MIND kids in front of the community market
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill.
We all have the capacity to inspire and create change. Regardless of age, background, economic or social status, giving is a universal opportunity. This has been proven time and time again by MIND Kids who irrespective of age and economic challenges have found creative means to solving problems around them.
MIND Foundation upholds the virtues of giving back and instils in young minds, leadership and life skills that enable them make informed choices in life and contribute to making the world a better place. The Community Service Learning module particularly creates opportunities for school-age participants to employ creativity and passion in providing solutions to identified needs in their communities. One of such opportunities was the Community Service Challenge that held from October 15th to November 15th, 2013 involving 7 community secondary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria.
The Challenge was to identify and provide creative solutions to an obvious problem affecting the lives of people in their communities. Projects implemented ranged from Peer-to-peer training on personal hygiene and general sanitation, Clean-Up Project in the community market, Creation of sign posts for school, to Clean-Up projects in School and the community.
All projects were executed by the MIND Kids from the respective schools and with minimal supervision by an adult mentor. They were able to raise donations where financial commitments were involved and in some cases executed their projects without money. Please see pictorial account of events at http://ow.ly/tCBju
“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody.” ~ Malcom Bane
We commend these young leaders for their courage and passion for making a change in their communities in spite of their limitations. This just buttresses the fact that anyone can make a difference, even you! As you donate generously to this project, you do not only provide material support for their learning but you join MIND Foundation in building a good foundation for tomorrow’s leaders.
What better season than this to show your love by giving to a meaningful cause!
From all of us at MIND Foundation
MIND kids from Amadi-Ama working on their signpost
MIND kids from Allu held a training on sanitation
MIND kids from Aluu donated wastebins to schools
MIND kids from Nkpolu with their banner project
MIND kids from Igwuruta on their service project
MIND kid from oroworukwo carry out a clean-up
MINDkids in Rumukwurushi working on their signpost
MINDkids from Abuloma carrying out their project