Gua Africa was founded by Emmanuel Jal, an ex-child soldier turned rap artist. Emmanuel works tirelessly with the United Nations, Amnesty International and Oxfam to campaign against the employment of child soldiers and the illegal trade of arms. Gua's mission is to work with individuals, families and communities to help them overcome the effects of war and poverty. In April 2008 they were granted full UK charity status. We'd built the original static website in 2007, and in 2013 the Gua team asked us to redevelop the website so they could update the site themselves as well as make the website more accessible to tablets.
Since 2007, Octopi have worked closely with the Gua Africa team, to maintain and develop the website, as well as providing hosting and support. In order to ensure the website works seamlessly on desktop, tablet & mobile devices, we developed a new website using responsive design. The site also uses Octopi's Content Management System which allows their team to update all aspects of the website themselves, so they can quickly respond to changes and keep their visitors informed of changes on the ground in South Sudan.
“ We have been working closely with Octopi Design for over 13 years now and they have become an integral part of our extended team. They have helped us produce emotive and effective flyers as well as managing our website content. In this role they have assisted our small organisation to reach a world-wide audience of donors, fundraisers and volunteers. Whenever any issues arise they are very quick to offer a solution perfectly fitted to our needs. We have recently worked on a new website with them and would have no hesitation to recommend them to any organisation, charitable or otherwise. ”