If DYPC would be a child, it would be in 1st class by now. I guess that’s the class kids are these days when they are 6.
DYPC was a brain child of Ankur Mehrotra who was pursuing his MBA then. It was one of his projects and as he told me later, his professor deemed the idea as completely impractical in Indian context since Indians hold white goods very dear to themselves and nobody would donate something as costly as a PC. I don’t know if words taste good or not because he definitely had to his words.
The success of DYPC was wholly dependent on the willingness of people to accept the idea of donation of their old computers for charity. And the list of open donation offers on the site at this moment (25 as on 28th November 2014) is a testament to the fact that they did! My heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of the hundreds of donors who trusted us. Specially the folks from Bangalore. Give yourselves some pats on the back. You guys put the D in DYPC.
Over to the other side: Requests.
From Manipur to Gujarat. From Tamilnadu to Kashmir. From towns so small that I had to search on the map to know which state they belong to. From metros. Requests thronged us. It’s heartening to know that India is trying to keep the pace with rest of the world. It’s saddening that we could help only the organizations in metros where the donations were located. Thank you guys for being there and trying to make a difference to society.
Some of DYPC site banners
Everyone who helped us by spreading the word. Friends in media who wrote about us, bloggers who posted about us, all of you who tweeted (and retweeted) about us or liked and shared our Facebook posts. Thank You so much.
It would not have been possible without your support.
And now we are leaving. May be we will be back one day. Keep us in your memories. Good Bye.