A new app enables sharing resources and coordinating events in Jordan easier by linking donors and volunteers in society.
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We have already seen how technology can be harnessed to help facilitate charitable and environmental efforts. For example, the recycling organization which helps businesses rehome unwanted goods, donating money to charity in addition to helping businesses be more economical. Another example in which technology has been used to raise awareness is through the charity chatbot, which teaches users about women’s daily journey to find water in Ethiopia. JoodLife is a start-up which aims to make the most of technology and take advantage of it in order to help voluntary efforts in Jordan.
The application works as a social platform to connect volunteers and donors in order to facilitate charity work. Donors can register their donations via the app, and then all the available grants are displayed. The grants can be searched for on the app, and users can specify the area they wish to search. The donor and the volunteer can then agree a mechanism by which they wish to transfer the grant. At which point the available grant will no longer be shown on the app search. The app aims to serve as a link between donors and volunteers to save both parties time and effort. This makes it much easier to make monetary and material donations. The social aspect of the app also increases solidarity between charity workers and makes it much simpler to distribute roles in the most efficient way.
It will be interesting to see how this app affects voluntary work in Jordan, and how it will affect the local area. Perhaps we will see similar applications in other areas, helping volunteers to work in the most effective way. How else could technology facilitate humanitarian efforts?