Say it with a SPLASH!!

During my primary school days, we had a poem which I have adapted like this:-

If all the seas were one sea, what a great sea that would be!
If all the trees were one tree, what a great tree that would be!
If all the axes were one axe, what a great axe that would be!
If all the people were one person, what a great man person would be!
And if the great person took the great axe, and cut down the great tree,
And the great tree fell into the great sea, what a great splash that would be!

Now imagine if that great tree were a Cycle Of Poverty that needs to be broken,
And imagine if You were one of the people who had made up that great person holding that great axe,
And imagine if that great axe were the combined contributions/support that You, me and others gave towards a cause to Organize Against Poverty in a community,
What a great splash Our help would make!

imageThe day of 25 April is my birthday and I have no reason to celebrate it quietly. For sure I will celebrate the day but I would also like to use it to bless others who need a push in life. One of the causes close to my heart is youth empowerment programs which we coordinate through an organization called Thondwe Youth Skills Development Organization (THOYODO). This is a community-based organization which was established in January 2011 to empower the youth and improve the living standards and future of many young people around Thondwe area in Zomba Malawi by providing them with, among other activities, vocational artisan skills (tailoring, welding, electrical, recycling, brick laying, general computer  skills and repair), a school sponsorship program helping needy families with funds for study materials and augmenting  their school fees payments, a community library and many more.  THOYODO also facilitates sports programs in the community schools. The organization also conducts programs for HIV/AIDS prevention awareness and program aimed at preventing childhood marriages and pregnancies among our youth.

Now if each View or “Like” of this message, or each Happy Birthday or belated message that I received were accompanied by a monetary birthday contribution of any amount towards this youth empowerment cause, what a great splash we would make in Organizing Against Poverty!

So if you would like to join me in Organizing Against Poverty, please indicate how I should send you banking details where you should send your contribution no matter where you are my friend. Even a Dollar, a 100 Kwacha or a Rand from you, together with others we will make a great splash. Our community will be grateful for your support.

Thank you in advance.

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#TippingPoint  #NotCelebratingQuietly


About Hastings Fukula Nyekanyeka Betha

Born in Malawian and advocate of community mobilization, citizens' active participation in sustainable community development, and youth empowerment. Primarily focusing on "Organizing Against Poverty" by encouraging a new generation of players to participate in and influence the development of our communities
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2 Responses to Say it with a SPLASH!!

  1. Evelyn Chirwa says:

    Wow. This is amazing initiative that you are doing. Imagine if all of us had people like you when growing up to support and enlighten us the impirtance of education. It is a great motivation for me to read this kind of articles. It shows am not alone in trying to help our youth in our rural villages even though my dream is still in a process or a seed yet to bear fruits. Keep up the good work will soon follow in your foot steps and hopefully will learn from you more on dealing with our youths and their needs. We need people like you to look up to

  2. Bernard says:

    Happy birthday man!

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