NGOs take offence where none exists
WOW, TALK about being sensitive. It is really sad when an NGO starts taking comments made by a potential partner in government so personally, and illustrates quite graphically why the very problems NGOs seek to deal with never seem to be adequately resolved.
Sandra Morreira’s letter, “Pascoe’s views on NGOs and street kids off the mark” (Weekend Argus, August 8), itself misses the mark, because nowhere in the previous correspondence by Grant Pascoe, the mayoral committee member for social services, did he single out The Homestead as being one of the NGOs which sustain street children’s lifestyles. So why the defensive stance adopted by its director?
The Homestead, judging from Morreira’s letter, sounds like it is doing amazing work.
Being overly sensitive and taking everything so personally just isn’t going to build the bridges between NGOs and the government which are so desperately needed.