The art of giving to targeted causes, aimed at influencing social change and impacting people and communities, is a global practice that transcends generations.
Overall, the reasons why individuals, institutions, and organizations actually use charity to lend a helping hand, in cash or in kind, to organizations or groups in need are characterized largely by differences of opinion and standpoint. I’m here. Much of the controversy behind philanthropy in practice centers around the source of the giver’s wealth rather than its impact on results or targets. Nevertheless, philanthropy has grown exponentially in recent decades, contrary to traditional expectations of a significant decline in volume and influence. Break down temporary barriers to entry across markets and geographies.
However, compared to the West, Africa primarily grapples with the challenges of rising inequality and poverty. This continent is her second most unequal continent in the world and is home to the seven most unequal countries, with 0.0001% of the richest people owning her 40% of the continent’s overall wealth. (by OXFAM).
With persistent challenges of political instability, corruption and mismanagement of collective resources by the ruling classes, the need for more impactful allocation of resources to reach the poorest people and communities has always existed. The African continent has many opportunities and a booming population. Most of them are young people from her 18 to her 35 years old, and with a rapidly growing economy and abundant natural resources, there is even greater room for development. As such, Africa has always been a hotbed of some of the most influential development work by global philanthropists. A growing international city.
Clearly, the redefinition of the model of philanthropic mediation (the reallocation of funds from surplus to deficit) and the ensuing implementation of it will have young Africans passionate about escaping intergenerational stagnation and underdevelopment. depends on Sadly. They are driven by the energy, enthusiasm and, more importantly, technology backed by innovation and ingenuity that make radical advances and breakthroughs for community penetration. Have a vehicle ready to hit your target.
Jacob Mwati, current associate professor and deputy director of the Center for African Philanthropy and Social Investment at Wits Business School in South Africa, said: In fact, technology is giving rise to new ways of giving through social media, crowdfunding platforms, and mobile donations. Such tools could facilitate fundraising efforts and act as catalysts for domestic giving. ”
Especially in crowdfunding efforts for social causes, there are a lot of opportunities to expand on the successes that have been achieved so far.Platforms like Go-Fund-Me offer emergency medical, social, educational, political, and financial funding. goals met and exceeded with notable donations reaching thousands of dollars.
Similarly, young people can explore technology, mobilize across geographic boundaries, and collaborate to mobilize time, natural resources, talents, and skills for charitable causes.
Domestically, the intensity of interventions in poorer areas of Africa has so far been driven mainly by religious, policy and project backgrounds, but social media has been used not only to identify social causes, but also to mobilize and It’s becoming a real tool for action. final distribution.
Religious gatherings of worshipers also provide a powerful platform for growing a “congregation” of young philanthropists, especially in the key tenet of both Christianity and Islam: giving. Ridden by religious causes, young people can conduct large-scale outreach to whole families and communities where strong bonds of unity, faith and purpose are fostered.
A prominent and respected international organization is leading the forefront of next-generation philanthropic mediation in Africa to impact social causes and reduce death and suffering. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gaining traction in this area.
Election precedent is not entirely different in many African countries, with ambitious public owners spending huge sums of money to induce the acceptance of voting blocks within targeted electoral districts. Undertaking the sharing of the staple food. Nevertheless, although this formally does not make much difference to the rise of the individual poverty ladder in these communities, it temporarily serves the needs of both individuals and citizens. Young people form the largest share of the voting population in many African countries, such as Nigeria, and thus promote a greater concentration of private finance for development with strong social causes. can do.
Funds pooled from private sector industry leaders to tackle development are becoming increasingly popular among elites, with the education and health sectors hailing the largest interventions in Africa. As can be surmised, not unrelated to the renewed focus on health, well-being and the future of work post-COVID-19, technology and human capital are making change, redistribution of wealth and health imperative. is the world’s game-changer to covet. .
Sublime causes of development emanate from previously neglected sources. In Nigeria, where I am from, the National Youth Service Corp, a year-long program for fresh college graduates to work on the integration, knowledge and community development of the country, is the result of intended philanthropy. We are achieving our goal. Annually in collaboration with communities, traditional chiefs, business entities, governments and non-governmental organizations.
This seems to give credence to my supreme conviction that young people are the mainstream and a force to be reckoned with in the era of destructive jets. , is the structure necessary to strengthen the development of the immediate community and beyond. Only the spirit of the world can trigger the achievement of goals on the continent.
- Imouokhome is a Senior Technology Consultant at PwC Nigeria. Obei is the first female president of the Babcock Economics Student Association.