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Registered: Accra, Ghana G-18,114 June 29th, 2006
“The problem of humanity is that too many people do nothing because they think they can do so little” (Edmund Burke)
Certificate of Incorporation
Certificate to commence Business
‘Thinking globally, acting locally’
To adopt a Ghanaian village community for sustainable eco-technological investment & reconstruction, as a pilot project & guiding model for the regional area – thereby influencing national policy by practical example.
Ethos Characteristic spirit
To help reduce Poverty in urban & rural areas of Ghana, and to influence other ECOWAS countries, by example. To help alleviate the serious housing problems in Ghana and the subSaharan region, by setting up Eco-Housing village initiatives. Fair Trade not ‘spare’ Aid. As the birthplace of human evolution, the plight of equatorial Africa is a global challenge that cannot be ignored by the ‘developed’ world - ethically, morally or economically. ‘Making Poverty History’ requires the redistribution of wealth and cessation of political & economic corruption, in order that local communities can become more self-sufficient, and less reliant upon imports &/or influences that may undermine their culture & future development. The following Objectives constitute our ‘Charter’ …
To induce capital investment through the production of local documentaries for syndication via global media corporations, especially in addressing HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Poverty and Famine. To seek sponsored provision of mosquito netting & reproofing kits, with the education & resources to maintain effective preventative measures against Malaria.
educate the population on sexual practices to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to seek sponsored provision of free condoms through medical & community centres, churches, schools and colleges. To research the ethno botanical value of indigenous herbs, plants, bushes and trees (such as Neem) in the search towards a preventative treatment or cure for HIV/AIDS
Leprosy & Cancer OBJECTIVE
To help with the devastating effects of Leprosy, especially in coastal urban areas of Ghana, and to influence other ECOWAS countries. To alleviate the carcinogenic use of palm oil lamps by poor street traders, through the use of solar-powered lighting for economic and domestic use, thereby enabling BioFuel research & development.
‘Fairest Trade’ OBJECTIVE
To attract commercial investment & sponsorship. To encourage ethical profit-sharing, and global advertising for the provision of capital funding, vital resources & technical expertise. To facilitate free-market economics with the ‘developed world’ (re: G8; World Bank; IMF initiatives) To encourage the exportation of arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery, local/organic produce, etc - with the improvement of logistics & regional transport to commercial container ports, etc. (re: ECOWAS)
To administer such health, information & communication centres based upon solar-powered satellites linked to PCs, SmartBoards and large-screens for mass educational training, qualifiable academic courses and choice programs from the BBC, Open University, etc; using various media formats. To provide formal education for street children, and to support the aged. To train & equip the vulnerable street children & orphans in vocational skills. To advocate the Rights of the Child (UNESCO)
stem the tide of youth migration to the cities (and thus exposure to corruption, crime & drugs) by creating local employment via sustainable initiatives, that can be transferred through instruction to subsequent generations. Ecotourism & the exportation of ‘Fair Trade’ products are key factors. To rehabilitate thousands of street children in the urban centres of Ghana, and to encourage this within other ECOWAS countries.
To create employment in the construction, maintenance & administration of community, educational and medical centres using solar panels and wind-turbines for power, water pumps & purification, drainage & waste-recycling, with technological equipment, utilities & services.
encourage the local processing, manufacture & packaging of products (i.e. coffee & chocolate), thereby reducing the economicallyinefficient costs & environmentally-damaging impacts of exporting raw materials for the demand of world markets, (whilst the importation tariffs and prices of quality consumables cannot even be afforded by the source producers &/or original suppliers!)
To care for the sick & elderly, whilst ensuring that their unique knowledge is recorded & archived for future reference, through the production of syndicated educational & historical media documentaries.
Agricultural Agricultural OBJECTIVE
establish ecologically-designed greenhouse cultivation of such indigenous plants such as Wormwood to enable research & development into the treatment of Malaria and other diseases. To en-courage local farmer co-operatives to set up ‘Fair Trade’ practices, markets & logistics.
To reduce the destruction of woodland through the use of parabolic solar cookers and ecologically low-impact technology, thus promoting generative re-forestation & the stabilization of enriched soils. To plant Neem trees and other plants for research into botanical anti-AIDS properties, and the prevention of MALARIA.
To ‘recycle’ abandoned churches & derelict properties, and to develop the neglected site & land for the construction of ecologically-sustainable housing, educational & social centres, eco-agriculture, and local industry. To prevent the encroachment of water bodies by estate developers, and the dumping of refuse by communities for conservation purposes.
To link with ‘twinned’ schools & colleges worldwide; and to provide global media corporations with authentic ‘reality TV’ programs based upon the progress & development of the local school & community. Satellite communication with Microsoft Office PC/s, administration, networking & media facilities. To liaise with government and other NGOs to carry out development programmes that will enhance the living conditions of the vulnerable and the marginalised in society. Collaboration with organisations offering work & cultural experience, such as the Peace Corps.
START-UP FINANCING Global Appeal
Funding & Investment through educational multi-media documentaries of endangered village cultures – to be syndicated & marketed world-wide as true ‘Reality TV’. Grants from Individual & Corporate Patronage, and Sponsors (e.g. Bono, Geldof, Ure, Gates, Kofi Anan, Microsoft, Nokia, SmartBoard, etc) Ethical bank loan for initial 10 year financial plan, linked to World Bank, IMF, WTO, UN, etc
TIMELINE – 2006: Phase 1
To confirm Gye Nyame Charity International’s LOGO and Name with the Registrar General’s Office in Accra, by September 2006. To establish an official Bank Account by October 2006, in accordance with Charity Commission regulations. To register & certificate GNCI with Social Welfare office; and to identify immediate priorities by November 2006. To prepare a temporary office compound for both the Board of Directors and Projects Implementation Team (PIT) by December 2006. To find sponsorship for 2 4WD vehicles re: Logistics
TIMELINE – 2007: Phase 2
To equip the office with at least 5 computers linked to telephone/fax on broadband to the Internet; printers, photocopier, scanner; A/V suite, and SMARTboard equipment, etc - by January 2007. To have established a Website domain, host and Homepage with email addresses by January 2007. To seek, interview & recruit Ghanaian staff & key workers whose professional competencies are critical to GNCI. To begin Networking for funding & support, by February 2007. To implement full Shareholder analysis by March 2007 (the 50th anniversary of the democratic independence of Ghana) To complete a Motivation & Remuneration package appraisal for Directors, staff & employees by May 2007
Central administrative ‘home’ office complex within secure compound – logistically close to a port; roads; services; utilities; local area inter-networks & telephones Solar panelled roof conversions to facilitate energy selfsufficiency for the home/office & support community. Solar/Wind-powered Water pumps & purification plant/s, with ecologically-controlled Waste recycling. 2 x 4-wheel drive vehicles with trailers; Diesel Turbo Transporter van (modified for Bio Fuel) Construction equipment, tools & maintenance utilities Technical engineers & Servicing advisors.
Donated Supplies of:
Industrial Batteries & 12v Inverters Solar Roofing Panels & Street lighting Wind-turbines Mobile phones Hardware: PCs, Printers, Scanners & Photocopiers Software: CD ROMs and relevant programs Supply of toner, paper, and office stationary Receptors & Satellite dishes Whiteboards & large-screens with projectors for Educational classes & presentations Medical resources for volunteers/employees
“The greatest misfortune is when Theory outstrips Performance” (Walt Whitman) “Remember your Humanity – and forget the rest” (Albert Einstein) We are either part of the problem or its solution
CHOOSE! For further information, please contact: Graham Russell-Pead, B.Sc.,PGCE,Dip.Sec.,TEFL,MOS, at email@example.com
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