In 2010, Ricky and Rishana heard about Greg Mortensen, author of Stones Into Schools, who co-founded the Central Asia Institute to build 171 schools primarily for girls in rural areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ricky and Rishana wanted to do something for kids in their own country, so they asked their classmates to make and sell cupcakes to raise money for children who had lost everything to a local flood. And from there, they've continued to build their own non-profit organization called Random Acts of Good Deeds. They are leading the way to educate and empower other children to fight against child abuse among other programs that inspire social responsibility, community development, and personal and moral excellence.
The group is the spokespersons for an awareness campaign on child sexual abuse which is an initiative of our University and UNICEF. They visit shelters for abused and abandoned children taking treats and messages of hope. They also share a motivational message based on 7 mindsets which they learnt at The Ultimate Life Summit which is a leadership camp they attended. Each child is given a journal when they visit and they are encouraged to to use the positive messages to live their ultimate life.
Random Acts of Good Deeds (RAGD) is a registered non-profit organization championing youth leadership and encouraging social responsibility. RAGD partners with other NGOs and social programs that uplift and assist others physically and emotionally. Their mission - to engender and emulate leadership in young people by inspiring and facilitating community involvement through empowerment, activism, volunteerism and ‘random acts of good deeds.’ RAGD fosters character development in youth, promoting their capacity to excel in adult life, cultivating a social responsibility and a positive sense of self.