Something fishy

The old adage about ‘give a man a fish and he will have food for a day; teach him how to fish and he will have food for a lifetime’ is particularly true in community development.

I am often reminded of how easy it is for most people to ‘help’ others by simply giving them something… far more difficult to invest the extra throught, time and energy in teaching that person to become self-sufficient… whether on an emotional or physical level.

So – next time you start reaching for that fish in your pocket, why not think again and rather go fetch that spare fishing rod?!


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