I believe that most people want to do good deeds. Some more than others but very few are downright uncaring when faced with the misfortunes of other people.
In Denmark we just had a television fundraiser that raised almost 12 million euro for various charities in Africa. I think that is pretty decent for a country with about 6 million inhabitants. We are not knee-deep in recession but pretty hard up anyway. That is doing good.
When I lived in Ghana as a volunteer, I fell very ill with type 3 malaria. In fact I was unable to grasp the severity of my situation and was only saved because the locals carried me to, not the nearest, but the best clinic. That was doing good and doing right.
We need to be doing more right. There 70.000 disabled children in the UK, who are waiting to get a suitable wheelchair (source: whizz kids). We can do better than that. We can do right!
While I would never want anyone to stop doing good, I would encourage to do both. Do good and do right – at the same time.
The Noah Lequime Foundation has set out to do just that. Help our children, then recycle and help even more. It is possible and it is the right thing to do. We will be doing right until the respective governments realize, that doing right should be on the political agenda.
Most people cannot bear to look at a starving child lying on the ground and rightly so. If the same people knew it was so, could they bear to see a disabled child lying on the floor because there is no funding for a wheelchair? I do not think so and it will be our mission to bring the facts into the light.
Helping our children is doing good, doing right and being pretty smart too.