More and more young people from wealthy countries are spending time in communities in poorer countries doing unpaid work such as teaching or building houses. Why is this? Who benefits more from this, the communities or these young people?
It is indeed a fact that any poor country can thrive with enough charity work. And youngsters from developed countries become a helping hand to such countries by doing works like teaching and construction. In this essay, I will discuss the reason behind it, and we will see how it benefits both parties.
Showing kindness to others is one of the most significant gestures. We often teach our young ones to help anyone in need, regardless of race, gender, or nationality. As a result, we have observed a lot of communities from affluent countries that try to help those in desperate need of help. This act of kindness teaches them the value of human life. In this materialistic world, they learn about the importance of life. These acts also make them realize how fortunate they are and constantly reminds them to be humble and grateful. Such qualities cannot be taught in a classroom; therefore, they try to help people from developed countries.
On the other hand, countries that struggle to provide necessities benefit from the generous act of foreign youngsters. Unfortunate people who cannot afford an education can take advantage of young talent. Also, Benefits are not limited to education only. Nowadays, volunteers also provide help to build houses or cure viral diseases with the help of advanced technology.
But still, who is more beneficial? Well, In my opinion, both parties enjoy different benefits. Youngsters learn the most crucial lesson of kindness and develop a sense of satisfaction, and the developing country gets help with little to no investment to resolve various burning issues.
The number of youngsters leaving economically stable countries for less stable ones to do free work like building houses and teaching in communities is increasing daily. However, they do these to keep themselves occupied as there are fewer job opportunities in Urban areas; I believe that rural areas benefit more from this activity than the youth.
Many youths leave their comfort zone in the cities and migrate to rural areas to work without getting paid just because they couldn’t get a job in the big companies around them. Working in these areas keeps them busy and occupied rather than waiting to get a job. In addition, youths see this as an opportunity to gain more experience in their line of work, knowledge which is required to function optimally in the cities. When I graduated from the University as a Registered Nurse, I worked for six months in a village which boosted my experience before I sought for Job in Lagos.
However, even though it is working in the rural areas without getting paid benefits to the youths, I believe the people living in these communities are the biggest gainers from these acts of charity. To start with, these youths teaching in the rural schools and districts impact knowledge on the children. They bring ideas from the cities and teach these young ones. Also, those that engage in building structures help improve the well-being of the people living in the communities and improve the image of the area as a whole. For example, a youth posted to a rural site for his country’s service decided to build a latrine toilet for the community, which solved the problem of defecating in rivers and dams.
To round it up, youths leave the prominent and wealthy cities for poorer ones to assist in doing works like teaching and building structures to keep themselves busy and gather experience. However, I believe the community benefits more from this act of charity because the well-being of people residing in these areas is improved in the end.
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