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SUSTAINED SOCIAL SOLUTIONS

Social Development is good, I enjoy advocating for a social inclusive system across all platforms. However, I am for a sustained and result oriented strategy. A strategy that involves longterm solutions that will not just “feed the fish”, but “teach the fish to feed”. I visited, an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in Abuja for an outreach on Menstrual Hygiene Management and I was caught in between feelings.

One thing that caught my attention, was the environment we used. At first, I thought it was the camp but was later told it was a school environment, however, the school wasn’t up to standard and that really touched me. As a social impact advocate, I experience, ups and downs during these kind of outreaches. The ups come in the form of the smiles, grateful attitude, warm reception and spirit of survival that the recipients receive however, it still touches me that some of these people like to remain in the condition they are in. Don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it feels as though they have even stopped trying to push, to get more out of life so they just wait to be “fed”, “helped” or “taken care of”.

Sometimes, the results we expect to see are not seen because even after the sensitizations, some of them go back to “square one”. Now this can be really discouraging.

What do you think can make this reluctant attitude in change stop?

Chukukere Amarachi is an Artistic Nigerian Social Impact Advocate, Blogger, Communications & Media Enthusiast, Aspiring Social Entrepreneur and Trainer who promotes and believes in sustainable livelihoods for all. She seeks to inspires a global audience with her voice, business, community development projects and advocacy messages. Her Goal Building an enabling environment for great potentials to thrive. She can be really goofy and playful, is attracted to exotic dishes and locations and wouldn't mind owning a private jet, oh yeah! She's a strong believer and follower of Jesus Christ. For her people who cook, create, explore and travel have a spot in my heart ♥

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