International Day of Charity 

Charity seems to have somehow gained a negative connotation recently, as disempowering, almost becoming an antonym to development, and conscience washing limited to giving away, up to creating dependence on caregiving. But is it really? The famous quote says “give someone a fish and you will feed them for one, teach them to fish and they will never go hungry”, however somebody recently commented that one does not exclude the other, and learning how to fish while being hungry is not exactly the best state for concentrating and learning, therefore giving the fish, and learning how to fish, are not exactly mutually excluding.  

This day was born to raise awareness on the importance of charity as well as reminder of the necessity to coordinate charity activities, and organisations across the world, be that individual all the way to philanthropic organisations. The goal is to make people sensible about the importance and to connect NGOs and stakeholders around the world to support one another, and of course to celebrate the accomplishments achieved so far by convincing others to donate material resources or their time to carry out charitable work, in order for development to occur. 

Rescogita is a startup that focuses on education through training, coaching, capacity building and consulting, grounded on the principles of ecopsychology, meaning in identifying practical solutions to affect the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the biosphere in a single approach. 

Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner