The world is shifting; a new normal is being birthed. Will this be a better new normal? Are we humble enough to admit our mistakes? Have we heard the cry of those most affected by corruption and poor leadership? At a time where information is more widely available, it is our actions that speak the loudest, for it is only by our actions that we can truly show that this new normal will be better.
821 million people go to bed hungry every night all over the world, chronically hungry. As the new Global Report on Food Crisis published [in 2020] shows, there are a further 135 million people facing crisis levels of hunger or worse. That means 135 million people on earth are marching towards the brink of starvation. The World Food Programme analysis shows, due to the Coronavirus, an additional 130 million people [were vulnerable to be] pushed to the brink starvation by the end of 2020. That’s a totalof 265 million people. – David Beasley, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director
The sad reality is that more than 50% of the people mentioned above live in Africa. We cannot eradicate the systemic poverty without eradicating systemic corruption.
Organisations such as Ezrah are instrumental in partnering with Unashamedly Ethical to take a stand for ethics, values and clean living. Having attended a number of Ezrah workshops, I can confidently say that they have a heart for the communities and people they serve. Ezrah’s “Think Ethics”-course has the unique ability to equip and empower a person from any background to make better decisions, specifically regarding ethical governance.
I believe it is the duty of every individual in the non- profit sector to be well equipped when it comes to ethics and values. Mariëtte and her team celebrate every organisation and person who takes a stand for ethics, values and clean living as the unsung heroes that our society needs today.
Managing Director of Unashamedly Ethical