SA Red Cross Society Boost Access to Humanitarian Services With Mobile App

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-05)

 

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

 

The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS), today announced availability of a new mobile application that will increase peoples access to various humanitarian services offered by the body.

According to a statement made available to Authentic Platform News Nigeria, the group whose mission is to render services to prevent and alleviate human suffering, while fostering human dignity in all communities, developed the aid app in partnership with Connectik.

Connectik is a company that develops platforms and mobile applications for enterprise and large-membership organizations.

The app was created with Connectik, after a resounding success with the Kenya Red Cross Society App.

The launch of the South African Red Cross Society Mobile App is the first nation-wide initiative for SARCS’ new senior leadership. It is the organisation’s major stepping-stone as they seek to digitise and improve services. The launch in South Africa also follows the recent announcement of H.S.H Princess Charlene of Monaco becoming a patron of the South African Red Cross Society.

The SARCS App provides users with access to a variety of features, including, but not limited to:

Membership and access to SARCS services and benefits. Volunteering in local projects. Emergency alerts – the app sends up to the minute alerts, both national and local. Make donations. Register for training courses and events. Access SARCS news. Marketplace – using the app, users can purchase Red Cross equipment. Donate blood – the app will help SARCS mobilise donors to give blood and provide the locations of donation centers.

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As an end-to-end solution, the app will provide SARCS with resource mobilisation opportunities to increase its membership base, volunteer base and programme delivery, as well as tools to improve community engagement.

“We are thrilled to launch the SARCS App and bring a series of benefits to our members, volunteers and communities, ” said Derick Naidoo, CEO of SARCS. “After witnessing the success of various partners using apps developed with Connectik, we are excited to own today an app that will be pivotal to our ability to provide life-changing services to people all over South Africa.”

“We pride ourselves on our ability to create tools that help large-member organizations grow by creating resource mobilisation opportunities, while showing a positive impact on people that take active steps to enhance their resilience,” said Hachim Badji, CEO of Connectik. “We are honored to work with members of the Red Cross and create impactful technology on such an enormous scale.”

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