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Africa's young people most generous 'givers' to the less privileged - research

Written by: Lengwadishang Ramphele

CEO at Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa, Gill Bates speaks to 702's Azania Mosaka about a survey conducted on patterns of giving, around the world.

The World Giving Index was done in 9 countries on 6 continents and Africa outperformed the West in all generosity behaviours, she says.

The survey shows that young people between 18 and 24 years of age are the highest givers, assisting those in need.

What we were measuring essentially was three generosity behaviors - giving money, giving time and helping a stranger.

Gill Bates, CEO at Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

The interesting thing is that money is no longer the only measurable, time is really now becoming a commodity to be reckoned with.

Gill Bates, CEO at Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

We are delighted about the results of the trends in Africa...

Gill Bates, CEO at Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

These are amazing statistics are showing us that our youth are really leading the way and inspiring the rest of us.

Gill Bates, CEO at Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa

To hear more about the results of the World Giving Index, listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Africa's young people most generous 'givers' to the less privileged - research




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