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A Campaign to #UniteSA through Random Acts of Kindness for Freedom Day

Written by: Dianne Mc Alpine

When Brent Lindque gave lunch to a homeless man in 2014, and challenged his friends to follow his lead, he did not expect the whirlwind of support that followed. His actions drew attention of foreign media, and all across the country South Africans scrambled to get involved.

The #RAK campaign was born and for two years now we have seen South Africans come together to do good.

Inspired by this, Talana Wilson is encouraging South Africans to get involved in a campaign to #UniteSA through acts of kindness in the lead up to Freedom Day on the 27th April.

UniteSA is a that each and every person living in South African can take part in, in their own time and with the resources available to them. Individually we sometimes feel our small gesture of kindness doesn't make a difference in the bigger scheme of what the world needs, this campaign is about what all our small gestures do together when we work together... as a united nation.

Talana Wilson, #UniteSA

The call is simple; in the next week, as we approach Freedom Day, carry out a random act of kindness and spread the news about #UniteSA. Of course, the actions we choose to do will run deeper than surface deeds; Talana hopes that by encouraging our friends and families to participate, we could end up removing social barriers and learning more about out country.

I would love to see a nation standing up for each other, I'd like to see racial and political barriers broken down, I would like South Africans to join forces and be one very powerful voice, so as far as the activities go... I hope that the activities chosen are geared towards getting to know our fellow South Africans so as to squash the narrow minded views society drowns us with.

Talana Wilson, #UniteSA

If you would like to share a story or pictures form your random act of kindness for #UniteSA, then feel free, but do not feel that this is required. The point is about doing it for yourself and for the other person, and instigating behavioral change in our country.

So many people want to do good deeds but don't want to shout it from the rooftops, so as far as sharing their #RakSA for #UniteSA via social media, this is up to the individuals.

Talana Wilson, #UniteSA

To find out more visit their Facebook Page

For some inspiration on what you can do visit this site: RandomActsofKindness.org




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