Airtel Changemaker Award : Airtel Madagascar won the Gold Award
(AIRTEL MADAGASCAR) - The 8th edition of the Changemaker awards was held on 28 March 2018 in New Delhi, India. Every year Bharti Foundation, through the ‘Changemaker Awards’, celebrates and provides a platform to showcase best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee activation.
Under the category - 'Community Transformation Award' the winners were:
- Gold Award – Airtel Madagascar – 'Fight Against Plague in Madagascar'
Since August 2017, Madagascar has been experiencing a large outbreak of plague. Airtel Madagascar has supported WHO (World Health Organization) and the Malagasy Government to support the implementation of a comprehensive strategy and plague response plan. The aim was to communicate prevention, symptoms, transmission and treatment of the disease. Airtel Madagascar implemented the following activities: Provided with a short number so that all subscribers have free access to information from WHO (910), SMS campaign raising public awareness on prevention and the provision of a free IVR which will be permanent.
- Silver Award - Airtel Malawi – 'Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) – Health Centre by Phone'
It is a toll free health & nutrition hotline for Airtel Malawi subscribers that initially started with 9 districts and is now in the process of being rolled out to the entire country. Airtel Malawi subscribers simply dial 54747 and speak with trained health workers who provide Ministry of Health-verified information and referrals on all health topics, including nutrition. The hotline now covers all health topics, including nutrition, HIV, and TB, youth-friendly service and content are also part of CCPF offerings. NGO VillageReach, are the main facilitators of the project and manage the hotline until it is fully transitioned to the Ministry of Health and scaled up to be available to all the country’s districts towards the end of 2018.
- Special Jury Award – Airtel Kenya – 'Kukua launch fun learning through mobile gaming'
Airtel Kenya is the first and main distribution partner of Kukua. Kukua is a startup company leveraging new media and technology. They have developed and are now distributing a learning application called Sema Run, that teaches children between the ages of 5-10 how to read, write and do basic math. The aim is to improve children literacy skills while playing an interactive mobile game. The project aims at reaching 2 million Airtel subscribers.
Under the second category – Best Individual/Group Social Responsibility Initiative
- Silver Award – Customer Experience department of Airtel Tanzania – 'Charity Begins at Home'
In Airtel Tanzania's Customer Experience Department there is a self-motivated team that believes that they need to use their position to help children with special needs. For the last 4 years the group has been selflessly running a special campaign for raising fund to support children with special needs, mentoring and spending time with them.