Celebrate International Day of Charity!
International Day of Charity
Written by Lisa Riley
Here at nKoso, we view education as a gateway, a vehicle for the children of our world to build the proper foundation necessary to shine, to contribute to and positively impact our local and global communities, and to foster change.
Today, 5 September 2014, is the United Nations’ International Day of Charity, which is aimed at promoting charitable efforts made to alleviate poverty worldwide. In the Secretary-General’s Message for 2014, Ban Ki-moon asks that we “... recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition. On this International Day, I call on people everywhere to act on the charitable impulse that resides in every human being – to start giving and to keep on giving.” The UN chose this specific date to coincide with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, “whose life and good works for some of the human family’s poorest and most vulnerable members has been such an enormous inspiration.”
While our primary goal is to fund education, it goes without saying that poverty and education are closely linked. Educating our children ultimately improves our communities, alleviating poverty by increasing individual incomes. Our students depend upon the charity of you, our donors, to assist them in improving their situation and their futures through collectively funding their education.
Often times the world can feel overwhelming. We see so much worth changing, yet we don’t know where to start. Mother Teresa once said: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” At nKoso, you can feed just one! Join us today in changing the world, one child at a time.