Vodafone came to us with a vision of designing an event to champion the Connected Education programme, showcase its life-changing education initiatives, such as the Instant Network Schools (INS) and drive engagement from stakeholders, including the UK Gov, Vodafone trustees and senior leadership, Vodafone volunteers and partners.
Jointly developed by Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR, the INS programme provides pioneering and life-changing technology to support quality education for refugees and host communities.
Our task was to find a way to bring to life a handful of stories of the students attending the Instant Network Schools, so it felt like they were in the room with us.
The experience started in black and white before slowly transitioning into colour, signifying the hope represented by the Vodafone Connected Education programme.
Stakeholders were immersed in these stories in an impactful, sensory opening experience that used a mixture of lighting, audio, blackout effect, moving image projected onto brickwork, and a central opening film to set the scene of the worldwide refugee crisis.
We were blown away by fresh's creativity. Many of the students we support through INS have overcome significant hardship and adversity to attend school and study for a brighter future. Their stories highlight the importance of digital education for refugees and we are so grateful to the fresh team for helping bring them to life for our Connected Education guests.
Lisa Felton, Director, Vodafone Foundation