The project was to develop a platform to list organizations working for homeless people and a platform to spread awareness among the general public about the work these organizations are doing for a better community and make it accessible for citizens to contribute in terms of donations and ideas.
Need for the project
Homelessness is a mark of failure for communities in providing basic security. Based on national reports, it’s estimated that no less than 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless. However, about 1.6 billion, more than 20 percent of the world’s population, may lack adequate housing.
Such statistics come with a caveat. Obtaining accurate numbers is difficult, mostly due to wild variations in definitions around the globe. Also, measuring homelessness is costly: Cities may under-count due to embarrassment while individuals avoid officials due to shame and fear of harassment.
However, the continuation of homelessness, especially among the wealthy countries, reflects denial and the lack of political will to address poverty and many other issues. Homeless men, women, and children will likely remain an accepted feature of modern urban life for the foreseeable future.
Today there are a number of organizations working for the betterment of these homeless people, so there is a must to publicize about their efforts and encourage people to contribute with them.
- Immediate generation of a whole new website for each organization.
- A page for the administrator of the organization to keep a check on donations, events, news, and contacts.
We developed a Django based web application to list out all the organizations working towards the above-mentioned cause. We also made a page for the admin of every organization to keep a check over donations done by people, list of contributors, events list, news list, contact list, and options to add/remove events and news.
Our website successfully generated a separate page for each organization based on the content provided by the administrator of that organization. The website also lists news from all the organizations along with events conducted by each one of them.