↑↓GoodTuesday (aka #GivingTuesday) is a global initiative aimed at mobilizing individuals and organizations to collectively tackle major societal problem.
↑↓GoodTuesday is so named because of the significance of Tuesday. In many cultures and religions, Tuesday is regarded as the most auspicious weekday. For example, in the Judaeo-Christian tradition, Tuesday is a day of multiplicity of blessings. This is because in the Bible on the Third Day of creation the phrase “and God saw that it was good” is mentioned twice (see Genesis 1:10 and Genesis 1:12). All the other days have this phrase mentioned only once (except for the second day, Monday, where it is not mentioned at all).
The auspiciousness of Tuesday is also preserved in some African cultures. For example, in Yoruba mythology, Tuesday is the most auspicious day of the week. The Yoruba regard Tuesday as a day of double blessing and a day of victory, known as ‘Ọjọ Isẹgun’.
Whilst every Tuesday is designated as ↑↓GoodTuesday (a day of emphasis on philanthropy), the first Tuesday in December is extra-special, because it is regarded as the first in the annual giving calendar.
For this reason, the first Tuesday in December is known as the Global ↑↓GoodTuesday.
THE FACES OF PHILANTHROPY IN NIGERIA
The Face of Philanthropy is a special honour for philanthropy, conferred annually.
The ‘Face of Philanthropy’ is a man or woman who is investing his or her resources to create positive change and make life better for the masses, through the practice of massive, exceptional and far-reaching philanthropy, particularly at the grassroots.
A person honoured as a ‘Face of Philanthropy’ would be entitled to the use of the post-nominal letters ‘PhiN’ which stands for ‘Philanthrope Nationale’ (French for ‘National Philanthropist’).
To mark Global ↑↓GoodTuesday each year, CECP shall issue a special publication titled ‘Philanthropy in Nigeria’ which would contain the profile of the Faces of Philanthropy in Nigeria.
THE BENEFITS TO THE NATION
- Encouragement: By celebrating them, Nigerians who practice life-changing philanthropy would be motivated to do more
- Challenge: The initiative would challenge and inspire potential and future philanthropists
- Documentation: The book ‘Philanthropy in Nigeria’ would provide a one-stop documentation of philanthropy/corporate social investment (CSI) as practiced in Nigeria and/or by Nigerians
- National Image: The initiative will make a positive impact on the image of Nigeria in the comity of nations
Nominate the number one philanthropist in your Local Government Area of origin or domicile, for this honour, by sending the following information about your nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Name of your nominee
– Home town and Local Government Area of your nominee
– Direct GSM Number of your nominee
– Contact Address of your nominee
– The THREE major Philanthropic achievements of your nominee
YOU SHOULD CONCLUDE THE NOMINATION BY STATING YOUR NAME AND GSM NUMBER.
NYSC YOUTH CORP MEMBERS SHOULD ALSO STATE THEIR PLACE OF PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT, CALL UP NUMBER AND STATE CODE NUMBER
1. Each participant is entitled to only one nominee
2. Participants cannot nominate themselves