Imibala Trust is a non-profit organization that invests in the children of the Somerset West area. They provide school uniforms and after school activities to a number of disadvantaged youths.
In order to fund these activities, other than via direct donations, the organization also runs a fine dining restaurant and gallery on the premises. The restaurant offers a number of cookery classes and events during the course of the year, while the gallery functions in tandem with its sister gallery in Graaff-Reinet featuring seasonal exhibitions from upcoming and established local artists. The Trust approached Pier2Pier to design and develop one portal to represent these very distinct entities in a cohesive manner, while adding useful functionalities such as online donations, a manual e-store for the gallery pieces and booking functionality for the restaurant. Our goal was to design and build a useful tool for them to use to not only to introduce their initiative but fund it. Today, in collaboration with the Imibala team we design and develop their monthly newsletter, keep their gallery portfolio up to date, as well as design digital and print collateral for use in and around the Trust.