By the end of 2020, over 6 million children in India were reported to be out of school due to the impact of COVID-19. The pandemic has had the worst possible consequences on children, devoiding them of the most essential elements of their childhood- education, medical care, holistic care and development.
Sunfeast India Move As One will help children out of distress situations that they are subject to during the pandemic by focusing on:
GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, we are the largest and the most trusted giving platform in India today. We enable individuals and organizations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing and philanthropy consulting. Our community of 2 million+ donors and 250+ partners have supported 2,000+ verified nonprofits, serving 15 million+ people across the country.
“We are proud to continue our association with Procam International as they launch Sunfeast India Move As One (SIMAO), the second edition of the first-of-its-kind virtual fitness event. After the country has faced the deadly devastation of COVID’s second wave, what has emerged as a need of the hour is the plight of our children. Many have lost both or a single parent to COVID, those already on the streets or belonging to low-income families have been fighting hunger and malnutrition. This year, SIMAO aims to pave a brighter tomorrow for India’s children. We are humbled to be in this fight together, through the second and more inclusive edition of SIMAO”- Atul Satija, Founder 2.0 and CEO, GiveIndia.
In partnership with verified NGO partners that work closely with these communities, GiveIndia will check proposals from each partner stating the number of beneficiaries, locations, proposed utilisation of donated amounts, etc and verify their authenticity. By the end of the campaign, GiveIndia shall start receiving impact updates from partner NGOs, adhering to GiveIndia’s reporting requirements.
All donations and funds raised at SIMAO, will be through the GiveIndia platform. Below is the information on how individuals and companies can get involved in SIMAO and make charitable contributions towards the cause of children.
To enroll for Sunfeast India Move As One, an individual is first required to complete the registration process on the SIMAO website:
Given the various lockdown norms globally, social distancing, resulting in financial, mental, and physical stress. Being confined at homes gives limited scope to focus on physical and mental health. And with most working from home, the opportunities to unify a company, besides business goals, is limited. Corporates can engage with their employees and encourage them to run/walk/exercise for a cause - encouraging Virtual Volunteering, thereby fulfilling the Corporate’s HR and CSR objectives.