A Perfect Gift
What can be a perfect gift for a festive occasion? Should it be versatile, heartening or fulfilling?
The idea of sharing is variedly defined. Even in remote areas where poverty is their regular, a good intention stemming from charitable deeds, humanitarian relief and a hope to bolster a sustainable economy lead to the founding of “OXFAM Unwrapped”, an international charitable organization that aims to find lasting solution to poverty and to promote self-improvement in Africa. Motivated by its strong intention to support the underprivileged, OXFAM, offers farming tools, instead of a cash donation, to ensure that the locals can stand on their own feet. Donors can choose from cattle, donkeys, hens, beehives, seeds to donate. Clean water is also produced to encourage well-being and to support small business in the region. OXFAM works throughout and rigorously to equally distribute “the gift” and to eradicate indigence. Responses to the organization has been satisfying with a great number of members and overseas offices.
How can a community survive abject misery and grief without a positive force? In times of hardship, be it natural or man-made, we suffer the great loss of lives, wealth, economy, community and environment. During the past decade natural disasters threatened more than 4 billion lives. So to say, physical harm, separation and failure has become part of communing with nature.
As life goes on, holding one's end up is a glorious act. Apart from internal force, a solid base equipped with sound knowledge derived from technology utilization and keen understanding of the world not only strengthen our next step but also help prepare ourselves for the looming crisis.
Amidst mixed feelings of cheer and sadness, positive thinking and being upright can be a good start and a perfect gift everyone is yearning for.