Recognizing the indispensable need for finger-tip pulse oximeters amid the second wave of coronavirus, two grade 10 students of Greenwood High International School, Sneha Raghavan and Shloka Ashok, undertook an initiative to provide 200 oximeters to the underprivileged families and people. In a matter of just 24hrs, these students were able to raise an amount of Rs. 2 Lakhs and are now working towards distributing the oximeters procured from the funds to an NGO Sampark, a Bengaluru-based organization, which works with some of the most vulnerable groups and will distribute these oximeters to people residing in slums in Bengaluru and among rural women in villages across Koppal, a city in North Karnataka.
With the second wave of Covid-19 threatening Indian lives and livelihoods much more than ever before, many underprivileged people are unable to get access to the life-saving drugs and essentials. Acknowledging the issue, a passionate social worker approached the students with the idea and both of them jumped at the chance to get involved in the project. The students reached out to various oximeter manufacturers to settle out the most economical deal. Later they designed posters and created a fundraiser page on the GiveIndia website that endorsed the project and helped them with the financial aspect.