WASH-September to December 2020 Project by Muthoni Kibaara
Sustainable Development Goals: 6
- SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
Community service can be described as acts of willing kindness or helping hand to those in need in the same residing community. This responsibility can be taken up by individuals or teams of people as the volunteer to assist those in need. Our project begun at the beginning of the semester as a mandatory course for the pharmacy program that enabled us to take responsible and challenging actions for the common good of those in our community surrounding us or that we are in. This project took a total number of three months to be planned, executed, finalised and most importantly help us discover the universal aspects of human nature as well as lend a helping hand to those in need. The main sources of funding that the team received were from the 3000 ksh contributed by the 18 students in the team, family, friends and finally the team created an M-changa fundraising platform which was shared across social media and kind people contributed. Community service benefited the students life and personal development together with the community as a whole by helping raise social awareness and responsibility in the community. It was a heart-warming experience especially seeing the children’s faces and reactions when they received all the items. The joy they had gave me joy and hope that the future of these children will be bright. It gave me hope that the children will feel like they are part of the society with the opportunities they have been given to study, play and have a normal life like the rest of the children who are not in homes. Protecting the welfare of children is important for everyone in the society because they are the future generation and a lot is expected of them. Ensuring that they live quality lives with good health and education will give hope to the future of the country.
A community can be classified as a team of individuals living in a common area that share similar characteristics and qualities. Community service can therefore be described as acts of willing kindness or helping hand to those in need and in the same community. This responsibility can be taken up by individuals or teams of people as the volunteer to assist those in need. Those offering the helping hand normally do not receive anything in return for their help however, they may be given t-shirts that may identify the organization representing the service givers.