Whereas financial management skills have been taught at home and in school, few people have prioritized training children to donate. Children have been left to learn about it through what is portrayed online and offline in media and charity events. As students acquire learning, institutions should allocate time to train on how to donate. What is the importance of getting involved in philanthropy work?
Philanthropy teaches empathy
As children learn what giving is about, they tend to put themselves in the recipients’ shoes. This way, they understand the plight and daily struggles they go through. Teaching the art of empathy requires setting the scene through life stories of people in need. It may be as easy as inviting students to engage with other members of their less fortunate communities than themselves. Students learn that one must not have experienced tragedy to be compassionate about others, which is the very ethos of philanthropy.
Charity work breeds good character
As children normalize giving, they become attached to helping other people in society. They are in tune with their emotional well-being by learning that sharing is caring. Grasping the art of giving early in life serves as an excellent background to good morals. A compassionate child grows up thinking about others and respecting others who are less fortunate re not equally chanced in life and may need a helping hand.
Speaks to your child’s passion
As students interact with people facing different kinds of struggles, their minds are tuned to solve the challenges those less fortunate face. As they learn, the thought of doing much more than giving money comes alive through projects and thesis papers. In other cases, students make business plans around social issues that solve challenges for those affected. Philanthropy, therefore, is one way through which a child may discover their passions in life.
Students learn financial management
Allocating part of their pocket money to charity work may teach students the discipline of using the money for good; donating teaches kids how to plan for funds and allocate to different projects, including charity. Physical handling of money teaches them to divide and multiply.
Charity work has numerous benefits to students. Students learn how to become people of integrity in society. It teaches them how to take on social responsibility and gives them a greater sense of pride in solving communal problems.