Surface contamination is a major reason for the spread of COVID-19. Low-income communities are more vulnerable to community transmission and spread. Vegetable vendors, policemen, health workers etc. are at high risk. They use various methods to keep their items clean- keeping in sunlight, washing with soap, baking soda, potassium permanganate and hand sanitizers. However, these methods are not effective and some are even harmful. The best way to sanitize these items is by using UV radiation.
Ultraviolet-C radiation or UVC is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. According to the Food and Drug Association, UVC effectively destroys SARS-Coronavirus, and many have a similar nullifying effect on the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19.
Recognising this need, a young innovator, Aditya Pachpande, has taken matters into his own hands to create the UVC radiation-based SURAKSHA box that will disinfect and sterilise essential items. This would be distributed to people from low income homes in the community around our school in Pune.
"Suraksha Box”- a UVC Sanitiser Box that disinfects everyday items without using chemicals and detergents - is getting rave reviews from the scientific community, including getting a Govt of India MCandI) Patent Published and is tested, approved and certified by CSIR-CMERI (ICMR Approved lab of Govt. of India). The box can enable protection against all kinds of bacteria and viruses including COVID-19 by facilitating surface decontamination of items such as office supplies, mobile phones, vegetables, groceries, etc.
The Suraksha box uses UVC light in a controlled environment to sterilise items inside it. The UVC lamp emits light of 240-nanometer frequency perfect to destroy viruses and bacteria on the surface of these items. The inside walls of the Suraksha Box are lined with aluminium bubble wrap that reflects UVC light evenly around the items and is also easy to clean.
This campaign is done in partnership with NextGeninnov8. Funding for this campaign is NOT eligible for tax breaks.
IF YOU FUND:
INR 4000, you will help provide 2 Suraksha Boxes
INR 8000, you will help provide 4 Suraksha Boxes
INR 16000, you will help provide 8 Suraksha Boxes
FEATURES and SPECS
My name is ADITI PACHPANDE. I am 11 years old and in Grade 6 at Indus International School, Pune.
The pandemic has changed our lives in a myriad of ways. As we settle into the new normal, the biggest challenge for everyone is to keep themselves and their belongings safe by sanitizing and disinfecting them. This brilliant innovation by Aditya Pachpande will surely help in this regard.
The Suraksha Box will ensure that the underprivileged in Pune can disinfect their items and stay safe. This will reduce their risk of falling sick and thereby help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to the well-being of the underprivileged around us and safe-guard our community.
An innovation-driven company led by a young entrepreneur and innovator, Aditya Pachpande. The mission of his startup NextGeninnov8 is to set up innovation clubs in every possible school in the world and their vision is to promote and teach creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to children all around the world to prepare them for a secure and bright future. The club will inspire and encourage to be creative, and think outside the box. Cutting-edge technology Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning will be available. Aditya has pledged to support the needy and the underprivileged citizens of the country with his latest innovation, SURAKSHA BOX. Commemorating the 151st birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, Aditya, has decided to donate 15100 Suraksha Kits to safeguard and protect the needy ones from this wrath of this virus.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to NEXTGENINNOV8. It will take from 60 to 120 days after that to get details of who the beneficiary was with details of them. Once I get this information from them I shall upload the picture of the beneficiary on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
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How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations and ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation and you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.