On June 27 Jaco Louw from FARR had the opportunity to attend an ECD “Hackathon” hosted by the Bertha Centre, together with its partners: Innovation Edge, the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University, GovHack, Ogilvy and Silicon Cape will be hosting the hackathon. FARR was one of Seven Cape Town based ECD organisations who brought their key challenges to the table to see how technology could be used to help overcome these.
It was a great experience being in a room with so many creative people. The energy was infectious and everyone was eager to tackle the challenges set before them. FARR led a team looking at the early identification of developmental delays and some interesting ideas were tabled. The team who were awarded the main prize of the day came up with a wonderful idea to help parents identify safe and well run crèches in their area. We have not forgotten about our ideas to bring technology into our work however, so expect great things to happen.