THE QUESTION: What is it about ABC4All that is empowering?
I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to the entire group of members of YFCI and ABC4All for making this year, "THE YEAR" we have hoped for!
I have been quite busy with lot of local and international organization work, aimed at making our communities a better place to live in and to move the youth around the globe to the NEXT LEVEL.
Six YOMI members here in Nigeria were given the opportunity to further their education in Europe. We sponsored two others from Malaysia.
Comprehensive reports on this will be posted on the website.
Regarding the project Y.A.Y: Let's raise the spark and take this project to a higher dimension. I am fully in support.
As we know, the cure to a hungry stomach is Food! and to a thirsty man you give water, so this year and beyond, our target is to combat problems with most likely SOLUTIONS.
We note that the level of illiteracy is still high in some parts of Africa and Asian Countries, While the youth are important tool in making the world a better place, these youth in question must be empowered academically since education is the bedrock in building a formidable front for a sustainable societal growth. Therefore it became expedient for me to enter into agreement with some European Colleges and Universities to enroll some students from Africa so as to hand to them the skills and knowledge, so that on completion of their studies, they might return to their respective countries and put in to practice skills they acquired.
Any one from any country could benefit from this opportunity as we use this to promote UNITY IN DIVERSITY. This act opens the door for the first phase of our IMPACT PROJECTS: " Impact Africa"
"What we do here will not stay inside this community but it will be something that can be heard and learned about from a distance. We can see the local media here with us and ABC4All will be our Global Media to make us an example to see what people can do internally. The term, "ABC4All" is making change from a distance and creating sustainable opportunities (a better community for all)."
Ms. Eidle concludes:
"I wish that ABC4All will continue to inspire the rest of the world."
"We can not sit by and watch only. We are responsible for the equivalent "shot that was fired and heard around the world" only this idea has been all about building, and empowering communities with little or however limited resources that will make a difference.... We promise to offer help and to show that a little generosity will go a long, long way to motivate others to act now."
Fosia Eidle describes her inspiration to create the first Local ABC4All: "Coach, Facilitator, Leader, a Role model for me, my group and the rest of ABC4All Mentoring TEAM + their beneficiaries"
Thank you very much for giving concern to send me the Award, I hope through ABC4All we will filter the world -- imagine for only one day of launching Local ABC4All, we got free scholarships for 22 children. ABC4All can facilitate us to make something good from the difficulties.
April 2, 2007 Migane28 has sent you a message:
Dear Burt, For the day that the local ABC4All event took place in Somalia, I realy believed that there is alot that can be done for such a needy people, and I was very happy to hear one of the delegates saying I personally contributed 22 scholarships. That is the time I believed that we can really do a better change through ABC4All. You realy inspired us to work as it is. I also have to thank you for the website so that I can even see my picture personally is there in the abc4allsomalia website. I am not forgetting Fosia who really did such good work and motivated all those people to come together. This becomes an example of what I hope is to see more collaboration for ABC4All. -- Mustafe Farah Migane
To: Burt Danet abc4allteam (at) gmail (dot) com
I'm very happy to write to you this moment. The reason being the greatest achievement we have about our first Africa mandated action taken by setting up a local branch of ABC4All/SOMALIA.
Somalia being one of the poorest in Africa and a war zone still acheived this? It calls for a big celebration. ABC4All Humanitarian of the Year Award 2007 was just what I expect.
I call on all of us to emulate this. Just imagine, they did not wait for the model local branch, no information about what they were putting together. They just created an action - that was their thought.
WE NEED MANDATED ACTION. STAND UP, JOIN OUR HANDS, NETWORK AND SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE, SO THAT OUR COMMUNITY WILL BE BETTER FOR ALL.
In one word, your comment suggests a well-deserved CHEER for Somalia.
If we could all CHEER for Somalia, perhaps we would raise our voices, but it would be to CHEER and not to shout about a problem! As we continue to work together throughout the world, we will celebrate just as you suggest. When we can we will sing or play "A World Anthem" as we help communities become better for all. Clearly what the People of Somalia did to create this event is possible anywhere in the world where there is desire to work together to improve conditions.
Let's create a Message for All
A Better Community for All is a great way for people to get involved in change, action, and inspiration. ABC4All Mentors are empowered by the potential in ABC4All; when people have opportunities to DO SOMETHING, they will take advantage of it. ABC4All is a wonderful way for you to not only to make a better world, but make yourself a better person.
"...if we can find ways of continuing to work together then there is nothing that
will stop us from achieving A Better Community for All. That will surely come
true though we need time and good strategies."
I think we really have a responsibility towards the less privileged and vulnerable in our society, and we cannot falter in our course. We have no excuse under this sun to falter.
We shall continue to strive to make the world a better place for ourselves and the yet to come generation through a holistic and proactive education that focuses on Human Dignity and the Right to Development. We shall certainly win the battle against the evils of this world!!
In all that we do, let's do it with all our hearts and mind because anything worth pursuing is worth pursuing well. Let's focus on Personal Development and not just education because Education may earn a living but Personal Development creates a Living.
"I believe that a sustainable world is attainable. That with change of attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, sustainable use and development of our natural, physical, socio-economic, and human resources can become a reality." --Beryl Otumba, Beryls Hope
DASA from Haiti says:ABC4All is a thanks giving, All actions of ABC4All explain its utility. It works and seeks for improving world communities conditions. The participation of ABC4All in all movements or activities in the world means alot. Personally, I get some positive ideas from ABC4All, its actions help me to see what way I could use through the organization where I am Co-Founder to participate in community development. I learn to seek to work for a better community around my country from ABC4All."
Local ABC4All / GHANA
A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR All (ABC4All)
"WE ARE THE WORLD"
With great joy and happiness do we
send our warmest greetings to you all.We thank God for every passing moment in our lives where we get together
We live in a world, an open one,
where there is one thing that keeps us moving and that is HUMANITY. We cannot
live in peace while we see our fellow brothers and sisters suffer in great
We live in a world where others
are so concerned about people who are so far from them but are able to reach
out quickly through humanity, concerned in reducing suffering and improving the
conditions that people live in.
There are two things that people
who are reached out to learn and keep forever:love and friendship. Love is the greatest gift of all which binds us
together as a family. Friendship they say is like a violin; the song might stop
but the strings reattach forever. Not only will you be away from them after
helping, but they will keep you at heart forever, not forgetting your kind
This we believe brings the world
together in great hope for all humanity. Love, the greatest gift, can help
eradicate ill feelings; you infuse into the people the act of being concerned
about their fellow men. Therefore you become a pace setter; setting a pace for
others to follow.
Africa and most parts of the world
contain people who are dying of diseases, poverty and a whole lot of suffering.
People like these can be helped if we lend a helping hand and start giving.
From a few lines of my favourite
song, "We are the world," by U.S.A for Africa which was sung in 1985 which
"We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me."
Though it was sung long ago, it
still echoes in the hearts of many.
The people of Ghana and Lake
Bosomtwe Say Thanks in advance to Burt, Bob, and Ben for his lovely
song for the world to have a heart and feeling to help the world and Burt/Bob for their lifelong project they are bringing to the people of Lake
Bosomtwe and elsewhere.
We WELCOME you all to Ghana with
one heart. The people of this village await your humanitarian help.
Let us all in love and compassion
save hundreds to make a brighter day and a better place for all humanity. May
the good and gracious God/Allah bless us all in our endeavors.