We're really encouraged by the number of people who engaged in the first month of #SDGDaily! From Gospel Artists to PR people, pastors to students...we've had great feedback about how simple it is to do good using the #SDGDaily Calendar.
Yesterday, we hosted a gathering of people we've spoken to over the past few months about the work of Simply Do Good. Even at this event, we had singers, a hype man, an actor, a pastor, radio presenters, a sales and marketing manager and even a cop! Every one of them was there for one reason...they have a heart for doing good.
To start off the event, music producer and Kubamba Radio presenter Saint P spoke of his involvement with SDG as an Ambassador. This was followed by an explanation by Tin Roof Society Founder Shawn about WHY Simply Do Good started and the reason behind it. The first part of this explanation was a quote from the bible:
"9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith." Galations 6: 9-10
Each member of our team then took the story a bit further. Barbara outlined the three core focus areas for this year (Vulnerable People, Environment and Public Officers) before Wilberforce shared how he came to become involved in SDG and has inspired and co-ordinated the launch in several different counties. Next up, Fred spoke about how as a pastor, SDG is a very natural fit for him and how much he has enjoyed carrying out deeds in January. He then invited the group to share good deeds they had done in the recent past and how it made them feel or the impact it had. The answers were amazing:
- one person had paid fares for a stranger on a bus...only to find out later that the passenger only had fare for one way and had been stressed about how they would get home
- a music artist had heard a security guard at one of their gigs talking anxiously and clearly in distress. He found out that the guard's child had been refused a school leaving certificate due to a fees balance of 500ksh. All the artist had on Mpesa was 500ksh but he sent it so that the balance could be cleared and the certificate issued.
- our friendly cop had done a good deed just that morning on his way to our event. Having been dropped too far by the matatu, he alighted and came across a fight between two flower vendors. Although in civilian clothes, he took time to go over and stop the fight and help resolve the issue...and was rewarded with perfect directions to get to us!!
Having heard these examples, we then launched our February #SDGDaily calendar. This was warmly received and our friends were keen to sign up for deeds for the coming month!! We hope that you will join us by downloading a copy of this month's calendar and carrying out one deed a week. Let us know how it makes you feel or the impact it has by tagging us @sdgkenya on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.