WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Launched in 2010, the World of Difference programme provides a unique opportunity for selected participants to volunteer their time, technical knowledge and skills, working with partners of the Safaricom Foundation. Aside from getting a unique capacity building and exposure opportunity, the volunteers extend and improve services, and give the Foundation’s partner organizations the leg-up they need to move forward.
There have been two phases of World of Difference. The first phase, launched in 2009 had 12 Safaricom staff - three teams of four, with each participant being seconded for a three month period. The second phase, launched in 2011, had 19 staff members taking part. In addition to the staff, three university students also participated.
World of Difference is a two-way exchange of knowledge of skills. Whereas, partner organizations have benefitted from the expertise of the seconded staff, the seconded staff have in turn learned about new working environments and experienced challenges and growth outside their normal working environment.
PASSION AND COMMITMENT
WOD is designed to enhance staff engagement and involvement of the community by:
- Promoting community work and volunteerism amongst the staff of Safaricom and the invited participants
- Enhancing staff knowledge and skills in the community-based service through firsthand experience
- Helping partner organizations implement life-changing programmes
World of Difference application forms are also available at all our retail shops countrywide.