Talawa was created to help community based organizations collaborate with their membership. These organizations would include religious groups, non-profit charities, social groups and in limited cases, businesses.
Though software applications exist for these types of organizations (eg. Breeze ChMS, The Realm) they assume their memberships are fully literate and have access to email. We wanted to create a system that would work for countries with similar technology and education challenges as Jamaica.
Talawa has three main components. A mobile application with social media features, a web based portal to be used by the organization’s administrative team, and finally an API providing access to data and features.
The Palisadoes Foundation wants to eventually host Talawa as a cloud service to help finance its education outreach.
Talawa’s desired main features for 2021 are:
- User news feed
- Event calendars with lightweight project management
- Group chats
- Member notifications
- Donation acceptance
- Service provider level multi-organization capability
- Plugin support for administration services such as billing