In collaboration with The Vodafone Firsts project, olympic medallist Mary Kom wants to help women across India defend themselves, using mobile technology using a self-defence smartphone app currently under development.
Vodafone worked with Kom to build and run a women-only boxing and self-defence camp in her native Manipur, to teach young women the mental and physical skills needed to improve their self-confidence and to defend themselves.When Vodafone asked champion boxer Mary Kom what she wanted to do for the first time, she said she wanted to help women across India learn to defend themselves. Using mobile technology and connecting Kom with the right people, Vodafone is helping to make the 30-year-old Olympian’s ambition a reality. For women in India without smartphones, Vodafone is helping Kom create a free SMS service, which will provide women across India with access to security and self-defence tips, a nationwide forum and women’s helpline numbers.
Watch Kom’s inspirational journey at firsts.com