We’re going to be giving a voice to homeless people at Mobile World Congress another time this year and we have 3 clear, tangible goals to create real social impact and get 100 #HomelessEntrepreneurs back into the professional world and off the street. We know it’s going to be a challenge, but we’re up for it.
To reach our objective, we are set 3 clear goals for #MWC18.
1) Collect 100 smartphones. This device is an essential part of our plan to reach our goal. Learn more >
2) Raise funds or get mobile network operators to provide free mobile connectivity for these 100 smartphones.
3) Raise funds to finance 100 #HomelessEntrepreneur programs: 600€/month for 1 year = 7,200€/year/program.
Why do we need these 100 smartphones?
Have you ever thought about applying for a job without a telephone number for them to contact you at? How about how difficult it would be to check your email without internet on your phone?
How do we send our CV or answer that phone call that tells us we got the job? How do we prepare for that job interview or learn more about that company? A bit complicated, isn’t it?
The #HE program is much more complex than this. We provide a holistic approach that provides the homeless people in our program with all the support they need until the get a job and then we make sure they keep growing so they can keep that job. The program consists of 9 managers (Professional Development, Education, Health, Housing, Communication, Finance, Legal, Sales and Assistance) along with a team of volunteers in each department.
Everyone needs to participate in order to create real sustainable solutions for the people in our program i.e. mobile network operators, institutions, and citizens are all invited to participate in the process.
If you’d like to help us reach any of these 3 goals, please contact
Andrew Funk firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, February 25th, at 10h30, we are holding a solidary brunch where all of the guests, who are also speakers, have a similar connection: they understand the importance of connectivity to end homelessness. Some will be experts on mobile connectivity; others on entrepreneurship; and others homelessness. Various #HomelessEntrepreneurs will be participating as well!
On top of that, you will be able to enjoy a Delicious brunch prepared by Bar Bota (C/Blai 29, Barcelona) with a lot of love, while getting to know other active citizens like yourself.
Please register and collaborate with our project: