nGOmobile initiative highlights the benefits of mobile technology in the developing world
SMS TEXT MESSAGING AID FOR NGOs
Cambridge, UK Monday 17th September, 2007:
Mobile technology organisation kiwanja.net has launched its latest non-profit mobile initiative - nGOmobile, a competition to help grassroots NGOs take advantage of text messaging.
The explosive entry of mobile technology into the developing world has opened up a raft of opportunities for the non-profit sector.
Text messaging has proved itself to be remarkably versatile, helping remind patients to take their medicine, providing market prices to farmers and fishermen, distributing health information, allowing the reporting of human rights abuses and promoting increased citizen participation in government.