The Malta Independent 8 December 2022, Thursday
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Change in strategy for the Vodafone Malta Foundation

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 20:01 Last update: about 9 years ago

The Vodafone Malta Foundation, established in 2003, is now entering its second decade of service to the community. Over the past ten years the Foundation has proved to be a valued philanthropic organisation in Malta that has channeled nearly 3 million euros towards a number of initiatives that have had a positive impact in a number of areas, particularly those related to social change, health, the environment and culture and heritage.

This significant contribution is largely thanks to the tireless commitment of Mrs. Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, who has served as Chairperson of the Foundation since its inception. Mrs. Mifsud Bonnici has now stepped down from this role and Vodafone Malta wishes to thank her publicly for the major role she played in making the Foundation the success it is today. Vodafone Malta's CEO, Amanda Nelson,  commented "Making a positive difference within our community lies at the very heart of what Vodafone is all about. This is promoted by Vodafone Group across the globe and Malta has been no exception. Mrs Mifsud Bonnici has been instrumental in making this aim a reality through the continuous activities of the Foundation since 2003 and we thank her whole-heartedly for her contribution."

Mrs Mifsud Bonnici is being replaced by Mr Michel Macelli, who has extensive experience within the financial sphere and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a leading ICT firm.  The British High Commissioner, Mr Robert Luke, and Mr Jason Pavia remain as members of the Board. They are joined by new members Ms Caroline Farrugia, and Ms Veronica Nardelli.

In line with a policy being promoted at Vodafone Group level, the Foundation will be taking a new direction in terms of the projects and initiatives that it supports. This policy, referred to as 'Mobiles 4 Good', will see an emphasis on using the liberating power of mobile technology to mobilise and deliver social change.  The Foundation will therefore remain active in the social, medical, environment and heritage fields and will be identifying projects in these areas where the most innovative application of mobile networks can be utilised to bring about tangible improvements.



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