Play Your Part is a recently unveiled national program by Brand South Africa, and driven by the organisation forgood, to be able to inspire all South Africans – from businesses to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, young and not so young – to bring about positive change, to become involved, to simply play a part.
By way of our exceptional South African spirit of ubuntu and our natural creativity, we have high hopes to bring together like-minded individuals, communities and companies so that we may all develop into active citizens.
Play your part in providing someone additional aide, donating time and resources, offering the know-how to start a business or an opportunity to kick-start a career. Everybody has their role to play, big or small.
Together with the 35th anniversary of the Soweto uprisings approaching on 16 June, remember what South African youth have achieved. In 1976 they were young, in the present day they are heroes. We all need a hero. You might be young right now, whose hero will you be one day? Play your part and grow into that hero … considering the fact that even heroes need to start somewhere.
Play your part right now and allow us to drive this program forward into the bright, achievable future of South Africa our land.
What’s forgood all about?
It is a home-grown social network that brings together purpose with fun and rewards.
The forgood community is comprised of friends, groups and activities. Members set up groups and activities that several other friends on forgood can join.
Come in contact with others close to you or individuals who share your cause. Provide all that you are able to: time, money, skills or resources.
Get your good on and earn acknowledgement and good points in our Give/Get programme. The moment you’ve received sufficient points, you are able to trade them for real-life rewards. Give vouchers to a group or an NGO – get movie tickets as well as various other goodies for yourself. We make giving fun for everyone.
In case you are currently linked to a social outreach project, or perhaps you just love helping others, establish a profile for yourself, then simply create your group and get others to join your cause. Everyone who shares your cause and lives within 50km of your group will be invited to sign up with you.
How about in the event you genuinely wish to take action but don’t know where to start looking? As soon as you sign up, groups and activities will come searching for you based upon where you reside and what you’re enthusiastic about.
Forgood provides you with a real-time map of social action in your community, showing you which groups and activities are working for good right now on your local map. Over time, you will discover recycling points, HIV clinics, schools and other beneficial places in your area.