WordPress as empowerment

At this year’s WordCamp, we’ve got Nathaniel Wagner speaking for the first time. He’ll be sharing his story. Several people of the WordPress community in Cape Town gave time and energy to help out at GROW Leadership Academy. One of the attendees there was Nathaniel.

He was introduced to the free WordPress ecosystem that gave him accessible tools to voice his thoughts, and in the long run even start his own design business, Design Lunatics.

You can also get involved by mentoring, educating, introducing people in the Cape Town region to WordPress. By giving them the tools to flourish, they are given purpose in life.

So how can you get involved?

  • Assist Code4CT. They want to see young women empowered to leverage technology for social innovation, so that there is greater diversity in the African tech industry, and high school girls to have an enabling environment to imagine and create new technology that is relevant to a South African context.
  • Be a mentor at GROW. GROW’s objective is to equip young people in the Cape Flats with the necessary skills that will aid them into stepping into their career path.
  • Join do_action(). do_action is a charity hackathon to help local communities and charities to build their online presence. NGOs can already sign up for next year’s one.

How will you get involved? Do you know other organisations that could use our help?