PROPOSAL OF PICKUP AND DROP-OFF SERVICE FOR DISABLED
In the upcoming six to eight months we would like to start this project in Mysore city .So we are requesting ChangeMakers to consider this project and help us to execute the same
Tell us about yourself/your team.
Shiva Prakash M A ,The Managing trustee,
is visually impaired and has completed Post Graduate Degree and is pursuing his PHD. With first hand experience and along with 3 other like-minded people started this trust to serve the visually impaired and the other differently “abled” People.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
Shiva Prakash M A ,The Managing trustee,
During my academic journey I have
come across several challenges during the studies and till date. As a first step PROPOSAL OF PICKUP AND DROP-OFF SERVICE FOR DISABLED Idea got and submitting to help several people like me in and 15 km range of Mysore city.
About Your Organization
India, KA, Mysore
Primary country where this project is creating social impact
India, KA, Mysore
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Select the stage that best applies to your solution
Growth (your pilot is up and running, and starting to expand)
The Need: What social or environmental problem are you trying to solve?
This Idea of Pick and Drop taken for the Differently abled People who find it difficult to commute to their respective study centres and work in organisation from their home. They have to depend on others help or the respective transport, which are not frequent and the severely disabled
people find it very difficult to reach on time. Many such disheartened people drop their education and job due to non-availability of Transport facility and the Herculiean task of travelling to the study
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
PROPOSAL OF PICKUP AND DROP-OFF SERVICE FOR DISABLED will help such people to pickup from
their destination and to drop to their respective study centres and vice-versa in around Mysore City 15km range, thus saving their time and energy.
The Solution: Why is this solution innovative for your company and industry?
Our Trust is currentely running different activities for disabled people, Sudents are facing hardships whiile commuting to our organisation . Apart from our students , there are many disabled people who are facing the same problem while commuting in Mysore
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities.
1. Many such Differently Abled people who have discontinued their studies can pursue the same.
2. The tension and botheration of reaching the study centres or work will be easily avoided as they will be guided by the attender.
3.They will be relived of the tension and stress and save lot of time to concentrate on their studies.
4.The guardians or parents will not have he tension whether their
ward reached the destination safely or not.
5.As the trust is doing free service, they will save a lot of time and money on transportation.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
We dont have peers and competitors as of now . However things might change in the future .
This Entry is about (Issues)
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world.
While traveling on a day to day basis in Mysore , I come across many disabled people struggling to travel . I would like to quote an incident at this juncture . In 2009 while crossing the road a blind person met with an accident when a truck ran over him . I witnessed this incident and it has etched in my memory . I dont think I ever be able to forget that incident . That was when I decided that I have to do something to bring about a change and make sure that such incidents dont happen again .
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
We have not implemented the solution yet
What is your projected impact over the next 1 to 3 years?
Our initial plan is to serve the disbaled residents in and around the Mysore city . Thereafter we are planning to expand our service to different parts of the state
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Initial expenditure needs to be handled .
Apart from that we need to take care of the recurring expenses including salaries to the drivers and instructors , fuel and the maintainence of vehicles .
We need funds on a regular basis .
What is the benefit or value you're creating for your business?
Our main aim is to help out the disabled . That is our only motto and desire.
How are you leveraging internal resources (funds, time, knowledge, etc.) to support this initiative?
From local donors we can arrange recurring expenses for this project and our internal resources can be utilized effectively to manage and execute this project
Expand on your answer, explaining the long-term funding and support plan.
Bosch India and Jindal foundations will provide us the current recurring expenses . We hope that they will give us the approval for recurring vehicle expenditure too.
So we are requesting ChangeMakers to consider this project and help us to purchase the vehicle.
Tell us about your partnerships across your company and externally that are key to your project's success.
Providing free computer education for Ranga Rao foundation students with success
What internal support have you gotten for your project? What kind of push-back have you received?
We are ready to bear recurring expenses for this project