The Platform

November 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Every day throughout the daily train journey to work, I keep hearing the word “Platform”. According to the English dictionary the word platform means “a flat raised area or structure”. So what does this have to do with anything?

I discovered that my line of work involves building platforms in the UK – platforms for UK communities to interconnect together and support each other through sharing a common value system. I work in a building that is a platform for charities to develop and nurture their good work and  raise their own internal platforms in what they do best, which is to deliver goodness to their local community.

We also build platforms for individuals to further understand that working as volunteer means you are supporting a cause of which the rewards are out of this world.

The most important platform that I am currently building is my personal contribution to society, the electrifying feeling when I get out of a bed and go to work , the notion of supporting in one way or another a community, an individual, a mother, a child, grandmother within society.

Next time you board a train do remember that building a platform is a lifelong project that must be carried out every day of our life. Who knows someone somewhere might be building a platform for you?

By Abubaker Adam

Entry filed under: Big Society, Charities, Humanitarian, Islam.

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