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Walking in Others’ Shoes

By John Watson It is altogether too easy to look at a fellow human being and immediately write them off based on their demeanor or appearance. The perfect example is when passing a homeless person on the street. The majority of people avert their gaze, while others are a lot more

An Interview with Matthew Kronborg

At the heart of philanthropy and charitable giving is the desire to promote the wellbeing of others. Here in Australia, it is estimated that there almost nine in 10 Australians giving to charity annually. At the forefront of charitable brand names amongst the 600 000 plus registered charities and foundations

Let thy Food be thy Medicine

By Frida Gachagua In Kenya and most African countries, primary education is compulsory and often subsidised by the government. These means that a nation’s future generation has people that can at least read, write and perform simple arithmetic. The attendance of high school is lower by almost a third because most

Mental Illness: Ending the Stigma

Mental Illness: Ending the Stigma

By Samantha Plink One in four people in the world will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. Yet nearly two thirds of those people never seek help from a health professional, largely due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It can affect people

Without the Gift of Sight

Without the Gift of Sight

Glass half full – a phrase often used, and rarely fully appreciated. We often pay more heed to what’s missing in our lives than what we should be grateful for. An example may be the sense of sight - rarely perceived as an asset or a gift. But for many

An Open Source Society

An Open Source Society

By Natasha Nixon Through many generations, there has always been a small population that attempted to live a life of the common use of goods, some harking back to Bible times and religious principles. Some lasted longer than others did, but human nature being what it is, most dwindled away, such

7 Ways to Help Syrian Refugees

Most of us have been hearing about the plight of Syrian refugees for as long as we can remember, but know little about the part we can play to make a difference. Below are the key ways you can help. DONATE: Donate to the International Red Cross who help treat, feed, and

The Power of Slactivism

Wе knоw thаt tесhnоlоgу is сhаngіng thе way wе соmmunісаtе and раrtісіраtе in ѕосіеtу. Sосіаl mеdіа is аltеrіng hоw thе wоrld соmmunісаtеѕ. Suрроrtеrѕ, dоnоrѕ аnd activists саn participate іn runs, walks оr drіvеѕ аnd garner ѕuрроrt аnd sponsorship іn аdvаnсе. Or, thеу can сhооѕе nоt to lеаvе the comfort оf

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