Funding innovative projects focused on Education and Technology.
About the AFFF:

The Abe Farag Family Foundation’s mission is to encourage and fund education and innovation projects. It uses its funds to support ventures through the Social Good Fund.

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Located in Palo Alto, CA, the Abe Farag Family Foundation funds amazing projects which foster educational opportunity, creativity, and cooperation.
Slum Innovation Project wins Google Rise Award

The Dharavi Diary Project has just received the Google Rise Award for its community based work to help children in slums create solutions through technology. The project was originally started by filmmaker Nawneet Ranjan, who shot a documentary detailing the struggle of living in the slums of Mumbai, India. Ranjan realized children needed to learn how to solve community issues through innovative solutions and technology. Smaller classes of 15 eventually grew into classes with over 200 kids, as children were able to learn coding, computer ...

Vodafone Taking Steps Toward Equality in the Tech World

According to this article by Kiersten Marek for Inside Philanthropy, only thirty percent of the workforce at large technology companies is comprised of women. Clearly, there is an issue of diversity in the tech sector, as many people believe there is a stigma against women in that field. Vodafone, one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies, agreed, and wanted to increase gender equity in the tech world. Well-known for their variety of philanthropic activities, Vodafone Americas Foundation wanted to invest in providing women with innovate ...

Are Flying Cars Becoming a Reality?

Airbus, one of the world’s largest aerospace companies, was excited to announce that they will be officially testing a small prototype for the first flying car by the end of the year. Previously, Airbus was involved in airborne transportation as they created the Urban Air Mobility division in order to research ways to minimize traffic congestion on urban roads. The division wanted to create an application, like Uber or Lyft, to allow airborne vehicles to pick up passengers in crowded urban areas. Through its ...

Explore, Adventure, & Experience: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Virtual Reality is becoming more and more revolutionary in shaping the future and the way we experience and look at life. The bigger it gets the more influential it is on industries such as education, entertainment, and medicine. Every year VR is adding new, innovative features that increase user functionality and detail. Industry leaders such as Facebook and Google are investing and prioritizing many VR-related projects. One of Google’s projects, the ‘Expedition Pioneer Program’ is focused on providing VR headsets to schools to help ...