department, (Primary Health Care Directorate).

With over 10 years of working in the Maltese community the number of projects the Foundation has funded are endless and truly satisfying, these include: Voices Foundation, L-Istrina – Malta Community Chest Found, Restoration of the Our Lady of Victory Church – Valletta, Eco-friendly lighting for the Malta Aviation Museum, Inspire Multisensory Theatres, Special Olympics, Palazzo Falson and more.

The following are organisations which have been supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation: Arka Foundation, Astra Theatre, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Dar il-Kaptan, Dar l-Emigranti, Dar Sagra Familja, Din l-Art Ħelwa, English Speaking School, Equal Partners, Good Shepherd Home, Helen O'Grady Academy, Jesus of Nazareth – Żejtun, Land, LifeCycle, Lily of the Valley, Malta Aviation Museum, Malta Community Chest Fund, Malta Wheelchair Dance Association, MASMOM, Classique Foundation, Podopaediatrics Unit, Provinicial Curia, St Joseph Home - Santa Venera, St Joseph Home – Żabbar.

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