In 2017 Reach for Change in Africa, celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the regional partnership with international telecom operator Millicom . Since 2012, Millicom and Reach for Change have been jointly running the Tigo Digital Changemakers initiative to accelerate digital innovations improving children’s lives across six African countries.
The partnership combines Millicom’s local funding, technology and highly skilled teams with Reach for Change’s expertise in social innovation, incubation, impact measurement and early stage entrepreneurship. As a result, more than 190 Tigo Digital Changemakers in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad and Senegal have been empowered to improve the lives of over 800,000 children through the support they have received. Almost 500 co-workers from Millicom have contributed to this with their time and their expertise. The program has resulted in a number of digital social innovations that tackle issues such as the digital divide and gender diversity as well as promoting entrepreneurs that are providing sorely needed access to basic social services such as health and education.
Find out more about this partnership in the MIllicom and Reach for Change 5 Year Impact Report !