Hi everyone – “BRIEF AAN AFRIKA” – “LETTER TO AFRICA” is our project to raise public awareness of the FARM MURDER atrocities in South Africa.
As you know, GRAMMY 1 BUSINESS TRUST is a NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION that reveals conflict potential and focuses on Peace Initiatives throughout the World.
We appeal to everyone to download your personal copy of “BRIEF AAN AFRIKA / LETTER TO AFRICA”, and then to make a once-off DONATION (anything from R15.00 per download) to aid the surviving victims of FARM MURDERS and to improve FARM SECURITY.
Click on this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gEsbLhHJ_wk
You may make SECURE on-line payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARDS by clicking on the following link: https://www.g1bt.com , or you may make SECURE EFT payment by adding GRAMMY 1 BUSINESS TRUST as a beneficiary:
Account name: Grammy 1 Business Trust
Standard Bank account number: 332626504
Branch code: 012645
Swift code: SBZA ZA JJ
Thank you for your kind support!!
Here are snippets of 5 rare humanitarian success stories of 2016 – let’s use these as an early start motivation to make 2017 even better!
CLIMATE CHANGE ACCORD
Paris Agreement enters into force
Given that 2016 broke a number of unenviable global warming records, it seemed advisable that the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, adopted by 195 countries in the French capital in December 2015, should come into force and be implemented in good time. The first, easier part was achieved surprisingly quickly – enough parliaments had ratified it even before delegates gathered in November in Marrakesh for Paris’s follow-up meeting, COP22. But as for implementation, the devil is in the detail, and much will depend on whether countries live up to the nationally determined contributions that underpin the Paris accord. Plans are now in place for countries to sign off on a new rulebook that envisages them taking responsibility for their own progress from 2020.
IS Strongholds breached – IS loses ground
The so-called Islamic State is being forced off the land it once controlled – Ramadi and Fallujah have been reclaimed and church bells can be heard ringing in defiance of the previous horror occupation.
Peace in Colombia
November saw an end to more than half a century of fighting when Colombia’s Congress approved a welcome PEACE deal with the FARC rebel group. This has brought NEW HOPE to millions of citizens, who can now start the process of healing. This PEACE INITIATIVE should be dedicated to and in remembrance of the more than 260,000 people, comprising mostly innocent civilians that have died in the conflict. Hope too of a new beginning for the nearly seven million people displaced as a result of the devastation caused by the conflict.
Canadians sponsor refugees
Who will ever forget the image of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi In September 2015, lying face down on a Turkish beach?
Well, for one thing, this incident galvanised the Canadian public into action, and they fast-tracked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election promise to resettle 25,000 Syrians to Canada by the end of February 2016.
Our 2017 challenge is to find SUSTAINABLE ways to positively impact the lives of refugees – most grants only last for 1 year. And then what? Let’s d something about this by creating jobs, providing education, training and skill transfers.
5. Ebola vaccine “100% effective”
Let us put this out there – our Next Challenge: CANCER!
“If we would spend on peace, what we spend on war, then ever again would there ever be any more sorrow” – Sally Wessels
The BlackDove video shows clearly how much focus there is on creating weapons of mass destruction. My friend Sally has inspired me to write a new song, WAR STORY, using her statement above as part of the lyric.
What is your story? Become a part of our movement for positive change and make your contribution on this platform.
Check out Black Dove here:
is a Philanthropic Umbrella Organisation that ENCOURAGES Participation in WORLD PEACE INITIATIVES.
We invite you to embark with us on this journey as we engage with each other to find ways to work together for the common good.
We believe that Social Media is the perfect way for society to engage in discussions about ideas and solutions to improve our own lives, and the lives of millions of people world wide who are suffering as a result of war, catastrophe, civil uprising, atrocity and social circumstances.
So, roll up your sleeves and dive right in. We are certain that we have something that will tickle your fancy. If we don’t, we’d love to hear your suggestions and recommendations – We have a team of dedicated people waiting to engage with you!