It's exciting to see one of our key milestones on the cusp of being reached.
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of the 12 Buckets App which, we are anticipating, will be available for download in the iTunes store toward the end of June 2015.
While this app will give regular news updates to all people who are following 12 Buckets, the beauty of the app will be in the way it enables donors to connect with the progress and achievements of a child they will be supporting. Now, this may raise understandable concerns about child safety, however let us allay any fears.
Children will be assigned a pseudonym and, for obvious reasons, donors won't receive any personal information about the child or images of the child - they will however receive real-time information about the actual achievements of the child they are supporting as well as general information on things like the child's school attendance.
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Why Is Sharing This Information So Important?
There are two reasons we think this general information should be shared with donors. First, it's encouraging for me, as a donor, to know what's actually taking place as a result of my support.
Second, it will afford donors the opportunity to send messages of encouragement back to the student - be that messages of congratulations or messages of encouragement when things may not be going so well.
How Is This Information Shared?
All of the messages, back and forth, will be directly monitored by the 12 Buckets School Liaisons at each of the schools and accessible to the staff of each school. In this way, we protect both the students and the donors.
What Difference Will The App Make?
We are excited about the way this app will help children who are participating in the 12 Buckets program to know that they are not alone.
We want them to know that there really are people in their local community who, even though they don't know them, are 100% behind them. We believe connections like this will be incredibly important as we seek to help children who need a little extra support in life and learning.
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