First Web foundation - Digital literacy / Non-cash Grants / Matching

About Us.

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In spite of the evidence of the impact and role that the Internet and mobile technologies play in promoting and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) globally, many small and under-resourced nonprofit organizations (CSOs, NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, etc.) especially in Africa continue to face mammoth challenges in affectively leveraging on the power and opportunities the new internet and mobile-based technologies bring, which keep on changing all the time

Currently, there are not many such specialised charitable initiatives, especially in Africa, established to support other nonprofits to achieve their respective goals through raising awareness (literacy) about these online and mobile technologies.

We, therefore, seek to support and promote digital initiatives, particularly online and mobile, that seek to increase the work and impact of non-profit organizations in both rural and urban communities in Africa, particularly in sub-Sahara Africa.

What is the current situation in terms of challenges that small and under-resourced community-based nonprofit organizations face? And why does First Web Foundation exist? What inspires our work in this area? Learn more here.

Promote Our Work

If you support or like what we do, you can help to promote our work in many ways. You can, for example, share our URL on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media in order to get more small and under-resourced organizations to hear about us and sign up to our unique program. You can write about us on your Blog, on your website. You can recommend us to other potential partners, collaborators, funders, etc, with similar mission. your can request to add our logo or URL in your website, if your work resonates with ours (and we'll do the same reciprocally, if we agree).

Become Our Volunteer

Through our Matching Program, you can join us by donating your time and skills in WordPress to help a small community-based and under-resourced nonprofit organization(s) to double their impact in their communities by collaboratively building a website that connects them with both the global community and, of course, with their own community. The focus of this partnership between the volunteer and the beneficiary organization may extend beyond just the website to include social media campaigns, blogs, crowdfunding, mobile apps, or any other additional support the volunteer may be willing to offer!

Sponsor a Site

With sponsorship of just one site, you can help a small community-based and under-resourced nonprofit organization to double their impact in their communities by helping to market their work to international donors / funders, collaborators, researchers, supporters... and, of course, connect with their own community members. The showcased work/activities on the sponsored site can also help other small organizations elsewhere to learn and benchmark their own work; hence triggering positive ripple effects in people's livelihoods in various other communities globally.

Share Good Practice

To promote and sustain digital literacy and and the use of information technology for greater interaction among women, children/youth and the elderly, especially in Africa, we seek to recognize and showcase similar work done by other stakeholders. We'll include such work on our Resources page. Those with unique and outstanding community impact may be given awards as a recognition of achievement for the work that is relevant to the aims and objectives of the First Web Foundation. Share your good practice so that we can document and promote. Who know, your good practice could even win an award!

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