DonateWC Successfully Sponsors its First Applicant to WordCamp Cape Town

DonateWC has selected and successfully sponsored its first applicant to WordCamp Cape Town. The recipient has chosen to remain anonymous although they are a speaker at the event.

Funds left over from the initial crowdfunding campaign and from the general donation pool were used to cover expenses. The total cost of sponsorship is €669.24 with €197.37 coming from donations.

In addition to sponsoring recipients, DonateWC is also publishing stories submitted by contributors on the benefits and impacts WordCamps have. Arvind Singh published the first story on DonateWC where he explains how his experience at WordCamp Udaipur translated into WordPress meetups in Delhi, India and eventually, the first WordCamp Delhi.

There’s no word yet on who will be the next recipient of a DonateWC sponsorship but the initiative still needs your help. If you believe in the cause, please consider making a donation. The funds will be used to help others who are less fortunate attend WordCamps.


4 responses to “DonateWC Successfully Sponsors its First Applicant to WordCamp Cape Town”

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this initiative has taken off! It’s a testament to the generosity of the WordPress Community and how we support each other. The WordPress Community is the best!

  2. What a great idea. I like the requirement to be a volunteer or speaker. “This ensures that the sponsorship is valuable for both the recipient and the community as a whole.” Good thinking.

    Congrats to the person who’s going. Enjoy. :)

  3. Really great to hear that the first sponsored applicant is coming to WordCamp Cape Town; awesome initiative, thank you for making DonateWC. :-)


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