Sunday, August 19, 2012

Giving Is Fashionable

As the world celebrated World Humanitarian Day on Sunday (19 August) we thought we’d highlight the wonderful work being done by some of our celebrities here on the African continent.

Giving to someone in need does not mean money or expensive gifts… something as priceless as a compliment or a smile goes a long way in showing you care.

Uti Nwachukwu of Big Brother Africa fame and current co-host of Jara recently celebrated his 30th birthday with 67 widows in Lagos. He said the reason he celebrated the day with the widows was to pay homage for the sacrifices that they have made for their families. Now that’s kind enough to make anyone’s heart melt!
Perhaps you can’t afford to host orphans and widows, but here’s something that you can do, give your seat on the bus to an elderly person instead of making them stand….mmmhhh, how priceless is that!

Earlier this month, the Charity Lounge campaign honoured amongst others musician 2Face Idibia and actress Stella Damasus for the charity work that they do…and speaking of honouring those who think about the less fortunate, Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim received a special honour at the Humanitarian and Dinner Dance Party in Accra at the weekend. This was in recognition for her work she does with the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation.

Big up to the organisers of the dinner for encouraging charitable acts!

BBA StarGame finalist, Prezzo was also named a One Ambassador while on the show. Prezzo showed immense passion for the fight against poverty in Africa. You will remember that this year’s StarGame finalists did their bit for the humanitarian cause.

Watch this video!
The United Nations ambassador for this year’s campaign, BeyoncĂ©, said: “Do one thing for another human being…nothing’s too small.” World Humanitarian Day is celebrated each year on the 19 August. The aim of the day is to increase public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation.

By Ayanda Kunene / Africa Magic

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