By | Shahd Galal
Their motto was “never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up” and they aimed to represent Sudanese youth from all backgrounds and being a support group which like minded youth can always rely on. First they had to start an activity because they were very sure that there are a lot of people in need.
So they started with a Ramadan charity collecting food items in a Ramadan bag for 100 Sudanese families with a cost of 200SDG each bag. During that experience, they realized that if doing this cost them just a few hours, then they are capable of doing a lot more with the rest of their time.
When helping someone, if you do the task for them, then they won’t learn how to do it for themselves and the disappointment will come when you ask yourself what will happen to them when you are not around?
The answer was an extraordinary plan – Developing long and short term projects. The latter, is about helping all those in need, and extending a hand to other voluntary groups.
Long term projects had two major strategies:
Strategy 1 – Put your knowledge into action
First of all we are convinced that this county has intelligent people, resources and fertile ground but we just need a focused desire to improve and develop. Starting with taking care of those who can’t afford to learn, so the main target was to teach each member in a family how to become a better person by offering specific training until they become in a position to pass on their own knowledge and skills.
Strategy 2 – Leave It As You Find It
A specific interest is taken into promoting waste recycling and planting projects to reach out an improvement country that is why we need government and civil society support, so awareness campaigns will be launched to raise the awareness levels on various issues while promoting the Leave it as you find it strategy.
Voluntary work and real life:
There is a huge gap between social and charity life. So we advise youth and all the volunteers, it only takes a moment to manage your time by dividing and prioritizing your tasks, because consistent actions will create consistent results. So each one must focus in an individual task, focusing will build up knowledge, prevent you from overloading issues and the reward will be greater satisfaction.
In the end, it’s your decision to make, if you want to be the anchor or the oar in someone’s life.
Any ideas and help are always welcome
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