We all have a lot we could do to make our society a better place. Our government may not care about education as they should, they may not care about keeping kids off the streets, but do you? Helping children right from childhood is where we can make a timely difference because helping stray teenagers and youths retrace their steps is more difficult. Don’t think you don’t have anything to give, if you assist a widow/widower whose child can’t go to school by teaching him to weld, braid hair, sew clothes, etc. you are doing something.
You are doing something for the society when you go a step further in raising responsible, well-mannered and educated children.
You are doing something for your society when you give to charity out of the little you have.
If you choose to teach children in your compound an important skill for free, you are doing something for your society.
Adopting a motherless child if you have the capacity to raise one is part of making the society a better place.
You are doing something for the society when you donate books (that are in good condition) that you no longer use alongside new ones that you can afford to a public school where children don’t have access to a library.
You are doing something for your society when instead of flaunting your iced jewelries, you are advertising and supporting foundations. You are donating money to support worthy cause as well as using your celebrity status to aid an academy for the less privileged.
I read about Seyi Oluyole, a lady who is passionate about helping children off the street by teaching them to dance. She is using the medium to also keep the children in school because if you want to join her dance team, you must be doing well in your academics. She started when she was 14 years old, when she and her family were struggling. Now, she has enrolled a few children she could take care of in school and plans to open activity based learning centres for children. https://nurturemyfuture.wordpress.com
Christ Livingspring Apostolic Mission (CLAM – https://www.clamgo.org ) has music academy, soccer academy and youth development centre. The soccer academy was inaugurated by Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Senior Pastor of CLAM. The academy is open to children/teenagers who are interested in playing football. It doesn’t matter if you are a Christian or not, you can register your child(ren) to play football on weekends. They have employed trainers to train the children.
Ronke Oroge Odufuwa friends and family foundation (https://www.facebook.com/RonkeOrogeOdufuwaFoundation/). A few friends and family instituted the foundation in memory of their late friend and daughter, who cared deeply about welfare of others especially children while alive. Annually, the foundation selects a foundation at random, goes through their list of needs and buys what it can afford to help.
Tosin Jegede Foundation: she started out as a child raising money for motherless babies home. Part of what her foundation does is to provide a storybook to a child that cannot afford one through her 1child1book initiative (www.1book1child.org). 1book1child provides educational support to children in public primary schools in Lagos state. She wants to ensure that children can read, which is a strong foundation needed to excel in life.
There are many people who are already working and supporting great causes, but I say to you that many more people can still come on board. Just take a careful look at your little corner today, and you will see something you can do, no matter how little. This is a way of contributing your own quota towards making our society a better place.