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We are a grassroots charitable organization aimed at working with underprivileged communities to alleviate hunger and poverty and care for the Earth
We all want to be happy and sometimes the answer comes from an unexpected place.
Let me tell you a story…
There was once an anthropologist studying the habits and culture of a remote African tribe. He had been working in the village for quite some time and the day before he was to return home, he put together a gift basket with delicious fruits from around the region and wrapped it in a ribbon. He then placed the basket under a tree and gathered the children from the village.
The man drew a line in the dirt, looked at the children, and said: “When I say ‘Go’ all of you race to the tree. Whoever gets there first will win the basket of fruits.” When the race started, he saw how all of the children held hands and ran together towards the tree so they all could win the prize. Rather than competing, they embraced one another to flourish as one community. They sat together around the basket, reveling in their prize.
The anthropologist was shocked. He asked why they would do it as a group instead of enjoying the prize individually.
A young girl looked up at him and said, “How can one of us be happy if the rest of us are unhappy?”
Years later, the well-known South African activist Desmond Tutu would describe the little girl’s thought process by using the word UBUNTU, meaning “I am because we are.”
We as human beings are meant to live as a community; the solitary being is in itself a contradiction. We should seek to work for the common good because humanity comes into its own when there is a sense of community … when we belong…
We see interconnections which link us to all other life and realize that our existence only becomes meaningful in relation to others. We understand that it is impossible to build our own happiness on the unhappiness of others. We also see that our constructive actions affect the world around us. “If you light a lamp for another, your own way will be lit.”
We believe that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. This helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have in life and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of success in life. Sharing is caring and caring leads to happiness.
We place a lot of focus on Education and recognize that Education leads to peace by boosting confidence & hope, promoting independent thinking, inspiring problem solving skills, and building communication skills by opening doors, by reducing poverty, and by increasing conscious political involvement. Education reduces support of terrorism & militancy, builds empathy & tolerance and cultivates respect. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Nelson Mandela
We promote sustainable practices because the earth is not only the common heritage of all humankind but also the ultimate source of life. By over-exploiting its resources we are undermining the very basis of our own life. Therefore, the protection and conservation of the earth is not a question of morality or ethics but a question of our survival. How we respond to this challenge will affect not only this generation but also many generations to come.
What we Stand FOR, is what we Stand ON!