أكاديمي يتبرع بثلث راتبه لمؤسسات خيرية

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Oxford academic Toby Ord gives everything he earns - above £18,000 - to charities in developing countries and he thinks more of us should consider giving 10% of our income to good causes.

His call comes as the Conservatives look at ways of encouraging people to give more money to charity - part of their 'Big Society' message where people volunteer time and money to help others.

He told the BBC that he used to be called very idealistic as a student and he took this step to encourage others to give more money to charity.

Toby says that recent research has shown that some charities can make a huge difference to people's lives all around the world, helping them fight diseases, poverty and teach them new skills with which they can improve their lives.

But he also says that some charities can be up to a thousand times more effective at helping people than others.

That is why he would also like a way to be found of identifying the most effective charities and convincing people to donate to them.

In his opinion this would make giving to charity even more effective in helping people.

He has set up an organisation to encourage people to pledge 10% of their salary to charity.

To date, the organisation has gained the support of over 60 people, pledging a total of more than 14 million pounds.

Toby hopes that leading by example will be the start of a new effort to fight global poverty.

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أكاديمي
Developing countries
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Consider
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Encouraging
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Volunteer
يتطوع
Idealistic
مثالي
Effective
فعالة
Pledge
تعهد
A new effort
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