ST Foundation currently channels its resources exclusively into its Digital Unify program. It therefore does not sponsor other initiatives or organizations through financial donations. In the past years, the Foundation has sponsored a number of deserving NGOs that promote human development and progress in countries with precarious political and socio-economic conditions. An exhaustive list of these latter is provided here.
In 2008, STMicroelectronics Foundation donated91,000 Euros to MLFM (Movimento per la Lotta contro la Fame nel Mondo), an NGO based in Lodi, Italy, for the launch of a telemedicine and distance learning project at Fomulac Hospital in Katana, Democratic Republic Congo . MLFM and METID(Metodologie e Tecniche Innovative per la Didattica), both already involved in several DU projects in Africa, will be ST Foundation’s partners, together withAISPO (Associazione Italiana per la Solidarietá tra I Popoli) and the Archdiocese of Bukavu.
The donation covers the creation of a Wi-fi net on the Fomulac Hospital premises, the set up of a computer lab for medical training purposes, the computer connection of different departments, the training of hospital staff trough ST Foundation’s Digital Unify Program and the set up of an e-learning platform and informatisation of medical records.
37,000 USD have been donated to the Red Cross Society of China for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake that struck China on May, 12 2008
5,000 USD have been donated in support of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Develoment’s Global Innovation Forum for Education and Development, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia on October, 21-24 2008. In accordance with the indications given by GAID’s staff, ST Foundation’s support has been transferred to ATHGO, GAID’s co-organizer for the event.
This donation was done in the context of the Foundation’s membership to the Global Alliance and as a contribution to its mission of creating an inclusive global forum and platform for cross-sectoral policy dialogue on the use of ICT for enhancing the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, notably reduction of poverty.
5,000 USD have been donated to ICWE Gmbh(International Conferences, Workshops and Exhibitions) as a contribution to the organization of the eLearning Africa Conference taking place in Dakar, Senegal, on May 27-29, 2009. This pan-African conference on ICT for Development will be the Continent’s largest annual assembly of eLearning and education professionals from Africa and beyond. This donation is meant to be a contribution to its aim of building and expanding a worldwide network for people involved in all aspects of technology-enhanced education and training in Africa, including management and policymaking.