New Delhi: At a time when the government machinery is stretched to ensure that the supply of essential commodities continues uninterrupted during the coronavirus lockdown, two civil society organisations have come together to launch a platform that connects help-seekers and help-givers. A live demonstration of the platform, titled – ‘I Can: India Co-Win Action Network’, was held by BJP vice president and MP Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, also the vice-chairman of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP).
“On the wake of this unprecedented pandemic, we are facing unimaginable destabilisation and several new issues of relief and rehabilitation have cropped up. Many conscientious people are either willingly coming forward to have an intense desire to extend all possible help to the needy. However, connecting the help giver with a help seeker without any hassles and in a short span of time is a big issue and this platform, rightly named as ‘I-Can: India Co-Win Action Network’ would overcome this issue,” said Sahasrabuddhe.
According to Sahasrabuddhe, over 376 volunteers from 20 states have already registered on the website in the last three days since the launch of the platform. “We have collected 157 challenges and close to 2700 people have already benefitted through this platform,” he further added.
Elaborating upon the role of the website- http://cowinactionnetwork.in, Dr Amit Tuteja, founder, Connecting Dreams Foundation explained how volunteers can register on the website and ensure that resources reach seekers.
According to the developers, the platform uses Google maps to connect help seekers, resources and warriors and collectively resolves the issues.