Mobile Monday Cape Town


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Presentation I am doing this evening at the Mobile Monday Cape Town launch.

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Mobile Monday Cape Town

  1. 1. Mobile Phones For Community Empowerment By Marlon Parker
  2. 5. 4.4 Billion Cellphones
  3. 9. Wellbeing Educate Empower Community
  4. 12. <ul><li>“ Demand for substance abuse counselling services has put treatment facilities under pressure as the waiting list for treatment increases” </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Research Council,2008 </li></ul>
  5. 13. Low Cost Portable Reach Advice Easy Access Anonymous
  6. 14. Mobile Counselling Debt Counseling HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Careers
  7. 15. Sample Chat #1 <ul><li>4:17 PM  @mxit : i need support </li></ul><ul><li>  me : how can i help </li></ul><ul><li>4:19 PM  @mxit : im using tik and desperately need help coz I have a 9 month old baby. </li></ul><ul><li>4:20 PM  me : well we are here to help </li></ul><ul><li>4:21 PM  @mxit : r u there </li></ul><ul><li>  me : yes </li></ul><ul><li>   how long hav u been using? </li></ul><ul><li>4:22 PM  @mxit : 6 years nd im only 18 nw </li></ul><ul><li>  me : well are you willing to come and see someone in person? </li></ul><ul><li>4:23 PM  @mxit : yes i am. where </li></ul><ul><li>  me : we are based in Bridgetown </li></ul><ul><li>   66 Tarentaal Rd </li></ul><ul><li>4:26 PM u free during the day? </li></ul><ul><li>@mxit :yes i did nd thanx i'll come in next week. </li></ul>
  8. 16. Sample Chat #2 3:41 PM @mxit: i've got this friend of mine i don't know whats wrong with her she tried commiting suicide a couple of times and she smokes weed how can i help her? 3:46 3:42 PM  me : hw old is she? how old is your friend 3:45 PM @mxit: She's 14 PM   me : do her parents knw dat she tryd 2 commit suicide? 3:47 PM I c.Do you know why your friend wants to commit suicide?    that is young so does her parents know she is smoking 3:50 PM  @mxit : Ja her parents know they caught her smoking it so she tried 2 commit suicide and i want to help her but i don't know how 3:52 PM  me : Does she mix with friends who smoke? 3:53 PM  @mxit :Ja we are 6 in the group 4 of them are smokers its just me and my sister who dont smoke 3:54 PM  me : Wil she spk 2 sum1 in person if she cn get help? 3:53 PM  @mxit :Ja she wants hlp and I dnt know what 2 do 3:55 PM me: which area do u live? 3:56 PM    @mxit: In pta 3:56 PM me: we will gt sum1 in pta 2 help. Can u wait online 4 da numbers?   3:58 PM @mxit: k
  9. 17. Drug Counselling <ul><li># of Subscribers: +1 0,000 </li></ul><ul><li># of Messages/Interactions: +1,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li># of LIVE Conversations : 50,685 </li></ul><ul><li>Average # of conversations: 245 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum # of conversations: 473 </li></ul>
  10. 18. Digital Divide?
  11. 19. S enior M obile S ession SMS Address Book Mobile Web Airtime Please Call Me Chat Speak Calls Media
  12. 21. Angel & Red 24 Hour Service Easy Access Advice Buddy List Help at your Fingertips
  13. 22. Wellbeing Educate Empower Community
  14. 23. Leap of faith
  15. 24. “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
  16. 25. Thank You [email_address] Marlon Parker @marlonparker marlonct +2721 469 1138 +2721 637 4037 +2776 403 4920