PayFast has been a long time supporter of the WordPress community in Cape Town. This incredible network of developers, designers and website builders believe that WordPress is the perfect platform for any organisation to use to build their online presence effectively.
For the last three years, the community has hosted the do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon where they spend a full day building brand new websites for a selection of local charities and NGOs. This year for the fourth annual do_action Cape Town event, 10 completely new charities stand the chance to take part and end the day off with a brand new website and online presence.
Apply to be one of the 10 NGOs at this event by filling out this application form on or before 30 April 2017: https://doaction.org/event/cape-town-2017/.
The only requirements for applying are that you are based in Cape Town, your organisation is a registered NGO, and you are in need of a new or updated online presence.
If you are selected as one of the 10 organisations, a representative from the community will sit down with you to plan your website. Then, on the day of the hackathon, a team of volunteers will diligently build your website for you in a fun and dedicated environment.
The hackathon will be held at Workshop 17 in the V&A Waterfront on Saturday, 15 July 2017. On the day you will receive training on how to use and manage your website, so at least one of your team members is required to be there for the full day to receive that training and to work with the volunteers who will be building your new website.
To find out more about previous do_action hackathons you can have a look at the page and video here
As an example of what you will be receiving, here are some of the websites built at previous events:
- Ikamva Labantwana Bethu
- The Cart Horse Protection Association
- The Carpenter’s Shop
- The Zoe Project
- The Green Connection
- Hands of Honour
- The Academy for Adults with Autism
So if you’re interested then fill out the application form and we’ll select the 10 recipients within two weeks of the 30 April cut-off date. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take your NGO to the next level.