Authors

Inspiration

"We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another and this world has room for everyone, and the good Earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way." Charlie Chaplin

What we can Do

While we are forced to stay away from family, friends and loved ones, we alternatively can get closer to others by collaboratively adopting children from our phone and become virtual mom, dad, aunt or uncle of specific children who are the most vulnerable to the socio-economic impact of the Pandemic. SAY allows users to build an even bigger family with friends and family whether in quarantine or not to help children in deprived regions.

What we have Done

SAY has been officially working since November 2019 and some of the very recently purchased products and services by our virtual families are Soaps, Shampoos, Pencil sharpener, Iron medicine, electronic shaver, wheelchair, dentists and mental care to name a few.

Problem

The coronavirus is destroying rich countries. Often overlooked is the damage it will cause in poor ones, which could be even worse. Social distancing is practically impossible if you live in a crowded slum. Hand-washing is hard if you have no running water, hand sanitizer or soap. Governments may tell people not to go out to work, but if that means their families will not eat, they will go out anyway.

Opportunity

At the same time, online retailers/e-commerce websites are seeing growth in their users and most of these retailers have local shipments to many locations including poor regions.

Solution

People across the world can virtually adopt specific children under poverty who are registered in SAY from their phones, hear children's voices and stories. Social workers regularly update the needs of every single child and users can buy the needs of the children and families through online retailers to give an option of social distancing to these families to keep their family and our society safer.

What is SAY

Donors virtually adopt specific children from their phones, hear children's voices and stories. They see the regularly updated needs of every single child as well. Donors are matched to a child with similar personalities/traumas/wishes  SAY tracks all donations to their intended destination over a transparent platform by creating a SWIFT like network consisting of the following data: Donor/Bank/NGO/Social Worker/Child/Need.

SAY in Details

SAY partners with NGOs and collect children’s data from NGOs through social workers' contributions and our agents. SAY algorithm, ”SAY Brain” which is based on International Personality Item Pool (IPIP), a scientific collaboratory for the development of advanced measures of personality and other individual differences, matches every user to a specific child with a similar personality. The user reads and listens to the child’s real story through his/her recorded voice. Users adopt the matched child virtually and become the virtual mother, father, aunt or uncle and create a virtual family around that specific child. SAY creates a unique avatar on behalf of every single child to protect children's rights and abides by the UNCRC. Besides, users choose which important part of their specific child’s life to improve from taking care of all the daily needs to educational and developmental needs. Users individually/collectively purchase the children’s needs through affiliate links of well-known and trusted online retailers and track how their donation has made an impact. Moreover, we provide receipts for all transactions to the destination whether it is from the bank, online retailers or the NGO.

What is Next

We are recently located in IRAN and only been able to support Afghan and Iranian children. However, we are planning to connect all donors across the globe to all children in poverty despite their race, sex, gender, and religion over a transparent blockchain platfrom.

Product

  • Beta app (En, FA)
  • Website (En, FA)

International Achievements

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Hackathons

Technologies

api, app, flask, postgresql, python, react, rest, web

Devpost Software Identifier

259042