Suresh Rangarajan, Founder and CEO - Colive

Colive, India’s leading prop-tech platform for rental accommodation, launched #CoLiveAndLetLive to offer 100 stay scholarships for Afghan students stranded in India. These students need to complete an online application form, submit a 30-second video, along with all KYC documents, including FRRO registration and a bonafide college certificate, to apply for this scholarship. Students can stay rent free in any of the Colive properties spread across 4 cities (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai & Pune) for the current semester or until December 31st, 2021. Colive has already received 15 applications, and five Afghan students have moved into Colive’s property in Bengaluru.

With the threat of bank accounts being frozen and limited contact with family back home, the mental stress that the students are going through is agonising. The initiative by Colive has been welcomed by Afghan students and their friends in the student community.

Suresh Rangarajan, Founder & CEO, Colive, said, “Attithi Devo Bhava” is a true Indian spirit and we wanted to do something in our control to offer comfort for the Afghan students who have come here to pursue their higher education. It is our small way of helping these deserving students to avail themselves of a stay scholarship that has been rolled out now!”

Abdullah Masoudi, an Afghan student, studying at Jain University said “This gesture from Colive shows the real heart of Indians and Indian startup ecosystem. We have only heard about their hunger for growth & valuation, but with this stay scholarship, shows the human side of business. Long live Colive!”

Anyone can spread the message by posting on social media handles about the stay scholarship with #CoLiveAndLetLive so that deserving Afghan students can apply.

In an earlier announcement, Colive offered stay scholarship for deserving Indian students pursuing higher education in urban markets across the country. Students need to fill in basic details online and share along with a 30 second video reel online. Upon selection, the entire semester stay will be free for these students. Only food and consumables need to be paid for every month, while the stay will be completely free.

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