The world of the 21st century is a very divided and unequal place. The current decade is ending with very grim situations the world over. Although many positive developments have taken place, and these include the reduction of poverty and mortality (for causes other than age) to all-time lows in relation to the world's population, nonetheless, because of population growth, the sheer numbers of people living in poverty, suffering and dying of curable diseases, being sold into and kept in slavery are at a record high. Coupled with the growing number of natural disasters fueled by our unsustainable way of life, the coming decade is going to be incredibly challenging and even disastrous if we don't fuel change right now. Quite simply, there are millions of people suffering and something should be done about it.
During this year of 2019, I have taken on a new attitude. I am getting things done, like publishing a book I wrote 13 years ago. What can I do about all the social and environmental issues that face this planet we call home? Well, here follow a few of my ideas...
5% of all profit made from my books will go to charitable endeavours
As of June 2019, 2% will go to Taking Wing Foundation towards supporting youths and young adults, residing in Gothenburg's immigrant district and who come from disadvantaged, immigrant backgrounds, achieve their potential.
3% of profits will be donated to the Children in Need Foundation based in Jinja, Uganda and which, at the point of this writing, is taking care of 35 homeless children without government or NGO support.
About Taking Wing Foundation
Taking Wing Foundation is my own initiative to provide life coaching to young adults from the immigrant district where I live. I feel strongly that the biggest untapped potential for significant change is embedded in the youths with disadvantaged, immigrant background who have their feet in two worlds and who can therefore think out of the box to develop new and innovative solutions to our social and environmental problems. However, many of these youths are stuck with negative mental processes and self-images which hold them back from achieving their potential. Life coaching is the perfect solution to this, and I would like to provide it for a better future.
About Children in Need Foundation
The Children in Need Foundation is an initiative set up by Faizal Owere from Jinja, Uganda to provide a home for homeless children in the area. In June 2019, there are currently 35 children under his care, however he does not have the funds to set up an official orphanage, nor to establish the foundation as an NGO. He receives no local support at this point, however has shown good initiative and a desire to get the foundation to be an independent organisation that can stand on its own feet. With my homeland being South Africa, this initiative is close to my heart and I shall do what I can to support Mr Owere's endeavours to turn his generous, kindhearted actions into a fully fledged orphanage. Find out more about the initiative directly from the founder on Instagram: @owere87