OUR (on-going) PROJECTS

 

Disaster Management

 

We believe that the strength lies in unity so we work in close coalition with many government and non-government organizations when the relief work is needed. We distribute food and drinking water in disaster struck areas, water in drought afflicted areas and try to mobilize the help from community. We have worked with many organizations. South African disaster management department, operation hydrate and operation SA to name a few. To keep in touch with our latest work follow us.

 

 

Free Directory listings

 

To bring the power of advertisement to small scale businesses and individuals who can not afford to do so, we have launched a free directory listing site.

 

The purpose of this site is twofold – community can have all the information they need at their fingertips and those who cannot afford to advertise their skills or businesses get an exposure to wider audience.

You can apply for a free listing on our site if you are:

 

• emergency services (ambulances, paramedics etc.)

• medical facilities (doctors, hospitals, labs etc.)

• NGOs and humanitarian workers

• education facilities (schools, tuition centers, cottage schools, extra classes etc.)

• small scale service providers (handyman, plumber, electrician, gardener etc.)

• cottage industries (seamstress, selling stuff from home etc.)

 

We charge a small fee from the other businesses (much less than commercial directory sites) and this amount goes towards the upkeep of the directory site (web hosting and web maintenance expenses).

 

 

 

Emergency Services Community App

 

 

One platform with a presence of multiple emergency responding services. Report an incident through the app or through twitter, with geo location through the map on our app.

 

You can report an incident (a motor vehicle accident, a fire etc.) on the app or through twitter hashtag and it will be immediately visible to all the different emergency and ambulance services on our site. Which will make the response time much quicker than reporting it on WhatsApp groups. We are also buy with the departments of disaster management South Africa to bring them on this platform.

 

 

Crime Alert App

 

Fighting crime – the crowd sourcing way. We want to harness the power of community in fighting crime. For this purpose, we have launched the first of its kind web app where incidents can be reported on a map or through twitter.

 

Once an incident is reported it will be seen by security companies and personnel in that area who can respond promptly. We are also working on enhancing our app so that the concerned security personnel will get alert notifications via SMS anytime an incident is reported in their area. This will make the response time much quicker than relying on WhatsApp groups.

 

 

Community Crowd-Sourcing App

 

Be a part of our citizen journalism project. Be the eyes and ears of South Africa.  Report incidents of interest or alarm on our map based app or through twitter.

 

If you feel that the mainstream media does not do justice to the real happenings of our country, be a citizen journalist yourself. Post things on our app directly through the app or through twitter hashtag, be it happy and funny or sad but true. Be a part of our citizen journalism project.

 

 

Project Dream Catcher

 

Because dreams don’t work unless you do. We provide interest free micro loans to people who want to make a difference in their lives or the lives of others.

 

John wants to buy a freezer for his corner shop, he thinks stocking cold drinks in his shop will help boost the sales. Peace is good at making things but don’t have money to buy supplies. Faith thinks she can make a living and support her family by making and selling bread but don’t have money for an oven. These are the kinds of scenarios where we can help. We provide interest free micro loans to people who can use that money in improving their lives and earn their livelihood. Contact for more information and to find out how you can help.

 

 

 

Fixit SA

 

Let’s share responsibility in fixing South Africa. Report service delivery issues on map through our app or through twitter hashtag #fixitsa.

 

Inspired by the #fixit campaign in Pakistan, we have brought the same campaign to South Africa. Just report any service delivery issue like blocked rain drains, missing manhole lids, pot holes, burst pipes etc. on our map based app and we will forward it to the concerned people, which helps in providing a faster turnaround period.

 

 

Grow Your Own

 

Growing your own food is like growing your own cash. We are passionate about small scale agriculture and grow your own culture.

 

We help people in setting up small back yard gardens, community gardens, school gardens etc. which not only provides them with fresh food for themselves but often enough surplus to share or giveaway or even sell. We have partnered with many companies who manufacture growing tunnels and we can usually provide growing tunnels at a very economic price. Plus, we have passionate individuals who like to devote their time in teaching others how to grow their own food.

 

Have a green thumb yourself? Want to teach your skills to others? Contact us!

 

 

Code Club

 

We want to give our future generation an opportunity to explore the 21st century literacy – computer programming- for free.

 

Code Club is a computer programming/coding club initiated by Helps SA as a gathering place for coding enthusiasts. Targeted towards kids of ages 7-15, this club offers them an opportunity to meet like-minded kids, learn by doing projects together, collaborate with each other on their projects, get help from mentors and meet new friends. We want the focus to be on self-learning through exploration and collaboration among kids. This is not a computer class but for the beginners we have many projects which we will teach them basics of programming.

 

 

Talk Anti-Drug

 

Creating awareness about the harms of drugs and substance abuse is the only way we can save our society. We do educational talks and programs to create this awareness.

 

We have an extensive listing of all the all the available drugs in the market, their effects and what parents need to watch out for. We also do educational programs time to time to create awareness in the younger generation and to help the parents/carers of those with substance abuse problems.

 

 

Nature Crowd Sourcing App

 

Be a citizen scientist and post sightings of birds, small mammals, reptiles, bugs and butterflies, endangered species and even trees on our app.

 

You can upload pictures of your sightings, tag the location on the map and add any interesting bits of information you may have directly on our app or through twitter hashtag #naturehelpsa. Over the time this data may help us in seeing patterns in the sightings of South African wildlife and help scientists and researchers learn more about their conservation. Be a part of our campaign and report all wild life sightings on our app.

 

 

Zoological Squad

 

We believe in conservation through education. For this purpose, we do programs to educate people about how to protect wild life especially the reptilian kind which invokes fear. We also do free reptile shows for under privileged kids in orphan houses etc. Contact us for more info.

 

 

Medical Equipment Rentals

 

We rent out medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen tanks, commodes, wheelchairs, crutches etc. for low cost or even free of charge depending on your affordability level.

 

Missing persons

 

Report any missing persons by filling in this form (click on the link). We will immediately notify search parties nationwide and will distribute a lookout to our network.

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