Are you someone who likes to give back to your community and someone who always wants to help other people? If so, the internet can help you to assist other people in South Africa in many different ways. Giving is an attitude that can open doors of opportunities
Below are some of the most effective ways to use the internet in this way.
Get a Qualification that Can Help Others in Your Country
One of the best ways to help others is to get a qualification that allows you to work with people who need your help. For instance, if you want to work in a position where you will be helping seniors as a social worker, there are many online masters in social work courses available.
Teach Other South African’s Online
In recent years, internet technologies and video technologies in South Africa have advanced at a fast rate and it’s now possible to communicate effectively with other people through a wide range of video conferencing systems and training platforms. This gives you the perfect opportunity to teach or advise people. You can do this on a voluntary basis, or you could provide an affordable service for others.
Social media has changed the way millions of South Africans interact with their friends and family. Thanks to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, sick, elderly and less fortunate people are able to affordably keep in contact with other people, no matter where they are located. Currently, there are 13 million Facebook users and 7.4 million Twitter users in South Africa, and these figures look set to rise even further.
This is a particularly important resource for individuals who may not be able to leave their homes and interact with people in their local community. It’s also the perfect solution for older members of society who may have family members living a long distance away from them.
Donations to South African Charities
It’s never been as easy as it is now to donate money to all kinds of charitable organizations. A wide range of charity websites, online payment processors and online donation systems are available that allow you to give money to worthy causes. Example of these charities include FEED (Feed, Empower, Educate, Develop), based in Johannesburg, JAM South Africa, and the Philippi Children’s Centre.
However, you should always research the organization you intend to donate to and make sure that they are a legitimate charity before you take out your credit card or send money.
Offer Your Services for Free
Some South Africans like to take things into their own hands and decide to help people who are less well-off in a more direct way. If you have technical or online skills, they can be invaluable to a wide range of South African charities and other important organizations.
For example, more charitable organizations and groups are turning to the internet and they are always looking for local web designers, graphic designers and people who have social media skills.
The internet has helped to improve millions of people’s lives in South Africa. Many of the technologies we take for granted today were not available a few years ago. We can use these technologies to make life easier for less well-off people, we can use them to make life more enjoyable for less fortunate people, and we can use our spare time in a more giving and charitable way.