Supporting vulnerable social groups

Supporting vulnerable social groups

The following table summarises OTE sponsorship activities for 2010, regarding vulnerable social groups, through the following bodies and non-governmental organisations that OTE included in its Corporate Responsibility programme:

Body Form of sponsorship
Food Bank – Foundation for fighting hunger Coverage of the Foundation’s operating needs and purchase of food for 2,857 homeless people that are given food at 37 food halls and Foundations in Attica.  
Hellenic Cancer Society Procurement of scientific instruments for the ‘Centre for the Early Diagnosis of Cancer’ (Full Dermatoscope System, procurement of 3 heads for the ultrasound tomography scanner).
Doctors of the Aegean Boost, for a fifth consecutive year, the humanitarian missions of these doctors to remote border islands.
‘STROFI’ Rehabilitation Community Family Association, of the Treatment Clinic for Addicts (KETHEA) Covered the expenses for the children’s graduation ceremony from the KETHEA programmes, for the entire country and covered the expenses for the Association’s Christmas bazaar.
Granted a scholarship to a programme graduate.
Festival for Homeless People Supported the 8th Homeless World Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Emotion Pictures During 2010, OTE supported the International Festival on ‘Documentary & Disability’ (presentation of the innovative ‘EyeWriter Initiative’ device for authors & artists with paralysis).

 

Furthermore, in 20 tele-marathons (compared to 14 in 2009) that were carried out with a special pricing policy through the Televoting-IN service for charity purposes, OTE donated EUR76,510 (compared to EUR206,250 in 2009). This service was indicatively made available to bodies such as, the ‘the Child’s Smile’ organisation, the Greek National Committee of “Unicef” and the Association ‘Doctors without frontiers’. The decreased income is attributed to the decline in the activity of the service in general.

Also, within 2010, 2,940 phone cards (with a total value of EUR 12,300) were given to organisations such as the Greek Red Cross, the Hellenic Centre for Infectious Diseases Control (H.C.I.D.C.), ‘KETHEA DIAVASI’, Special Juvenile Correctional Facilities, etc.