Smart ‘payITfwd’: Spreading Good Deeds Through Technology

by Bogie
Extraordinary deeds by ordinary people can make a positive difference in this world. It can be the retiree who trains the unemployed women in the community on livelihood crafts, or the group of athletes that holds sports clinics for street children.
Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has launched a new social development initiative that aims to enable the spread of social good acts or “smart acts” using technology. Through payITfwd, Smart is looking for individuals or groups that are doing community-based projects that expand knowledge. “The goal is to support, promote, expand, enhance, reward and enable social good efforts that foster learning through technology. With payITfwd, social good advocates can scale up and even encourage the public to support their cause,” says Ramon Isberto, head of Smart’s Public Affairs Group.

Entries must be submitted in video format showing an overview of the project, its impact to the recipient community, and how technology can enable the project or further spread its benefits.

Smart will be selecting the best 20 entries in a two-round selection process that will run on May 21 up to July 31, and August 16 to October 31 this year. Entries will be judges based on impact of the project in the community, its novelty and proposed use of technology. Voting of best entries via social media will also have bearing on the final score entries.

Entries that are chosen will receive a technology package comprising five tablets, 1 Smart Bro Pocket Wi-Fi,  Smart Bro load worth P3,000.00 and a cash prize of P50,000.

Check out www.smart.com.ph/payITfwd for the full mechanics.

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