|TOO MUCH SUFFERING
||[Jan. 12th, 2010|12:41 pm]
Helping out Africa
Many people care, and actively help, putting programmes together that do make a real difference, but still the suffering goes on, and on, with little or no hope in sight that Africa will ever be restored to former glory, when trees and food were abundant.
If it was in your power to help this nation, would you?
I am aware of several things that could greatly help alleviate suffering.
Africa needs to invest in solar power technology (mini systems to create self-sufficient communities / ecovillages). Not hydro-power stations, as planned.
Africa needs decent affordable housing & essential equipment such as buckets which could easily be provided via recycled plastics if the developed nations collected plastics. (A very versatile material, ideal for fashioning / molding into various housings...)
If sustainable small communties / ecovillages were created, and the surrounding land cultivated to grow trees, food etc.,
(the money currently spent on handing out dried food aid which causes massive dependencies, could be partly diverted to pay for this innovative, long-term project), that would begin the greening of the desert in Africa...
In the UK & USA there are many unemployed people languishing, getting drunk, doing drugs... and some talk of the need to bring back conscription i.e. compulsory military service. But it is my belief the governments of these and other countries should introduce a non-militaristic service that people could join enabling them to go to countries such as Africa, where there is a desperate need of new housing, schools, hospitals etc., so this good work gets done , and much experience is gained by helping others.
Please consider implementing this answer.