This…This is a initiative imbued with inspiration.
A number of years ago, Jeroo Billimoria made news with Childline, her initiative to link and connect India’s nearly 50 million street children. In Mumbai, she developed this toll-free number, operated by the kids, that allowed them to report abuses anonymously, obtain police and health care assistance. Linking, and providing communication outlets to the poor and disinfranchized was revolutionary.
This Google initiative to provide regular, local cell phone numbers to San Francisco’s homeless, allowing them to receive and check voice mails from family, friends, potential employers, is the kind of inspired, simple, revolutionary, appropriate, logical initiative we need more of.
If only to give us renewed faith in humanity. And put a smile on our faces.