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Friday, 18 May, 2018
Quote of the week
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children"
- Charles R. Swindoll
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Child Protection Month, Social Entrepreneurs…
“When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognising the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity becomes a way to shrug off our responsibility. But charity is no solution to poverty. Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences.”
May is Child Protection Month and Child Protection Week awareness runs from 27 May to 4 June 2018. In this week’s NGO-Pulse we look at an article by Valcare on ways to raise awareness for Child Protection Month and we get tips on how social entrepreneurs should approach potential funders to present their ideas for development projects.
Let your attire be complimented by The Green Ribbon suggests Valcare, this ribbon was adopted by the National Child Protection Committee in 1994, it symbolises life and growth associated with children as well as the nurturing of children. Some other ideas include teaching children their rights and for organisations and businesses to organise child protection training to equip their staff and volunteers to make child protection a priority. One other important mechanism to consider is to join forces for greater impact, partner together with churches and organisations in your community to launch child protection initiatives and forums, says Valcare.
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The Network of Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, shares 11 tips that social entrepreneurs should take into consideration when pitching their social enterprises. The Network believes that fundraisers should position their funding requests upfront, have their facts ready, balance the factual and the emotional, present a compelling argument, have confidence and speak with conviction, among others. It is also stressed that: “Being a social entrepreneur means you have spent years pulling your grand idea together. So why would you want to read your pitch? Be confident in your knowledge since you know more than the person you are presenting to and connecting with, to bring them onside.”
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