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We got #RAKnominated – so here’s what we did

TheJournal.ie was nominated to carry out a random act of kindness. Watch the video…


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YOU MAY REMEMBER we reported last month on a proactive trend being promoted by the Student Network, called #RAKnominations.

The ‘RAK’ stands for Random Act of Kindness and was a direct and positive reaction to the dangerous #neknomination craze that saw young people put themselves at risk by daring each other over social media to throw down shots or pints of alcohol.

The Student Network decided to get a different ball rolling with a Random Act of Kindness, and took to the streets of Dublin to distribute food to the homeless.

Then, they got to nominate three others to carry out a #RAKnomination. One of those three – Slattery Communications – took up the challenge and at the end of their rainy day cheer-spreading project (see video), nominated another three, including…. TheJournal.ie!

So, never shy of adventure, TheJournal.ie staff have been volunteering at Age Action’s superb Getting Started programme, which aims to get older people comfortable with going online. They learn everything from email to searching the web, to shopping for groceries online, to Skype-ing the grandkids abroad.

  • See how we got on in the video at the top of the article.

Thanks to Pauline Power of the Getting Started programme and all the folks from Age Action – if you would like to volunteer like we did, you should visit AgeAction.ie or click here for details.

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The Getting Started programme also has some excellent easy-to-use guides and exercises for beginners and learners if you fancy a bit of online tutoring. Click here to see.

And now for OUR #RAKnominations….

  • TheJournal.ie #RAKnominates The Department of the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
  • TheScore.ie #RAKnominates athlete Derval O’Rourke
  • DailyEdge.ie #RAKnominates TV personality Daithí Ó Sé

Take it away, folks! If any of the three above send us pics, video or any other proof that they were up to the challenge, we’ll be sure to carry them on TheJournal.ie.


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