You don’t need money to Simply Do Good. We all have different skills that can be put to good use to help others in our local community. Here are a few ideas that might help to inspire you….
Photography – many CBOs struggle to get those eye-catching images that will help them raise the profile of their work. Using your photography skills you could provide them with content for a couple of months AND give them some tips on how to take better pictures.
Writing – Write a guest blog post for an individual or organisation, write positive reviews or comments online to help boost someone’s work, write an article for a local paper about something positive in your community…
Cooking – find an organisation that teaches cooking skills and offer to do a guest teaching slot. It’s always great for students to have someone different come in and teach for a few hours! Our friends at Seed of Hope in Nairobi enjoyed a baking session with a member of our team.
Acting – is there a community group near you with kids who have a passion for acting? Help them prepare and perform a small piece. It could even become a fundraising event if you could team up with others to help sell tickets etc!!
Marketing – there are many social enterprises out there with great products that are not selling. Use your skills to help an organisation find better ways to market their work whether it’s online or in face to face selling to distributors.
Painting/Art – Art can be a great source of therapy but it can also be a life-changing source of income for those with great talent. Find a place where you can share the skills you have to help others. We recommend checking out the Uweza Gallery in Kibera!
Sports – Are you good in tennis, golf, basketball or rugby? There are many sports that some children will never get to experience….and yet they might have a talent in them. Can you find a way to do a taster session to let children explore new sports?
If you have these skills or others and want some help finding a way to put them to good use, let us know! Or if you’re inspired to take action please tag @SDGKenya on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to tell us how it goes.
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