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Member since 16 Jul 2008
Member from Upper Hutt
Hi , Patrick here and this is my first post
I am looking to find other people who are interested in developing large support in their local community for the idea of 'adopting' a 3rd. world community that needs assistance. Perhaps you know of something in NZ or elsewhere that may be operating in this way, that I can get advice from.
The ultimate aim would be to get small towns and also perhaps city suburbs to take some responsibility for poor communities overseas by 'adopting' them until they are more self- sufficient.
Also, it would be a great opportunity for young NZers (and not so young) to go o'seas, literally give a hand and more fully realise how lucky we are here.
Comments and ideas very welcome
Ta - Patrick
Member since 21 Jan 2007
Member from Napier
Welcome Patrick.Personally I think your idea is valid but not feasible.We have enough poor and needy people in New Zealand.No-one looks after these,so why bother with anyone overseas?
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Omokoroa
well patrick i think your idea is a good one,but why is it those countries dont support their own then..time the govts there pulled their finger out and got on with looking after their own.cheers pearly
Member since 31 May 2007
Member from Palmerston North
Hi Patrick --
I think perhaps the best way for you to find like-minded people in this project might be to contact your local paper -- maybe as a letter to the editor. You could even phone or email the Dominion Post with this idea, and see if they might do a story about it. This would attract people who were really interested in your idea.
Of course you would need to have some firm plan in mind.
I think , though, that World Vision already has a scheme where people can contribute to "village projects" like getting clean water.
Member since 01 Jul 2008
Member from Kakanui
have you heard about mend - they help people with artificial limbs and he is a kiwi guy that does great work. look them up on the net.
Post deleted at 26 Aug 2008 1:45pm by patrick
Member since 03 May 2006
Member from Point Chevalier
patrick, don't you think one of the best ways to help other countries in trouble in the long term, would be to overcome poverty in New Zealand, a land of relative plenty, first?
But how is that to be done - by sharing all our wealth with the poor?
Post deleted at 26 Aug 2008 1:42pm by patrick
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