Why this app?

Bonga App is for EVERYONE.
It's fast, easy to use and private.
It was originally designed for university students to protect against physical and sexual violence. We believe that it's also handy for teenagers, parents, friends and any community seeking to foster healthy relationships and safety.

Introducing the BONGA App

Bonga is a mobile app that encourages social networking of its users by connecting them with their closest friends in order to assist them in various situations. With the BONGA app, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent a violent attack before it happens. The app makes it quick and easy to reach your closest friends that you choose.
The app is designed for safety. Fast to use and private.
It's the mobile way to look out for each other. A simple tool to prevent violence before it happens.

Information

Get information on how protect yourself or what to do in case of a violent attack.

Private

Send messages directly to your safety circle. No third party involved.

Secure

The messages are sent discreetly and cannot be traced back to your inbox.

Fast

Notify all the members in your safety circle with one touch of a button

Cost-Effective

No hidden charges. Normal carrier data & SMS rates apply

Intuitive

Easy to use, with clear step by step instructions. Well designed UI.

Using the App

Thank you for showing interest in this application. We put in a lot of work to ensure that it is easy to use for everyone. It uses the power of social networking, via SMS, to help prevent acts of violence, either physical or sexual before they happen. In order for it to work efficiently, the user must have a working SMS plan or some airtime in their phone.
With the app, one can be able to:

  • Send out a please call me message to their safety circle
  • Send a chat request to their safety circle
  • Send a please fetch me message with their location
  • Access free information on reproductive health
  • Call GBV hotline from the app

Creating your safety circle

The safety circle consists of the people that you trust and can be able to confide in. Friends in time of need. Whenever you add a person to your circle, they will be instantly notified via SMS.
To add a person to the circle, follow the steps below:

  • Open the menu by clicking the icon on the top left corner
  • Select the "My Safety Circle" option
  • Add a person by clicking on the button on the bottom right corner
  • Notification message is automatically sent to the person

Sending Messages

Using the app is quite easy. The home/ main screen provides you with a list of options that you could choose from.

  • Click on the call button to send a please call me message to your circle.
  • Click on the chat button to send a chat request to your safety circle.
  • Click on the location button to send a please fetch me with your location. (GPS needs to be enabled)
  • Click on the information button to get information on sexual and reproductive health and tips.

More...

When you click on the bottom right icon in the main screen, more icons pop up giving you more options.

  • Call the GBV hotline using the call button
  • Inform your circle that you have gotten help and you are now okay
  • Share the app with your friends using the share button
  • Write to us using the contact button. We'd appreciate your feedback.

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