ChildFund and NDTV Host a Special 2-Hour Telethon
As India’s medical systems crumbled under the second wave of COVID -19, shortage of medical essentials and services, and untimely deaths galvanized the country into action, united in grief and solidarity. ChildFund partnered with NDTV for a 2-hour live telethon, supported by WhatsApp to raise funds to help the medical community and needy communities across the country.
Several celebrities, government officials, health experts, corporate partners, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, OUR TEAMMATES and BENEFICIARIES joined Dr. Prannoy Roy to discuss the prevailing situations on the ground and how we all can support the communities to overcome the pandemic. You can watch the telethon here.
The donations from the telethon have boosted ChildFund’s efforts to set up COVID Centers for children and conduct Vaccine Drives for needy communities in rural India. Further, these funds will help us invest in protecting children and adults from the severity of a possible 3rd wave. In the long term, the funds will help skill people and make them self-sufficient.
We thank the generosity of Kimberly Clark India, Technicolour, Altry: Gifts That Matter and hundreds of individuals who contributed towards the #HelpingHands initiative.