Manuel Alejandro Núñez Chourio has launched a noble initiative that has helped many lesser privileged people live a life of dignity. The UnDiaDiferenteChallenge involves looking for persons with limited resources and spending a day with the person while taking care of their needs.
“I found out that there were various types of challenges posted on the social channels and decided to launch one that could contribute something positive to the society,” says Manuel about his noble initiative. “It is a simple way of making the lesser privileged people living on the streets happy. I spend a day with them, providing them their needs for the day. It gives a deep sense of satisfaction that you could make life easy for a fellow human.”
Manuel uses his Instagram account @ManuelConecta, to spread the message of his initiative to inspire others to do the same. He has managed to create a large community on social networks for creating a wider awareness for the #UnDiaDiferenteChallenge initiative.
Manuel simply looks for persons with limited resources and spends a day with them while taking care of their needs, such as giving them a haircut, changing their clothes, providing them clean, quality food, and most importantly, listening to them. The initiative is all about giving them time and making them feel happy and wanted. Those moments of togetherness can prove to be of great value to those less fortunate people.
Manuel was very clear how the project will work and has planned everything in great detail. He wants to use social networks only and on a big scale to spread the word about this good cause and also inspire and motivate others to do the same.
He has been doing this project since February 18, 2020, and shares his actions on his Instagram account to motivate thousands of people around the world to replicate this kind of work. All they have to do is record a chapter and upload it to their social network.
The project ran into some problems because of COVID-19, as the global lockdown and social distancing norms restricted the free movement of people. However, Manuel overcame these challenges as well by finding a way around the problem. The social work continued even as he and his team meticulously followed the stringent rules of social distancing and hygiene applications.