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Rant Of The Day – The Spirit Of ‘Hoarding’

Rant Of The Day – The Spirit Of ‘Hoarding’

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column.  As a typical and observant Nigerian, I have noticed something very crucial but at the same time despicable about us and that’s the ‘Necessity to Hoard’. Have you wondered that a lot of Nigerians never have what you ask them even though they have it in abundance? For […]

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, […]

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. […]

Give To Homeless People It’s Human!

Give To Homeless People It’s Human!

Recently, as a friend and I passed a homeless person on the street and gave her a handful of coins from our pockets, my friend asked: “Is it OK to give to homeless people on the street?” It’s rare to walk more than a few minutes in London without someone asking for spare change. People […]

International Day Of Charity: More Malaysians Are Going Out Of Their Way To Give

International Day Of Charity: More Malaysians Are Going Out Of Their Way To Give

The late Mother Teresa once said: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” She was known as the saint who devoted her life to helping people in need tirelessly, and became a symbol of peace and charity across the world. Since 2012, the United Nation […]

‘If I can help, I must’: Meet The Volunteers Working With Refugees

‘If I can help, I must’: Meet The Volunteers Working With Refugees

When three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach not far from holidaymakers, Europe’s refugee crisis took on a new urgency. For those not already close to the growing disaster, this tragic image propelled people into action. Frustrated by a lack of effective government response, ordinary people filled cars and transit vans […]

Raising A Fiscal Family: How To Empower Your kids & Teens To Be Financially Savvy

Raising A Fiscal Family: How To Empower Your kids & Teens To Be Financially Savvy

Many people who are parents today grew up in families where it wasn’t polite to talk about money. Yet with national debt at an all-time high, the average American household carrying over $15,000 in credit card debt, and recent college grads facing the highest student loan debt ever, many parents lack confidence when it comes […]

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

The Wits Business School and the Southern Africa Trust last month announced the establishment of an academic chair in African Philanthropy at the university. The initiative creates a research, academic and teaching focus around philanthropy and its role within African societies, but it also brings the continent’s experience and resources more firmly into its own development agenda. African […]