Critical Situation Analysis: Stake and Stakeholders

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English 102
5 February 2013
Critical Situation Analysis: Stake and Stakeholders
In every story there is something that is at stake. Whether it be a relationship, a job opportunity, or something as simple as a feeling, there is always a purpose to the actions taken by characters. By analyzing the article Sports Saves the World by Alexander Wolf and by researching the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation’s website, I have found a common ground of helping others in order to make the world a better place. The two readings speak of a similar topic; that of giving. Both readings tell of stakeholder’s, the charities and beneficiaries involved within a cause, and show that what is at stake is the wellbeing of those that require help. While charities strive to help the underprivileged of the world, they are putting at stake the time, effort, and safety of those involved with the organization, the livelihood of those that are receiving charity in regards to the social norms of their geographic locations, and the hopes and dreams that the mission of each charity brings to each of the stakeholders.

The object of charity is to improve the lives of those that are being helped by peaceful and selfless means. This is a valiant goal and one in which any human being would be proud to associate themselves with. The stakeholders are those that give as well as those that receive, but for different reasons. Those that are giving and helping with each aspect of a given charity are doing so in order to improve the situation of the underprivileged, the opposite stakeholders in the equation. In Sports Saves the World by Alexander Wolf, many different groups are shown to give a great sum of money, time, and effort as well as individual wellbeing in order to help a certain group of people. An example is that of Luke Dowdney, a former professional boxer who traveled to Rio de Janeiro from England in order to conduct research for a college course about society in favelas, or slums....
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