An individual who raised charity for children to help them in their time of need is our inspiration for today’s write-up – Marvin Rauf. In 2012, Marvin Rauf was inspired by the BBC’s charity – Children in Need. He visited the Gambia with two friends; they invested their money into water and sanitation projects in several rural villages. Marvin Rauf saw the lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene and how these impact poor and vulnerable communities.
Born in England, to Jamaican and Kashmiri parents, from birth Marvin Rauf experienced a diverse and multicultural upbringing in which he benefited from having a richness of perspectives, morals, and values. Marvin believes that charity is the way of unconditionally extending love and kindness to others, which is a conscious act. When Charity is carried out without any expectation, it is a one-way act where a person gives but asks for nothing in return. Still, the heart makes the final decision without expecting anything in return.
Some people believe charity should begin at home, but people like Marvin think it should originate from the heart. However, charity begins from the heart as you feel the urge to give, starting from home and extending to others in society. It is the act of nature that makes it precious and soulful.
Charity begins with the inward awareness of a need to show compassion to others, consciously or unconsciously. All individuals have problems, troubles, and griefs of some sort in life, but charity starts with those who learn to downplay their concerns to extend compassion, kindness, and love to help others. Hence some people set aside their pain to relieve the pain of others.
Purpose of Charity:
Charity is necessary and should be performed for the benefit of the general public, as well as to provide aid to those in need anywhere in the world, especially those who are orphans or victims of hunger, disease, poverty, or natural disasters. Charity should also be used to meet these people’s basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care.
By providing scholarships and rewards to students enrolled in full-time school, philanthropic purposes can advance youth education for the general good. People express profound pain while thinking about poverty in the developing countries, yet they don’t seem to make any efforts to lessen or eradicate the issue. In the modern world, poverty has taken on sinister proportions, and we remain indifferent to it. Because of this, we are unable to put an end to it.
Charities bring people who care about a cause together so they can change the world. Charities offer assistance in a variety of ways, but the three main ones are direct assistance, informational assistance, and issue-awareness raising. Many charity combine these activities. There will be a charity working on whatever issue is important to you.
Research conducted for the Charity Commission in 2014 demonstrated that 40% of the public say that they or their close family or friends have benefited from or used a charity’s services. And when prompted with a broader range of services that charities might provide, such as art galleries, museums, and youth clubs, the figure went up till93%.
Almost a quarter of charities in Britain are faith-based, with research suggesting that faith-based charities make up almost half of all overseas aid and human rights charities.