CBS Fights Against COVID-19
People around the world are grappling with the way COVID-19 has affected daily life. Millions are suddenly unemployed, schools and most businesses are closed indefinitely, and essential items are in short supply. But as fear and anxiety have spread, so have good deeds. Companies and universities around the globe are finding ways to give back to their communities, lending support to those who need it most during this unprecedented moment in time. Numerous efforts have been and are continually being made by the community of SSCBS too.
To tackle the impact of COVID-19, FabHotels, a startup run by our alum from the batch of 2008, is supporting the seafarers by providing them with sanitized and safe accommodations. Vahdam Teas, a startup run by our 2012 batch’s alum has been able to serve our heroes on the frontlines by donating $300,000 worth of tea to doctors & healthcare staff in NYC who are working tirelessly to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Madage, a young startup run by third-year students of our college has been trying to raise funds through various projects to donate to the COVID Relief fund. Another alum, Simran Soni, is working on a website called “COVID FYI”, which is a one-stop place for all COVID-19 related information released by official sources.
Our various college societies too have been making continuous efforts to battle this pandemic bravely. 180 Degrees Consulting SSCBS decided to take a proactive approach to seek out work and help organizations that needed assistance during these dire times. They categorized their prospective clients and started to focus on two specific categories, namely “MSMEs or Up-Starts” and “Corporate entities with CSR programs”. They were offered two projects, one from each category of companies. Additionally, they have kept their internal recruitment for these projects voluntary. While other societies like the Alumni Relations and Outreach Cell (AROC) and Kronos are keeping the students engaged, the Enactus chapter of SSCBS is working on a coronavirus relief initiative in various sectors and across beneficiary groups.
During the ongoing crisis, the entire community SSCBS is continuing to provide support and give back to the society. Caring for each other is more important than ever during isolation. You’re washing your hands. You’re avoiding large gatherings. But, in addition to taking all the steps to follow crucial safety guidelines for yourself and your family, you should strive to help the individuals and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.