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India’s First Children News Service’s Grand Launch in Mumbai

15 Nov

Jackky Bhagnani with Scrappy News service anchors and ReportersDelhi based NGO ‘Going To School’ under the platform of ‘Scrappy Kids’ launched India’s first children News Service called the Scrappy News Service on November 14th. The Scrappy News Service was launched on social video platform YouTube. Its grand launch in Mumbai had many noted guests and celebrities attend the event.

The launch witnessed the presence of actor/ producer Dia Mirza and actor/producer Jackky Bhagnani who were seen interacting with the kids from the Scrappy News Service at the launch.

The Scrappy newsrooms built completely out of scrap cater to the Children’s Scrappy News Service, a makeshift news service and news-talk-game show run by kids for kids, taking on India’s biggest problems and solving them with design-thinking and scrappy skills. Among the newsrooms set up in Mumbai, Bengaluru and across 14 places in Bihar, a list of innovative and interesting activities was planned for the newsrooms in Mumbai.

Says 10-year-old child anchor Dheeraj, “We want to make sure adults sit up and take note of the issues we are addressing and begin to act on the same.”

The Mumbai newsroom has been set up at the scenic Worli Fishing village which the Scrappy team feels is the real Mumbai – what with the sea as the backdrop and the skyscrapers adjacent and of course, the fishing boats bobbing in the water. Along with our scrappy kids we will have Children and Musical Band from Akanksha Foundation, Yuwa Football Team, Mumbai Dabbawala’s, An performance by Dance Out of Poverty Kids and others speaking about the issue ‘No place to play’.

Lisa Heydlauff, Founder, ‘Going to School’ says, “Scrappy means to create something out of nothing to change the way things are. And the good news is that Scrappy News is all good news. It’s about what you can do to make the world a better place. It’s a revolution that says we have no time left, let children lead.”

Padmini Vaidyanathan, Director, ‘Going To School’, “Children’s Scrappy News Service was created to showcase how kids think and how they can help in making the world a better place. It’s a children’s call to action.”Dia Mirza with the Scrappy News service Anchors and Reporters (4)

The Children’s Scrappy News Service launched simultaneously in Bengaluru and Bihar .

 

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iVoluteer makes a difference in the lives of the senior citizen !

24 Feb

4February the month of love, celebrates Valentine’s Day with aplomb around the world.  It marked a special importance this year at iVolunteer across Seven cities. An unconventional approach of involving volunteers to celebrate this day with senior citizens which will be cherished for a long time! The response was massive with a participation of more than 91 volunteers who made this event successful.

The mission was to involve volunteers by sharing their time, skills and passion to promote India’s social development was achieved efficiently by reaching out to a wider audience both online and offline.

The goal was to break the stereotype of celebrating valentines day with people other than  partners and was received well by people in all the seven cities.

Following were the details of the plan that was executed to gain maximum engagement:

  • #BeMyValentine as a hashtag was used to promote the campaign, so people can share this day with senior citizen and make them feel special.
  • Activities like dancing, singing and making paper bags with the help of volunteers was promoted both online and offline.
  • Considering the activities across all seven cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore, participation was at its peak as every individual contributed equally.

Spreading smiles and happiness to the lives of our seniors, iVolunteer caught our attention indeed!

 

About iVolunteer: iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering by connecting volunteers and organisations in the social sector. iVolunteer aims to impact 12 social development areas and achieves its mission through a range of initiatives and a large network of individuals, NGOs, and corporate Organizations.