A recent computer engineering graduate from Mumbai, Abhishek intends to solve the problem of Urban Poverty by using technology as a tool. He is the co-founder of Urban Donate (www.urbandonate.org.in
), a web portal for donating new/still-usable items to the orphanages of Mumbai. Urban Donate has successfully catered to 153 donation requests till date, carrying out donation of close to 4000 items thereby impacting 1500 orphans of Mumbai.
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to visit the website.
Owing to the impact Abhishek has made using this project of his, he has been selected for the most prestigious MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp scheduled for February 10-16, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.
However, this comes at a cost.
- Tuition Fee: $6000
- Air-fare: $1200 in Economy Class
- 1-week accommodation: $800
If you ever felt sympathy for any beggar begging on the streets of your country, help me in my journey towards this MIT bootcamp. This bootcamp would help me with the necessary entrepreneurial skills to succeed in my social venture of eradicating poverty using technology.
India currently has 1.77 million street-dwellers. For every 1$ that you donate today, I would feed 3 street-dwellers with a 3 course meal.
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