Enactus – JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), in association with Bangalore Student Communities (BSC), organized a vaccination drive in Sangli and Tungal from June 27 to July 25, 2021.
BSC is a non-profit organization that brings together students from various institutions across the city to work towards a similar goal. The community's goal is to harness the energy of today's youth and direct it toward a greater and better cause. One of the first initiatives undertaken by BSC was to help mitigate the problems faced by migrant workers. The community raised funds and utilized them to aid thousands of migrants with food, water, and refreshments to ease their journey to their hometowns. BSC was successful in helping over 85,000 migrant workers. During the first wave of Covid-19, BSC assisted the BBMP by contributing 538 beds to Covid care centers, while the second wave focused on providing food rations to different places in Bangalore.
The initial stage of the vaccination drive was a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdera. The money raised was used to acquire vaccines from hospitals. The vaccine doses were subsequently transferred to two villages where the Bangalore Student Community (BSC), with the support of a few volunteers from Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), administered the vaccines to the villagers. The student body of Enactus was successfully able to raise Rs. 4,15,523 through crowdfunding, which was later utilized to procure Covishield vaccines. The vaccines were sourced from HCG Hospital (Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd.), Bangalore. Volunteers from the BSC and Enactus - JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) assisted in vaccinating approximately 1,100 people in Sangli. The second stage of the vaccination drive was carried out in Tungal, from July 23 to July 25, 2021.
The event was a grand success as over 4000 people in two villages of Karnataka got vaccinated due to the drive.