MARCH 08, 2021

TECH4DEV ANNOUNCES THE GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF GLIFIC – THE OPEN-SOURCE, WHATSAPP BASED COMMUNICATION PLATFORM

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Tehri, India – March 7, 2021: Tech4Dev announces the general release of the Glific two-way communication platform for NGOs. Glific is currently being used by about 20 organisations to uplift the lives of thousands of their beneficiaries.

Now complete with a range of features that allow automated chatbot-like conversation with a mix of manual interventions where required, NGOs can interact with thousands of beneficiaries on a weekly or daily basis. With the release of v1.0 Glific has taken a shape that’s better than ever for NGOs to run their program. A 4-minute product video showcasing the most important features of Glific can be viewed here. Glific is available for download at https://github.com/glific and as a managed service through Tides

Glific has paved a path for organisations to adopt it as a solution and be prepared for moments of crisis such as presented by COVID-19 where digital mediums of connecting with the community has proved crucial to protecting and safeguarding the population at large. 

Quoting one of the NGOs “We have been using flows to share activity content with the students and can leverage the power of two-way communication for online self-learning of students. We want to co-develop an open-source platform on Glific to collate the data and implement gamification in our communication” – Prashant from The Apprentice Project.

The TAP team found the application intuitive, easy to use and hence were able to adopt and run with it within the first two weeks of onboarding. Their communication program has reached about 40K messages with over 700 users. This is only expected to go upwards in the coming times.

Similarly, Slam Out Loud, an NGO that works towards building creative confidence among students, is sending art based activities to their user base using Glific.

Dost Education has been piloting and moving fairly quickly towards including Glific as a part of their communication ecosystem with a user base of ~60,000 families. 

“By building a community and an ecosystem with these NGOs & software partners, we empower the sector to be strong and independent while supporting each other in various aspects”, proclaimed Abhishek Sharma, Glific Program Manager.  

ABOUT PROJECT TECH4DEV
Project Tech4Dev is an initiative of Chintu Gudiya Foundation targeted to digital capacity building in NGOs and to help NGOs move into the digital domain. Tech4Dev can be reached at tech4dev@chintugudiya.org. Glific team can be contacted at glific@chintugudiya.org

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