I am a firm believer in turn the other cheek with a dash of eye for an eye (to be biblical). To explain that what I believe aids in change is the education to know when to stand up and fight, when to walk away, when to hold em or when to fold em – with respect to Kenny Rogers.
Without education all you have is emotion. Emotion can only get you so far.
Browsing through The Trust website I found an organisation that I can finally relate to. The Adopt a School Foundation. This is something that I think I could get behind, give money and time to and afterwards really feel as if I had made a difference.
Those that truly suffer in many if not most unfortunate national situations, wars, screw ups and historical misfortunes are the children of nations. It’s time that in SA we gave the children our country a fighting chance.
For a years I’ve said to people who ask me when things will get better, things will get better when my 1 year old cousin (who is now nearly 5) grows to be a 40 year old man and is colour-blind and has been taught from a schooling level what is right, what is wrong and what is moral we will be on the mend.
So why not kick that process off now? Any charity that is aiding the healing process, giving the citizens of our country a chance to make it in this life deserves a meager R3000.
My point is, R3000 might be used up quickly by the Adopt a School Foundation but in the long run their efforts will eventually start to pay. So R3000 now will mean paying it forward down the line and if every student, ±50 000 since the start of the foundation, end up giving back to their community then a difference will be made.
Let’s be more realistic. If 10% of the 50 000 children all grow up to be successful and decide to give away R30 per month to a charity of their choice then that will total R150 000 per month in charitable donations. THAT is a difference, it’s a long term plan but it is, in my opinion, one of the only ways we are truly going to heal this country, think long term, plan ahead and protect our youth.
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