In the past years, the concept of outreach and volunteerism revolve around the idea of short-term activities. People think that once your organization visits a specific rural community, it’s already considered volunteer work. A number of them even see volunteering as part of their bucket lists during holidays. Some of their to-do lists include helping in a one-day coastal cleanup, visiting kids with disabilities, or conducting tree planting.
People once treated signs of mental illness as punishments from a higher being. This would often mean that the afflicted person would not receive the proper care they need. As time passed, our understanding of these cases has changed. We now know better thanks to research and developments in psychology.
In terms of its effects on individuals, social media has been perceived by many to have a generally negative connotation to the human minds. At this hour, I think it’s reasonable that we deviate a little from that thought as social media has another side. In a world of digital connectivity, these social media platforms have found a way to rock the tourism industry and travel businesses – that is through effective, extensive advertising and marketing.
Conducting outreach programs are hard work. Every organization has to make sure to impact the lives of the people of the community through the implementation of projects. Great outreach programs are not obtained in a snap of your fingers. It needs a combination of dedication, patience, research, and social skills. Below are several of the do’s and don’ts when conducting outreach activities.
Establishing social enterprises is becoming a trend in society. It is considered an agent of change and has a significant role in community development. Before tackling how it can be of help to the growth of vulnerable communities, let us first explore the ins and outs of social enterprising.
Have you ever tried living on a dollar a day? Some people are living on that budget every single day. What’s worse? They have their whole family to feed on that meager amount. These people don’t have any choice. They believe they will die that way too.