India | Asia
Upon the Covid-19 outbreak, across India persons in need reached out for help and those willing to volunteer spoke up, but these efforts were not coordinated or efficient. Therefore, Siddharth Jain built COVIDSOS.ORG to help connect these groups. The site now helps connect senior citizens and specially-abled people with volunteers from their neighbourhoods for essential chores, such as delivering groceries and medicines. The platform is completely free of charge and operates via a mapping geospatial technology to automatically connect distressed individuals to citizen volunteers. Since March 2020, a team of 45 young change-makers have joined to help grow the initiative and have on-boarded thousands of citizen volunteers to complete over 5000 requests.