FB Live Video Of Ambulance With Baby Goes Viral, People Volunteer To Keep Traffic Clear For 600 Km

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A Kerala-based NGO is perhaps setting the example of the best use of Facebook live videos. Child Protect Team is live-streaming the journey of an ambulance carrying a 15-day-old infant who requires urgent heart surgery, requesting people to keep the road clear of traffic. Many citizens, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has posted the message on his Facebook page urging the public to show cooperation.

15 ദിവസം മാത്രം പ്രായമുള്ള പിഞ്ചു കുഞ്ഞിനെ ഹൃദയ ശസ്ത്രക്രിയക്കായി മംഗലാപുരത്തുനിന്ന് തിരുവനന്തപുരം ശ്രീചിത്ര…

Pinarayi Vijayan ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 16, 2019

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Ambulance with the license plate number KL 60 J 7739

The ambulance with the license plate number KL 60 J 7739, is travelling from Mangaluru to Thiruvananthapuram, traversing a distance of 600 kilometres across 12 districts. The vehicle, carrying the child of Kasargode couple Saniya and Mitha, started at 11 AM on Tuesday from a Mangaluru hospital where the baby was undergoing treatment. Further treatment would be carried out for free at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram.

Child Protect Team MISSION MANGALORE To THRIVANDRUM

Posted by Child Protect Team Kerala on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

12 districts in 12 hours

The journey from Mangaluru to Thiruvananthapuram takes around 15 hours, which the ambulance operatives are planning to cover in 12 hours to ensure the child’s safety. “At night the journey can be covered in 10 hours, but at daytime, the traffic is more. Still, the Facebook live video has gone so viral that people from all these 12 districts are coming forward to volunteer and keep the roads free of traffic jam,” shares C K Nazar, the founder and national coordinator of Child Protect Team, talking to Efforts For Good. Committee members of the NGO are constantly coordinating with the traffic police and government authorities to ensure smoother transport for the ambulance. The child’s family, as well as the NGO, has received the promise of assistance from Kerala State Government.

#കൊല്ലം #മുതൽ* ലിങ്ക്?? *CPT MISSION MANGALLORE TO TRIVANDRUM* നന്മ*പ്രിയ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളെ ഇന്ന് 16 – 04 -19 രാവിലെ 11…

Child Protect Team Kerala ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 16, 2019

“The ambulance will reach Ernakulam by 5 PM today and would probably reach the destination around 9 PM. The child is being provided with all kinds of emergency medical facilities, including ventilation and constant supervision, inside the ambulance,” informs Nazar.

The child, who needs a heart valve surgery, could not be risked to be airlifted due to breathing troubles and pressure variation. The ambulance started as soon as the doctors at the Mangaluru hospital permitted the transfer.

About Child Protect Team

Child Protect Team has its branches in over 14 cities across India, where they provide emergency transport and ambulance facilities for critically ill children. They also have their presence in UAE and other Gulf countries of the Middle-East.

“We have transferred more than 300 children within Kerala. This is the first time we are doing a Facebook Live video. Previously, we would share constant updates on WhatsApp and Facebook, urging people to spread the word. Thanks to the extensive media coverage this time, we are getting unprecedented cooperation from all levels,” shares Nazar. The video is being viewed by over 3 lakh individuals.

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‘Happy Fridge’: The Key To Bridge Food Wastage And Hunger Problem In India

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Rahul Khera and Gautam Jindal, volunteers (aka hunger heroes) at Feeding India, were among the many Delhi NCR residents accustomed to seeing hungry children pick up half-eaten burgers or stale sandwiches from the dustbin and savour those with the brightest smiles. Like many others, they also had the will to promote equitable food distribution but was perplexed about the approach, until they learnt about the community fridge initiative which has gained unprecedented success in Saudi Arabia and few other European countries. Meanwhile, community fridges were already being installed outside restaurants or in public places in a handful of cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Coimbatore and Kochi.

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Needless to mention, with a shocking 103rd rank in the Global Hunger Index and a food wastage estimate of around Rs 58,000 crore – India was perhaps the best country to implement such an initiative. With Gautam’s help, an enthusiastic Rahul invested his own savings to install a ‘Happy Fridge’ outside his residence at Sun City, Sector 54 in Gurgaon. Set up in 2017 by these Feeding India volunteers, the fridge in Gurgaon has inspired the NGO to scale up the project across India.

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‘Happy Fridge’ fostered many smiles

It didn’t take long for the local residents to learn about this laudable endeavour. They welcomed it, as wastage of excess food was a recurring problem in almost every household. “Intimating the localities was no mammoth task, thanks to social media. However, it was difficult to spread the word among those who actually needed the food,” shares Rahul, who went from auto stands to slums, inviting rickshaw pullers, ragpickers or roadside vendors to avail the community fridge any time they feel hungry. “The security guards of our residential complex played a huge role in explaining how the fridge works to the beneficiaries,” he adds.

The operational and maintenance costs of the ‘ happy fridge ‘ are being maintained diligently by the community members.

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“I remember one young man who had arrived from a village looking for some menial day job. Somehow he had run out of his paltry savings and had no money to buy one decent meal a day. For about a month, our happy fridge was his solace, till he earned his first salary from a housekeeping job,” shares a jubilant Rahul.

In another incident, a truck driver returning in the wee hours of midnight was starving after a whole day’s hard work. He had run out of cooking fuel at his home, so our fridge was at his rescue.

“The residents keep all sorts of palatable dishes in the happy fridge, ranging from dry snacks, fruits to cooked meals. Sometimes, they even keep raw vegetables, to ensure not a single bit of good food ends up in their trash while other people go hungry to bed,” reveals Rahul.

On an average, each happy fridge supplies around 10-15 meals in a day. The gratitude and pure smiles of the hungry souls after a fulfilling meal are more than enough to continue to motivate Rahul and his neighbours. In fact, inspired by him, many other communities in the Delhi-NCR region set up community fridges in their areas.

Feeding India will set up 500 Happy Fridges

Since the past few years, Feeding India has been a prominent organisation working in the forefront to solve the hunger problem in India. Primarily, they were involved in redistributing leftover food from weddings and parties among the underprivileged people in different cities of India. Their volunteers, better known as “Hunger Heroes of India”, worked actively to bridge the gap between food wastage and food crisis.

“We used to get a lot of calls from individual households to collect their excess food. However, unfortunately, we lacked the manpower and planning to launch our programme on a door to door basis. We were desperately looking for an alternative when we learnt about the community fridges,” shares Srishti Jain, co-founder of Feeding India.

After interacting with Rahul Khera and other campaigners of community fridges, Feeding India decided to amplify this extraordinary project throughout the length and breadth of India. Presently, they have launched the #FightFoodWaste campaign to install 500 community fridges – nicknamed ‘ Happy Fridge ’. So any passer-by – be it a kid going to school without a lunchbox, or a labourer returning home late at night with no promise of a dinner – can now grab a pack of biscuits or a bowl of ‘dal-chawal’ (rice & lentil soup) to satiate their hunger. Click here to contribute for ‘ Happy Fridge ‘ and ensure India never sleeps hungry again.

Feeding India also urges everyone to make a promise to stop wasting food and instead consider donating it to those in need.

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