We're two months in to #SDGDaily and really excited at how people have engaged with it. From sharing ideas for future deeds to letting us know which deeds they have carried out, we've enjoyed hearing your thoughts.
One of our supporters posted about the impact she has seen from simply doing good:
"I have never known the impact that the little high fives and smiles you share with the guards at different premises would have on them till they decided to open their hearts and just utter blessings. The guards at Daykio just made me get so emotional with their kind words. That feeling was worth a lot more than I thought it could be😀😀.
Use what you have to make that difference in someone's life at least one each day and the world will be a better place. Thank you Simply Do Good for bringing me to this realisation." Beth
We hope this inspires you to take up the #SDGDaily challenge and join us for the next month of deeds! Download your copy of the March calendar today.
On the 25th December 2017, two groups of people came together and hosted deeds in the cities of Nairobi and Eldoret. The idea for the Christmas deeds came from one individual whose birthday falls on Christmas Day as he wanted to give back to have a different birthday event. He shared the idea of providing food for vulnerable people living on the streets and most friends were interested in doing the deed. This is a great example of what we call an SDG Rafiki event – friends who decide to simply do good.
In Nairobi we had 14 people, all of them being students from different universities within Nairobi. They packed 100 dishes with pilau, meat and cabbage and carried 8 litres of juice and 101 bananas. They walked from Archives to Jivanjee within the CBD sharing food with 100 vulnerable people and giving words of encouragement as they served the meals.
In Eldoret we had a group of 13 friends, who were also students at local universities. They bought 6 boxes of milk, 120 cakes and 120 bananas and they gathered 110 vulnerable people from the streets and fed them. They took the opportunity to interact with them and gave them a chance to showcase their talents. The event concluded with a prayer and one of the people came forward to give a vote of thanks, for they really appreciated the generosity of the team.
Post By Wilberforce Otieno
On the 25th January 2018, SDG hosted a training called “The 45th Tribe” for our volunteers. We had a team of 28 participants from Nakuru, Eldoret and Nairobi. We met at Archives within Nairobi CBD then we walked to the Arboretum. On the way, I demonstrated the core values of SDG;
I did this simply by speaking to people that were living on the streets, taking time to value them and offer them words of encouragement.
We arrived at the Arboretum and did brief introductions. Our founder and my colleague, Shawn, carried out the first section of training with our volunteers explaining the connection between SDG and Tin Roof Foundation. We then took a short break, playing a game for team-building, and had an interaction with the team members. This was followed by the second section of the training where I spoke about the Simply Do Good focus areas.
After the training, I gave each of the volunteers a copy of our SDG Daily calendar and asked them to pick the deeds they felt they would be able to do. We then went into a circle and took time to know what skills each person has and had a prayer session to end the day. I was impressed with how youths like to change the world by taking steps to make it happen. With the training, I am encouraged that many people will get to know how to make their environment and the world a better place.
Post by Wilberforce Otieno
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