(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 7. Seven projects have
been qualified for the final round of the contest held under the
The social project competition promoting digital inclusion in
the social area, announced by Azercell Telekom in May has moved to
its final stage. The contest is aimed to boost community engagement
and to instigate its closer involvement in the development
processes, as well as to support the welfare of vulnerable social
groups. Focused on projects in education, culture and public
health, the evaluators gave a higher priority to initiatives
supporting the development of digital environment, social inclusion
and further improvement of societal well-being through
To ensure transparency and objectivity of the assessment
process, the jury board composed of Azercell employees, as well as
external experts from public and private institutions has been
During a one-month selection process, more than 20 applications
were reviewed, and seven projects that best met selection criteria
have been chosen for the final round.
Non-governmental and non-profit organizations presented their
projects aimed at popularization of Azerbaijani literature,
integration of women in ICT, integration of people with physical
disabilities into a productive and active social life. Contestants
answered jury's questions about sustainability of the projects and
their impact on society.
Upon final evaluation by the jury board three best projects will
receive grant from Azercell for their implementation.
The principles of corporate social responsibility have always
been in“Azercell Telekom's” top priority. The company initiated
and supported projects that benefited the development of the
society in many aspects. Over 25 years the company has spent more
than 22 million US dollars on social projects in education,
culture, sports, health, digital literacy and other fields.
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