Recognising that there is a need to address this issue, the Tech for Positive Futures Challenge presented the perfect opportunity to create a positive social impact.
The team’s proposal outlines establishing a web-based platform, called YumYum, that provides children with a safe place to request emergency meals at school.
How will YumYum work?
YumYum connects schools with people and organisations who are dedicated to helping hungry children, enabling them to provide meals to kids in need.
YumYum leverages Artificial Intelligence to generate insights on imperative data including the volume of children going to school hungry, the number of meals required, and how to efficiently distribute meals from partner organisations.
What was a challenge the team faced with this proposal?
YumYum was designed initially to be piloted in local schools in Australia to address the issue of children needlessly going hungry in school.
Although it was developed to be scalable both locally and globally, there were challenges in ensuring that the solution scaled to countries with existing meal programs. The proposed solution provides emergency meals including breakfast and snacks, whereas existing universal meal programs primarily focus on providing lunch.
YumYum addresses the issues schools were facing in countries with existing meal programs, whilst providing schools without meal programs a solution to ensure that children do not go hungry.
The team appreciates and thanks to their mentors: Barbera Kiefte, David Harper, Dheeren Velu and Monique Alvis, who have been instrumental in the team’s success – “We wouldn’t have made it this far without them!”
Many congratulations to the team on this amazing achievement!
Associate Consultant at Capgemini