With regards to the soul of Christmas Day, a team of five students has dispatched an activity requesting that individuals give or support mobile phones for underprivileged students whose financially more critical. ‘Be somebody’s Santa Clause’ is an expansion of Venture Pahunch, an activity dispatched by five understudies from Mumbai, to give mobile phones to understudies of 10th and higher secondary students. Mobile Phones have been given to understudies from municipal schools and Mumbai’s govt schools other Govt schools in Pune, karjat, and other places.
Malaika Shivalkar said that “Christmas is the period of gifting our friends and family. With the assistance of social media, we are requesting many peoples to give mobile phones and be somebody’s Santa Clause to the understudy. So far we have given 210-215 mobile phones and contacted more than 1,000 understudies through the activity. In the course of recent months, we have understood that the quantity of understudies, who require a mobile phone to go to online classes, is far more prominent than the number of mobile phones we have dispersed”.
Malaika Shivalkar is seeking her UG law degree at National Law University, Jodhpur. She takes the charge of the activity alongside her brother and friends. The understudies utilized online social media to crowdsource mobile phones. “In the event that anyone needs to give an old gadget, we organize to get and drop. For the individuals who need to support another mobile phone, we request that the benefactor make the installment to our seller. The mobile phones are then conveyed each week,” said Shivalkar.
During the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown, schools and universities embraced an online class, for the security of understudies. Nonetheless, admittance to mobile phones and the internet, especially in zones around Mumbai, has been a worry.