Seeding good deeds today is an annual tradition of doing good deeds. This tradition is practiced all over the world and on this particular day, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer to help putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good to improve the lives of others regardless of the quantity and by doing so we are positively and together changing the world.
This year, in Zambia particularly Mpangala village of Sansamwenje Community, the good deeds day was commemorated and the grand event took place at the newly built TIIF school with hundreds of community members in attendance.
This special event was courtesy of TIIF and was celebrated under the theme : moving from shaming to faming
The event was graced by men and women from all walks of life representing different clusters of our society.
These gallant men and women included those from Education, Health, Court, Social Welfare, Agriculture, Traditional leaders and the Media.
The event made the majority realize that the world could only change if we all walked the talk. Therefore, the event was meant to highlight the profound importance of being brother’s keeper.
It was altogether colorful and Incorporated in the program were life lessons that came from passionate agents of change.
The people of Sansamwenje village especially traditional leaders hailed the initiative of the TIIF Director, Mr Nsekwila Kelvin saying this was the first time the community was seeing an occasion of this kind, so unique and beneficial!
They further said humanity is key to building any nation and the doing good deeds day is one tradition that we should add to our calendar because by doing so, we are weeding our virgin plants from which we shall pluck fruits when we are old.
“ Tusekwile imiti iikula.”
The village headman, Mr Siame Leonard later on asked parents to refrain from marrying off their children at a tender age infringing their rights as they are future leaders.
Many lessons were offered and the community received them with much gratitude some of which included "the need to be good and continue doing good" contributed by the TIIF Director, emphasising on the need to cultivate humanity in the today's generation.
Mr Kabaghe Richard, who is the village secretary, also reminded the community about the child protection policy, adding on that there was need to protect and support children children's Rights if we are to have a responsible and bright generation.
The head teacher from Sansamwenje secondary school, Mr. Chilongo Henley was not left out, and getting the chance to address people of Sansamwenje he urged parents and children to see the Importance of Education pointing to officials that attended the event.
The health wing took advantage of the event and preached Child Nutrition through the Community Health Assistant, Ms. Mwansa Modesta, and other lessons were: the Importance of Physical Activities by the Physical Education teacher Mr. Nkhoma Cletus and Child Development by Mr Peter Zimba who represented the media.
TIIF believes doing good deeds allows young people to learn and practice important skills, such as social awareness, perspective taking, empathy, and in some cases, organizational skills. For most people, helping others is intrinsically rewarding; we feel good when we know that we have made other people feel good.
“Remember, young people will be more likely to do what they see you doing. If we want our generation to begin to make a practice of doing good deeds for others, let's make sure we are doing good deeds ourselves.”