As a result of the successful deployment of the Red Cross app in Kenya, the app is set for rollout in another African country.

South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) said it has launched its mobile app. According to the society, its app was created and developed in partnership with Connectik – the firm that developed a Red Cross app for Kenya in April. The success of the Kenyan app motivated the SARCS to introduce it in South Africa.

According to the SARCS, it aims to render services to prevent and alleviate human suffering while fostering human dignity in all communities. The app will help its processes run smoothly and provide access to more people.

Users of the app can see where local projects are happening that they can volunteer for, get emergency alerts during national and local crises, make donations, register for training courses and events, and see blood donor locations, among other things.

This move is in line with the organisation’s major stepping-stone as it seeks to digitise and improve services.

SARCS hopes the app will provide the organisation with resource mobilisation opportunities to increase its membership, volunteer base and programme delivery, as well as tools to improve community engagement.

“After witnessing the success of various partners using apps developed with Connectik, we are excited to own today an app that will be pivotal to our ability to provide life-changing services to people all over South Africa,” says Derick Naidoo, CEO of SARCS.