Schoolboys set up online food platform to help retrenched aunt during pandemic


Jishnu (top) and Rakhael are just 12 years old but they have an online food platform to their name. Photos: Murain Shanmuganathan

Primary school buddies and family friends Jishnu Maruthamutu, 12, and Rakhael Tanabalan, 12, are always glued to their laptops, even on a school night. Their parents aren’t perturbed as they are aware the boys are making good use of their free time to do something profitable and productive.

The boys mooted the idea after Jishnu's aunt was retrenched during the movement control order (MCO) in March, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Jishnu was moved when his aunt started to sell muruku and cookies to earn extra money.

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