I will help my community and get to know the people I am helping.
Service and participation mean putting our values into action to help our community. If we think critically and talk to people, we can work out the best ways to have a positive impact on our communities and society as a whole. When we help others we also get to know more about their lives. This helps to fosters friendship and a good community feeling.
When we engage in service to the community it doesn’t just make the recipients better off. Those who serve develop new skills, experiences, and personal satisfaction.
One of the best ways to be happy is to make other people happy!
Engaging in service to benefit others enriches everyone’s lives.
Activity – Humanist Club
Most Humanist Schools have a Humanist Club. The clubs are partly a social activity which brings people together to discuss Humanism and to debate the big things that are happening in the country and the world.
Humanist groups have fun going out to help their communities. The work they do helps the school to become respected in the community. People can see that the school is encouraging its students to be responsible and to care for the people in the area.
Try to come up with a new project to help your community.
If you need ideas, these are some examples of what other schools have done:
- Making hand-washing stations next to the toilet of a needy family.
- Making washrooms.
- Making drying racks for cooking pots and clothes.
- Providing education to the community on health and hygiene.
- Cutting grass to deter snakes.
- Picking up litter.
- Providing entertainment in the village with song and dance.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
Small acts when mulitiplied by millions of people can transform the world.