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Vodafone Foundation launches 2010 World of Difference International programme

Vodafone Foundation launches 2010 World of Difference International programme

The Vodafone Foundation is again searching for eight UK-based people to make a difference by working for a UK or Channel Islands based charity overseas for one year as part of its 2010 World of Difference programme.

Vodafone’s World of Difference International programme, delivered by the Vodafone Foundation, is open “to anyone with passion, drive and commitment”.

The eight selected individuals will receive up to £25,000 towards their outgoings plus £20,000 in expenses for costs directly associated with their placement. Vodafone UK will give each winner the latest mobile phone so they can share their experiences through social media and inspire others.

World of Difference currently operates in 15 Vodafone Foundations around the world and is expanding. Over 700 people around the world have so far participated in the programme.

Over 1,000 people applied for last year’s opportunity. One winner was ex-Channel 4 Big Brother producer Lucy Buck, who has set up Child’s i Foundation, with the aim of reducing the number of abandoned babies in Kampala, Uganda, and supporting high-risk pregnant mothers at Mulago Hospital. Lucy said: “The support I have received has been crucial in setting up the foundation – enabling us to work towards changing the lives of those desperately needing our support here in Kampala.”

The closing date for applications is 17 June 2010.

www.vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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