Thursday, September 14, 2006

This whole NGO thing.

Is a strange one isn't it?

I can't actually come to a hard and fast view on it and I suspect many people feel the same way.

After all, if a person genuinely seeks to do good, whether as an NGO in Sri Lanka or in any other role, does it really matter what they choose to do on their day off?

The answer is a definite yes, because many are offended by the out of hours activities of the few. But I don't think that the average NGO should have to live the life of a hermit either. Good people doing good things can still go out and get drunk and stoned and continue their work the next day. The NGOs I disapprove of are the ones who are false, not really helping and have just signed up to see the world a bit and have a good time.

I have learnt that there are many NGOs who do a bloody good job under hard and strenuous conditions and they are to be applauded. They are mostly the type who don't do it for recognition, so a round of applause may not go down too well.

Get rid of the rubbish and highlight the bad but let's not paint them all with the same brush.

And that was probably the first and only time I have used 3 metaphors in 1 sentence.


galle blogger said...

100% correct, i fully agree.
the question is why do ppl not understand such a simple, honest and easy to grasp concept?

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Thanks, galle blogger. I like your blog BTW