Uber in partnership with UNESCO has come up with a unique way to support India’s vaccination drive. Uber will be offering 100,000 rides to Tamil Nadu teachers to make their commute to vaccination centers easier and safer.
Teachers across Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, and Chennai will get the benefits of free rides. Each teacher can avail of four rides to and from the nearest vaccination centre. To get the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine teachers should use a unique and redeemable promo code.
Uber shall be running the project until 31st December 2021, and the maximum value redeemed for each drive is INR300.
The pandemic has not only underscored the challenges faced by teachers but has also highlighted the leadership, creativity, and innovations needed to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on learning, particularly on students from disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
As a member of its Global Education Coalition, Uber worked with UNESCO and its partners during the first wave of Covid-19 to protect the right to education. Building on the partnership, they pledged 1 Million free rides to UNESCO, intending to remove transportation barriers to accessing vaccinations for teachers worldwide in March 2021.
Uber believes vaccinating teachers will facilitate a quicker reopening of schools for the benefit of students in Tamil Nadu.
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