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Monday, July 4, 2011

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A CAUSE: Kerala Facebook group shows the way!


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(File photo) A team of youth runs ‘Nammude Kozhikode’ (Our Calicut) group on Facebook to help the poor - (Photo: AFP)
(File photo) A team of youth runs ‘Nammude Kozhikode’ (Our Calicut) group on Facebook to help the poor - (Photo: AFP).

Micro blogging and social networking sites do not just offer a platform for making friends but can also join people together for worthy causes.
A team of youth, who are running a ‘Nammude Kozhikode’ (Our Calicut) group on Facebook, will endorse this opinion wholeheartedly.
The group, which is acting as a virtual agency to help poor and orphans, now has over 11,000 members supporting it, including hundreds who are living abroad.
The group is active in extending help to street children, orphans, deserted women, and aged people. Last week, its members handed over an amount as financial aid to an orphanage under the Sevabarathi in the city.
“We are one of the largest groups in the state, and our initiative could ensure the participation of large number of people,” said Rohit Thayyil, who was the creator of the group.


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