The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is set to launch a new mobile app which will among other things help the organization streamline membership and volunteer enrollment worldwide.
The KRCS mobile, called THE PULSE, will link users both with the organization and with other app users from around the world.
(TOP: ICT CS Joe Mucheru – with mobile phone – tries out the KRCS app during the launch on April 6 in Nairobi).
The mobile app, available in both Android and iOS platform, will also enable the KRCS to facilitate emergency management locally and globally; improve communications within and across national societies; increase member and volunteer engagement and build communities of members and volunteers and most importantly, provide real-time lifesaving information or assistance during an emergency or crisis.
“Additionally the application is set apart as it is currently the most advanced humanitarian aid app. It is a more holistic app as all other available options can only perform one function whereas this app executes a number of vital functions offering powerful capabilities for the KRCS to expand its reach and engage its beneficiaries and further increase its resilience in country,” stated KRCS in an invite.
Through the app, a user you can also receive emergency alerts, call an ambulance (Emergency medical services – Eplus- Ambulance), get instant information and news about KRCS, its activities, as well as comment and send feedback, apply for membership to the KRCS, be informed about specific projects carried out by KRCS, buy KRCS merchandise and book a room at any of the Boma Hotels in Kenya.
KRCS works closely with the government in providing support on natural disaster management for areas affected by droughts, floods, and other emergencies. The organization further contributes to the improvement of health and the prevention of disease. KRCS organizes, within the scope of the national plan, emergency relief services for the victims of disasters and also educates the population on how to prepare for, and respond to, disasters.
The KRCS mobile application was developed and is powered by Connectik Technologies with funds provided by Willful Capital with the support of IFRC.