Published: 16th May 2020
This Raipur speedcubing start-up is raising funds for migrant workers through its online competitions
The speedcubing start-up Cubelelo hopes to raise more than a lakh to distribute it among daily wagers and migrant workers
Undoubtedly, the daily wagers and migrant workers are the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. With no work, food and money, most of them have walked long distances to reach home. In this scenario, Cubelelo, a start-up that provides cubes and puzzles to cubers during competitions have started raising funds for them, through a platform called Give Away. This campaign is called Cubers against COVID-19 - Cubers' United for a Cause.
Avinash, Sharma, Senior Manager at Cubelelo says, "We started this campaign only on Friday and we have been able to raise more than Rs 10,000 for the daily wagers and migrant workers. This campaign will go on for another fourteen days and we have been trying to reach out to more than 30,000 customers in our database. We have sent an email to each of them asking to contribute as much as possible. Apart from this, we have uploaded a video where India's and world record cube solvers are talking about how we can do our bit to help migrant workers. Anyone can contribute on the Give Away website which will be directly given to the workers or NGOs who are coordinating with them."
Cubic competitions gone online
Cubelelo has also gone online with the competitions where cube solving enthusiasts across India can participate. The competition is called Speed Cubing Unlocked 2020. "Around 589 people have already registered for this competition. This is the first time that we are going online, owing to the COVID-19 situation. But the specialty of this competition is that the participants are also contributing to help the daily wagers The competition will be held on May 23 and 24. Participants must be able to scramble the cube, track the timings and report it to us," Avinash concludes.
Here is the link to the platform to donate funds: https://bit.ly/3fWoxCo