Hannah is the kind of person who is very observant of her surroundings and when she sees a situation that she could offer a helping hand, she could never ignore it. It seems like helping people is so ingrained in her system that it has become an almost “knee-jerk” response. I observe it everyday. While I am in awe of her, Hannah is completely unaware of how special her random act of kindness is.
Hannah is very aware of her privilege as a “white person” living in a “first world” country. As much as it is a new concept to me, I find it so admirable that she cares so much about the world and the underprivileged.
From my understanding, Hannah feels she could only justify her existence as a “previleged first world” citizen by making the world a less segregated place in terms of race& socio-economic conditions.
Here are two examples of the many worthy causes Hannah has mentioned that I would never know about.
Project Peanut Butter
Founded by Dr. Manary, the team behind “Project Peanut Butter” has created a food that became known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). RUTF is an energy-dense, peanut butter like paste. This nutrition-dense but easily digestible food is designed specifically for the treatment d severely malnourished children.
From what I understand, the role of a social anthropologist is to investigate and to find out how different people organise their social relationships and societies differently.