Excited to announce another partnership in the forgood stable. This one is particularly interesting as it has real ramifications in bring the tools of "social citizenship" within the grasp of a bigger section of society.
Most important part of this story? The clever folks at Project Isizwe have zero-rated usage of the forgood platform for anyone connected to the Tshwane Free Wifi Project - which means it won't affect each user's daily 250mb browsing cap.
The news below... Welcome to the forgood family, Tshwane!
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Tshwane forgood is an online platform that connects citizens who want to volunteer time or donate goods with registered and vetted non-profit organisations. It makes finding ways to give back quick, easy, fun and free – all users connected to Tshwane’s free wifi can browse and use the forgood platform without their daily browser limit being affected – in other words, they have zero rated access to do good on the forgood platform (www.forgood.co.za).
By encouraging its citizens to support those in need the City of Tshwane aims to create a more tolerant and inclusive society. Citizens that would like to volunteer or donate time to a good cause can find out more following the links on the Tshwane Free WiFi content portal, www.tobetsa.com.
Municipalities are increasingly playing a powerful role in the Internet connectivity access space. Tshwane forgood creates a perfect opportunity to bridge the economic gap between the haves and the have not.
“Tshwane ForGood is another example of how the City of Tshwane is using technology to improve the lives of residents,” says Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane.