Robin Hood Army (RHA), a zero-fund voluntary organisation has teamed up with WhatsApp, Uber and Google to bring together volunteers to help vaccinate 1.5 million Indians and distribute 5 million meals to pandemic-affected people in India by 15 August.
Robin Hood Army is pleased that its expanded partnership with Uber has enabled it to help seniors get vaccinated, which will help us eliminate barriers to access to vaccines and play a critical role in the communities in which we operate. Uber, Google and WhatsApp support the initiative.
The pandemic has devastating consequences for families and growing inequalities in our communities.
The initiative, called #Mission28States and launched in collaboration with WhatsApp, Uber and Google, aims to vaccine 15 lakh Indians and distribute five million meals to marginalized groups such as homeless families, rural residents and transgender people.
This is a national effort of the 28-state Robin Hood Army (RHA), a volunteer organization whose volunteers bring together a civil society with the support of three leading technology companies to address two key challenges facing India today – feeding the hungry and ensuring that every Indian is vaccinated against the potential of a deadly third wave.
Its co-founder Neel Ghose urged the government to speed up the process of bringing vaccination campaigns to people’s homes. The government had previously stated that door-to-door vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 were not possible due to the risk of contamination and waste.