Project Description

Thanks to the support of the Vodafone Foundation, inGenio Labs has been helping to train the elderly in the use of smartphones for several years. In this programme, almost 2,000 elderly people a year learn the most basic use of smartphones, allowing them to stay in contact with their families and, above all, to escape from digital isolation, which is especially important for those elderly people who live alone and in rural environments. The Murcia Institute of Social Action (IMAS) of the Region of Murcia, the City Council of Murcia and the City Council of Cartagena are collaborating in this project.

In 2016, the Smartphone Fácil para Mayores Fundación Vodafone programme received the National Award for the Best Project or Initiative for the Development of the Information Society from the Spanish Association of Telecommunications and Information Society Users (AUTELSI).