Mandela on orphans

Nelson Mandela once equated the world to a human body. He said that in the same way a human body cannot deny the impact of gangrene on a limb, the world cannot ignore the plight of so many orphans in Africa. To do so is not just immoral, it imperils us all.

Mandela’s powerful analogy stands for any situation in which children are put at risk or left alone to fend for themselves.

But if meaningful and lasting action and change is to take place, first people across the globe must know and understand the issue. KasCare has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring warmth and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors.

Spread the message, starting with the young and the old

The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world. As our new board settles into its work, talented and experienced communicators are already tackling the awareness issue.

Programs like KazKids and KasElders are part of the campaign. KasKids in particular holds enormous promise; it has the potential to ignite the energy, enthusiasm and compassion of young minds awakening to notions of injustice of all kinds.

Through the children, families and whole communities can be drawn in to creating small but intersecting ripples of change on the face of this vast disaster.

The board comprises skilled professionals whose creative and business skills will throw up new and ever more inventive and resourceful ways of spreading the word.

A mighty wall of ideas, one brick at a time

Media such as the KasCare Forum and our Square Circle newsletter also allow our many thousands of followers a voice not only to express themselves, but to communicate new ideas and methods for spreading the word further. We ask you to use them, loud and long.

A wall becomes structurally strong only because hundreds or thousands of bricks are laid, one at a time. Your ideas are our bricks. And we want to build a mighty wall.