THE POWER OF PHI­LAN­THROPY

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“Be­ing a global hu­man­i­tar­ian means do­ing phil­an­thropic work all over, as a cit­i­zen of the world. I place in high re­gard any­one who is will­ing to give of them­selves un­selfishly to help some­one else. As hu­man be­ings, we need each other in or­der to sur­vive, so when I see some­one in need, I can’t sit and fold my arms and say ev­ery­thing is go­ing to be OK, when I can clearly see that it isn’t. It doesn’t mat­ter who you are or where you are, you don’t even have to be rich to as­sist some­one who is in need.” – YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA, hu­man­i­tar­ian, singer and song­writer

“I think be­ing a hu­man­i­tar­ian is such a self­less thing to be, purely be­cause giv­ing of your­self is truly lib­er­at­ing. It be­comes ad­dic­tive, that feel­ing you get when do­ing some­thing for some­one else is in­de­scrib­able. Think about it: when last have you done a small act of kind­ness for an­other per­son? Wasn’t it won­der­ful? I’ve al­ways won­dered whether it’s pos­si­ble for one hu­man be­ing to change the world. Just think­ing about it brings im­pos­si­bil­i­ties to mind. If only we all knew that a sin­gle act of kind­ness can change some­one’s world. Maya An­gelou said, ‘If we give cheer­fully and ac­cept grate­fully, ev­ery­one is blessed.’ And I couldn’t agree more. Isn’t it bet­ter to light one can­dle in the dark than to not see at all?” – DR ROLENE STRAUSS, hu­man­i­tar­ian, med­i­cal doc­tor and Miss World 2014

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