By Chayanee Keereewong, a yearlong Boarding School Participant hosted in Kadi

Chayanee Keereewong, a yearlong Boarding School Participant hosted in Kadi had the opportunity, along with her host family had donated food to the poor people of the town during the floods in Kadi, Gujarat. This is a community service to which she rendered to volunteer with her host siblings and host parents.

(Photo Above: Community Service with her Host Family; Host Sister and Chayanee)

Chayanee quotes:

“like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings “ – by Nelson Mandela

Poverty is a major issue in the world and should be solved as quickly as possible. However, for that to happen, all of us need to work hard to help the poor.

For me, I may not be that rich to donate a majority of money to the charity but what I can do is donate my time to help people who really need it.

If we all just took 10 minutes out of our day to help someone that needs it then we can make a huge difference without sacrificing much.

“A little bit goes a long way.

Poverty will not be solved overnight but if we ignore it nothing will ever change. Most people in poverty don’t choose to be there but they are born into it, some people are privileged and born into wealthy families.

“To give is to help people just like you that aren’t in privileged.”

Even though I am just a 16-year-old girl, I have helped many people and I will continue to do so for the rest of my life because I believe that we all were born with the ability to change someone’s life. So why waste it?”