It’s amazing to watch how people converse, react and represent themselves online. It’s easy to sit behind a monitor, in front of a keyboard and speak your mind. Obviously you thoroughly think of how you’re gonna respond. But sweetheart. That’s just online. Wait, till you’re put in front of an audience and asked to view your opinion.
I’ve noticed a trend on my Facebook page. I post inspirational stuff almost everyday. Maybe crack a few jokes too. There we go, 60+ likes, 80+ likes. But the moment I post something to do with Cancer Awareness, or help Contribute towards a good cause. 1 like.
People don’t like bad news. People are only willing to listen when you tell them what they want to hear. And that sells. If you watch Anchor Man 2, it’s exactly what I’m talking about.
The moment you step out of that damn story and realize that it’s so much bigger than that, people stone you. People turn against you, just because you believe in speaking about something other believe to bury or sweep under the carpet.
How are we as humans meant to help, if you don’t speak? How will you receive, if you don’t ask?
In order to get what you want, you work hard for it right? If you can go to any length to get material things, imagine how those who can’t afford your dreams live their lives?
Why do we have such high crime rates all of a sudden? Why do we have kids begging on the streets? There’s a reaction for every action.
In Islam, part of our “commandments”, charity is on the list. And we always say that Charity starts at home. Hence I strongly believe in giving charity every week or month. And when it comes to causes and start-ups, I’m always willing to help. Whether it’s financially or by offering my marketing services.
There will come a time in your life, where you will get hit… A friend, a family member, a lover, all of a sudden, needs this. Needs you to spread awareness, needs you to help raise funds for their new business or whatever. And you’ll sit and wonder why no one’s responding when you get online and do a campaign. And hopefully, you’ll remember this post.
Please like Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation
EDDAH’S HOPE CANCER FOUNDATION, is a non profit making organization, founded with the main aim of advocating cancer awareness amongst the youth and assisting poor and marginalized people in society, affected by cancer, by providing access to, affordable professional medical care, psycho sociological support, good nutrition and drug adherence as well as sensitizing the youths and teens in Kenya and all across Africa on preventive measures, good nutrition, how to deal with cancer patients, access to support systems, latest technological advances as well as engaging them on sustainable Eco friendly activities/programs and practices.
Help raise funds for a great cause in Nairobi with The Schoeller Water Pilot Campaign
We want to learn from the hands-on local experiences that we will make during the pilot shop phase and put those experiences into action once we roll out from mid-2014. This will make sure that we fully understand and integrate the needs of the local consumer.
We need your help by being part of this by funding the pilot shop, which will be the basis for many shops throughout Sub-Saharan Africa in the upcoming years. Each of the shops will empower local entrepreneurs and improve the lives of the people around it.