Have you ever heard the saying “there’s an app for that”? Well, there seem to be apps for many things, but sometimes we realize that we need an app that doesn’t exist yet! When high school student Aryaman Khandelwal visited India with his family, they noticed that there were many sick people who did not have access to medical care, because of how few doctors there are in certain regions, and that there were people suffering from illnesses and injuries that could be simply treated if the person know what to do! Aryaman, who is quite good with computers. designed a simple app that allows community health workers to collect information from patients, even those who can’t read, put it into the app, and get a recommendation for treatment, or further care from a doctor. This service has now helped hundreds of thousands of people, have easy access to medical care and treatment. Aryaman saw a problem that he felt he had the tools and skills to solve, and created something that can benefit people everywhere!
To learn more about Aryaman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIar_j12c_w
In the second video, Aryaman talks about a little boy, Thipu, who had to go to work because his father was ill and couldn’t work. What do you think it would be like if you had to be the person in your family who had to work to make sure your family had enough food to eat? How do you think Thipu felt when his father got better, and he could play and go to school again?
Closing prayer: Dear God, When we travel, let us remember that are all more alike than we are unalike. Amen