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Thursday, 19 July, 2018
Quote of the week
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear"
- Nelson Mandela
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Our Kidneys, Capacity Building, Press Releases…
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
Most people know that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through the urine. The production of urine involves highly complex steps of excretion and re-absorption. This process is necessary to maintain a stable balance of body chemicals.
In this week’s edition of NGO Pulse, an article on Kidneys play a major role in educating us about the role they play, some common kidney diseases, treatments and taking care of yourself by eating and drinking healthy and changing your lifestyle to be as healthy as can be in order to enjoy and have a longer life.
A detected kidney disease like Diabetic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones etc. needs to be appropriately and skillfully treated. This demands good medical training, active and relevant medical research, and committed support for kidney sufferers.
Potentially fatal kidney disorders occur three to four times more commonly in our underprivileged African population.
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Businesses and other funders – government and grantmaking agencies – should prioritise funding capacity building interventions within nonprofit organisations (NPOs). By investing in building the capacity of NPOs to enable them to manage their finances efficiently and improving, among others, donors will be contributing to ensuring that NPOs deliver quality services in line with their respective mandates and also sustain those services beyond donor funding.
Tracey Henry, chief executive officer at Tshikululu Social Investments, writes that capacity building is a term associated with interventions geared towards strengthening the functioning of NPOs because it should be an integral part of any business’ development plan that both for-profit and NPOs need to make a priority. Henry warns that capacity building that is imposed by a funder has very little chance of success. She adds: “As NPOs continue to work with donors to address inequality and poverty in South Africa, capacity building interventions will arguably become even more important in the long term - ensuring sustainable impact in communities.”
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