GEORGE TOWN, Sept 7 -- Kiwanis Malaysia joins the digital revolution with the launch of the ‘Kiwanis 4.0’ digital platform at the Kiwanis Malaysia 19th District Convention here.
Its chairman Ivan Oh said with the digitisation programme, Kiwanis Malaysia will be the first in the world to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution, making membership experience as frictionless and enjoyable as possible.
“The site which took only one year to set up focuses on allowing clubs to do crowd funding through technology.
“With the new system we hope to encourage the public to donate, participate in community engagement under the Kiwanis umbrella and purchase Kiwanis merchandises,” he said when met after officiating the 19th District Convention at a leading hotel here last night.
He said the portal was developed not only to ease the collection of public funds to support operations at all centres throughout the country, but it was also a place for Kiwanis to spread awareness and provide information to the public about the organisation’s activities.
Ivan said the digitalisation programme was also an effort to refresh the brand and to bring in new blood especially the younger people.
According to him, Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. At the moment, Kiwanis Malaysia has a membership of 1,500 and 200,000 globally.
Kiwanis Malaysia secretary Datuk Steward LaBroy said with the new technology now, people could just click on the portal and donate straight via online banking.
He said youths understand technology better and micro donation is the way forward as it can reach thousands of people adding that prior to this Kiwanis emailed members to raise funds,
“Kiwanis is now working on a mobile application for charity giving to be launched in December, he added.