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Sustainable Giving For Better Living

Sustainable Giving For Better Living

The secret to living is giving, but what are the best ways to give? Maybe you volunteer or make regular donations. But does this help create systemic change or solve the real problems creating poverty and need? What are sustainable, productive ways to help others surpass their need for outside aid and thus, in turn, […]

Inspired by Airtel: What does HOPE mean to you?

Inspired by Airtel: What does HOPE mean to you?

In words of Desmond Tutu ‘Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness’. A believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent than history, that dreams are more powerful than facts, that HOPE always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the cure for grief […]

Beyonce Joins Forces With UNICEF For Children’s Water Project in Burundi

Beyonce Joins Forces With UNICEF For Children’s Water Project in Burundi

Pop icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Friday. Plans call for the project, BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, to help build wells and improve hygiene education and water and sanitation facilities in schools, […]

Check Your Privilege: Self-Interest, Celebrity And Saving The World

Check Your Privilege: Self-Interest, Celebrity And Saving The World

What is it that stops us from thinking that a fairer world is possible? The American writer and intellectual Susan Sontag once wrote of the need to recognise how “our privileges fall on the same map as their suffering”. Yet the map of the world does not gather itself up as straightforwardly as Sontag suggests. […]

The Effect Of Charity : The Story Of ‘Baby Hope’

The Effect Of Charity : The Story Of  ‘Baby Hope’

This is the heartbreaking moment a starving two-year-old Nigerian boy is given water by a charity worker after being left for dead by his family because they thought he was a witch. The boy, now named Hope, was found emaciated and riddled with worms after being forced to live off scraps thrown to him by […]

Charity, social justice and earth-friendly activism replace big houses, diamond rings and ostentatious living for status seekers

Charity, social justice and earth-friendly activism replace big houses, diamond rings and ostentatious living for status seekers

Keeping up with the Joneses has taken on a whole new meaning, according to new research by a professor in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Rich people traditionally flaunted their wealth with ostentatious living, designer clothing, big houses, fast cars and grand parties. But times have changed says Ryan Murphy, […]