Hewlett Foundation announces major kiwanja.net funding

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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation have today announced a major grant in support of kiwanja's ongoing activities. The grant, worth a total of $400,000 over two years, will see the ongoing support and development of FrontlineSMS, the creation of an MMS (multimedia messaging) version of the platform, FrontlineSMS outreach, the creation of a non-profit online text messaging aggregator, and the scaling of the nGOmobile competition

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[MobileActive] FrontlineSMS Update

Via the MobileActive mailing list, I received this interesting FrontlineSMS Update from Ken Banks. Well worth exploring for those grassroots organizations seeking to use mobile phones more effectively in their work. I am pleased to see there is now a Ning forum for the project for improved networking amongst people seeking to use the tool. I would love to hear from any Kabissa members using FrontlineSMS so we can share the benefits with the Kabissa community.

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