Altruism is universal, and it doesn’t matter how young you are. This is what a group of students from the Canyon Crest Academy had recently proven when they made an effort to offer humanitarian aid to those currently suffering in Ukraine.

It has been a few weeks of death, suffering, and chaos for the people of Ukraine after Russia’s unprovoked declaration of war and the subsequent invasion that has displaced millions from their homes and continues to inflict civilian casualties onto the population.

The Dofi Dolphins’ business class project will be an NFT collection set to launch on the 1st of April. Ethan Chang, the project CEO, shares that “We’re all advocates of technological innovation, that’s something we’re passionate about.”

Тhe set of captivating non-fungible tokens is part of the Dofi DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization created to offer humanitarian support to the Ukrainian people. 

“NFTs are a growing market, and we wanted to use NFTs as a way to connect people,” says Andrew Nguyen, the group’s financial officer. 

The group seems to be positioning itself to take advantage of the massive growth in the crypto and NFT markets. Blockchain technologies may be decentralized, but there’s no lack of collective action and support given to those that are vulnerable and are suffering.

Since the beginning of the invasion, Ukraine has created the world’s first digital department dedicated to promoting cryptocurrencies and NFTs and openly encouraging and accepting donations that will assist them in the war efforts. Through aid given by DAOs and individual contributions of cryptocurrencies into the crypto wallet of the Ukrainian government, more than $50 million so far have been raised.

Some NFT initiatives consist of a percentage going to humanitarian aid, but this campaign has had a 100% of the initial sales going towards Ukrainian charities and businesses. The campaign itself is run on democratic principles, where those that donate have a say on where the pooled resources will be going. 

“We are specifically looking at people who are already invested in the cryptocurrency business or the NFT business or people who think the crisis in Ukraine is terrible but probably don’t have a strong incentive to donate or do something about it,” says Vincent Li, the chief operating officer for the group. 

According to the student group, this is the beginning of a novel way through which people can collectively come together to help those in need.