Ahan Sabharwal used his superb coding skills to aid hurricane-affected Puerto Rica

Delhi pupil Ahan Sabharwal has set up a Chrome Extension 'Donate to Puerto Rico' and wishes to make use of his coding knowledge to make an international impact.

Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt, praises the 17-year-old confessing that he just discovered a novel thing from Ahan Sabharwal.

The resident of Delhi, Ahan Sabharwal captivated Hoover’s and the globe’s attention two days back when his Chrome extension, Donate to Puerto Rico, got listed on Product Hunt.

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Posting on Twitter, Ryan, praised the teen’s attempts, stating that he did not know that one could charge in the Chrome Web Store.

“This is not just an app, I was attempting to start a movement with this,” he said.

Setting aside his college apps and preparation for SATs, he focused on his ‘Donate to Puerto Rico’ application program as he detected that often when one donates to charitable trust it is hard to track the funds and get acquainted if it got utilized for the just cause.

Since Hurricane Maria reached Puerto Rico on September 20, the occupants have had to not only fight for basic services such as power, water, and food however also lack interest from the Trump management.

In recent times, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, stated, “People are dying in this country. I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy.”

In spite of that, media tales pointed out that donations in the direction of relief processes have been a trickle.

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The report added that the Red Cross has gathered up just $9 million for Maria as against $350 million for those got affected by Hurricane Harvey, and $45 million for Irma victims.

Power in coding

Ahan, who began playing with such coding languages when he was in 5th standard, stated coding gives children like him the supremacy to make a special impression.

“Programming and computing give me the power to do things I can’t at my age. Just take this app for example,” he added.

“Everything has happened in a span of 24 hours. It has changed the way I think about the world and how it thinks about me. You cannot do something as powerful as this at my age except with programming.”

by Vijay Singh | Mon, May 28 - 04:34 PM

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