“We don’t need to bring the arts to children – they find all these activities, to draw, to write, to act, to sing, to dance, come naturally to them. But these activities need to be encouraged, acknowledged and valued because they all too easily get pushed to one side and lost. And when we encourage them, we are not only helping young people to fulfil themselves, we are creating tomorrow.”
All these jokes about Uganda are pretty unfair I think. I’m not saying that the campaign is perfect; I know there are many professionals who criticise the charity.
But it’s much more than just a video about Uganda, it’s an inspirational video telling us that we CAN change the world and we CAN make a difference. A message which we can apply to all things in life we feel strongly about, not just Uganda.
It doesn’t matter what it is you feel passionate about, whether it’s poverty in Africa, a local charity, eating healthily, animal cruelty or even just wanting better facilitates in your town. This video should inspire YOU to stop waiting for somebody else to speak out and stand up for what you believe in.
So what if people didn’t know about it before? The video clearly states that its whole purpose is to educate and raise awareness about something which otherwise, people wouldn’t know about!
So maybe the message is not to slag people off for “not caring” before. But to KEEP caring about the issue once this whole video craze has disappeared. Prove them wrong, go change the world.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."