“Meeting the kids at Human Compassion was a gift from the gods. It is appaling to realise how amazingly easy it is to forget ones blessing and all too simple to ravel in contempt. It took only a few moments to spontaneously feel how close I was to them. In an instant, as if it was always so, I did not see them like ‘someone else’s unfortunate children’ anymore; they were all mine, they belong to this Universe just as I. I reached the overwhelming conclusion that each child is everybody’s child and each human being a brother and a sister. Denying that, is to be blind to the obvious. We are One; a One we have come to call Humanity.”
Human Compassion is a grass roots, non-profit, registered non-governmental organization, established in 2004 in Ga West district of Accra, Ghana. At the time, HIV/AIDS stigma in Ghana was running rife. Three individuals living with the illness gave birth to Human Compassion as a support group for all those living in the same condition. Today, the Organisation reaches out to a whole community of registered adult members and operates a full time care facility for orphaned HIV+ children.
“When one starts to realise that we are all interconnected within the marvel that is the Universe, although apparently ridiculously small and fragile, it is undeniable that we are, in fact, an amazing wonder. It has been said again and again, but I believe it is never too much: ‘What happens to one of us, happens to all of us’. It cannot be neglected.”
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. It campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Funded by members and anyone who wishes to join in, Amnesty International is independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope.
Few would have predicted when it first started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes.
Through detailed research and determined campaigning, Amnesty International helps fight abuses of human rights worldwide. It brings torturers to justice. Changes oppressive laws. And frees people jailed just for voicing their opinion.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
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“I always had a passion for water. Always amazed by its abundance and vital value to humankind and all living things. To only think that each drop of it is billions of years old, poured upon our planet from the collapsing stars in outer space is bewildering to say the least. To acknowledge that water is indeed the source of all life can only result in imperatively taking responsibility for its preservation.”
OCEANA is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. Its Vision is to make our oceans as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were.
THE PROBLEM – The oceans are vast, but they are not immune to human influence. We have already altered or destroyed marine ecosystems and driven million-year-old species to the brink of extinction. According to a study published in Science, less than 4 percent of the oceans remain unaffected by human activity.
Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life.
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