Jack Dorsey, the CEO of microblogging giant Twitter has announced that $15 million was donated to three NGOs in India. This is approximately Rs.110 Crores in Indian currency. Care, Aid India, and SEWA International are the three NGOs who have received this donation. Care gets $10 million where as Aid India and SEWA International USA received $2.5 million each.
Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, non-profit service organisation which runs on the motto “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah” — “May all be happy”. CARE is a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty. Twitter said the grant of USD 10 million will support CARE’s urgent action to help address the deadly second wave of COVID-19 infections devastating India. Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID partners with grassroots organisations in India on interconnected areas of education, health, agriculture, livelihoods, environment, and human rights, Twitter said.
“This grant will help under-resourced communities identify COVID symptoms, prevent spread, access care and treatment, benefit from medical equipment including oxygen, oximeters, thermometers, protective gear and vaccination, survive lockdowns, regain livelihoods and will strengthen hospitals and NGOs that serve rural and low-income communities,” Twitter added.