Red Cross distributes internet chips to vulnerable families

Deepak Gupta January 26, 2022
Updated 2022/01/26 at 4:35 AM

In the week in which the city of São Paulo turns 468, the Red Cross Sao Paulo (CVSP) will offer, as of this Tuesday, January 25, phone chips with free internet for six months for people in social vulnerability from the capital of São Paulo.

Social project has professional support function

THE CVSP chip is part of the project Includes SP and was developed in partnership with Surf Telecom, which offers mobile telephony, broadband and voice connection solutions. The entire telephony operation will be operated by Surf and Cruz Vermelha São Paulo will distribute it to those served by the Beyond Basics program, which offers basic food baskets, workshops and hygiene kits for six months to families registered with the project’s NGOs.

The idea is that those served by the project can use the free internet during these six months for activities such as communication through messaging apps, browsing websites and social networks, and looking for jobs. The proposal also includes a exclusive course platform so that each internet user can improve professionally and get help in professional relocation. Beneficiaries will be able to count on a plan that offers 4GB of internet, 100 minutes to make calls, 100 SMS and unlimited Whatsapp without discounting the internet allowance.

Source: Publicity/Red Cross.

Total donation of 10 thousand chips and option to help the project

Initially, 2 thousand people must receive the devices and participate in the digital inclusion project of the Red Cross São Paulo. Another 8 thousand chips made available by Surf Telecom are waiting for partnerships with individuals, companies and institutions to be distributed.

To collaborate and enable more families to benefit, it is enough enter the website Red Cross and donating from R$30 to R$90 or other amounts. All the money raised will be used to manufacture and distribute more chips. For every R$180 raised, one person will benefit for six months.

“This type of initiative benefits multiple people within the same house, from adults who support the family and are looking for a job, even teenagers and children who need internet for online classes or school activities. Therefore, we are mobilizing to help those who need it most”, explains Bruno Semino, executive director of Red Cross Sao Paulo.


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