Global Goals for Sustainable Development
In 2015, the United Nations launched The Global Goals for Sustainable Development with the intent to create a cleaner, safer and more inclusive society by 2030. With 193 countries working together to achieve 17 development goals, a future where all people have enough food, water and safe housing is quickly approaching. Of the 17 goals, Vodacom has placed focus on four key goals that we have been tirelessly executing since 2015.
Sustainable Goal 3: Good health and well-being
In the health space, Vodacom and Mezzanine have developed a mobile platform that allows, in real time, healthcare professionals to utilise secure mobile devices to send treatment plans to patients, manage patient’s medical records and monitor the availability of medicine at the dispensaries. Furthermore – we have partnered with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and the National department of health through its mobi-site B-Wise to give free-access to health information.
Sustainable Goal 4: Quality education
Because many learners in South Africa do not have access to textbooks, the Vodacom e-school platform provides an online syllabus that allows users unlimited access to education content. Due to the prohibitive cost of mobile data, Vodacom users can access content for free. To get access to our e-school platform, please click here.
Sustainable Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Vodacom’s youth platform, NXT LVL, has partnered with South Africa's leading and most reputable career websites to to empower young job-seekers with the ability to upload their CVs, search for jobs and apply for jobs online without using their data. To access the career sites for free, please click here.
Sustainable Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Several rural schools and communities in South Africa don't have access to basic amenities like electricity. Vodacom is helping to bridge this energy divide by supplying renewable energy through its solar-powered base stations in the areas.
By committing to the ongoing fulfilment of these goals, Vodacom is contributing to sustainable economic, social and environmental developments that have the power to shape South Africa’s future.
More about the Global Goals
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