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Oba Alayeluwa Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo: HONORARY PATRON of GHA-AFRICA

Spiritual Culture for Harmonious Civilization

Citizens of Earth!

Unite in harmony for love, peace, justice, fraternity and happiness!

 

 

Global Harmony Association (GHA)

Since February 15, 2005, GHA is an international NGO uniting more than 500 members in 56 countries and more than o­ne million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries.

Web: www.peacefromharmony.org

 

GHA 7 books and 47 projects list of social harmony, global peace and harmonious education:

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472

 

GHA is recognized as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for collective book:

The ABC of Harmony for World Peace: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478

 

Board: 35 GHA members from 16 countries

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=249

 

GHA Founder and President: Dr. Leo Semashko

Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356 Russia

E-mail: leo.semashko@gmail.com Web: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

 

GHA-Africa President: Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq., Ghana, Accra

Poet, Writer & Lawyer; Founder/President, Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation,

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=524, aayoamale@gmail.com,

GHA Mission is:

To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization o­n scientifically based ABC of Harmony through harmonious education

GHA Video: Social Genome of Peace from Harmony -http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA

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November 15, 2013

 

TO:

His Imperial Majesty,

Oba Alayeluwa Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III,

Alaafin of Oyo,

Oyo state,

Nigeria.

 

Dear Sir,

 

INVITATION TO BE THE HONORARY PATRON OF GLOBAL HARMONY ASSOCIATION-AFRICA

On behalf of Global Harmony Association, Africa and International, we are very pleased to invite you to become an Honorary Patron of Global Harmony Association, Africa (GHA-AFRICA). GHA has a clear vision of World Peace from Harmony for today and tomorrow. We believe in laying the right principles with effective strategies built o­n GHA core values to achieve this aim. Most of the dignitaries who have joined and being invited to join are people who are respected in the society as Peace Builders and Leaders whose impact o­n the generations existing and lead roles in the society have been well enshrined in specific areas of positive influence.

Our website also provides vital information and we will recommend that you visit it to know us better. GHA Website is here: www.peacefromharmony.org

Your HRH Sir, kindly find below the role a Patron plays please.

The main purpose of a Patron is:

  1. Chairing of an Annual General Meeting of the GHA-Africa.
  2. Advise the Association in developing ideas and strategies.
  3. Use your influence in the society to promote the Associations Projects, Values and ideals, in building a successful program.
  4. To assist in areas like fundraising by recommending the organization to Sponsors/ Donors and grants in Africa and Overseas, especially within your sphere of influence and connections.

          We would be happy to discuss jointly the following Program with your Imperial Majesty Patronage over GHA-Africa, if it is possible for you. We will appreciate your support for our projects:

1. The land and funding for the Harmony Peace School o­n the ABC of Harmony basis for at least 100 children aged 8-11 years in Nigeria, to begin a legacy of Harmony Peace Schools in Nigeria and Africa.

2. Annual Conference of the GHA Africa with inviting foreign speakers.

3. Funding creation of Global Peace Science during a year to December 2014.

4. TO INCLUDE PEACE HARMONY EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULA AND MAKE IT UNIVERSAL IN NIGERIA for the Primary and Secondary Schools and also for first year of Universities.
Your HRH would help to get for the GHA proposal the Minister of Education and the appropriate authority approval.

5. Initiate the creation of International Global Peace Science Institute in the UN or UNESCO (about 20 scientists) with the participation of scientists from Nigeria and Ghana.

GHA is happy also to invite you as the Honorary author in the GHA unprecedented book, devoted to Global Peace Science, the first in the world: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585

Your experience and insight will have great impact o­n the success of the Association. As a Patron of GHA-Africa, you are part of a World Team of the brightest and best scholars with diverse range of skills, experience, wisdom and knowledge, who will be happy to work with you to solve your problems and issues of global importance.

You will have the benefits of an opportunity to serve humanity and the causes that promote the continuous improvement of our society, which is o­ne of the greatest pleasures of life and we hope it will be personally rewarding for you.

Thank you for your consideration and attention. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

Dr Leo Semashko,

President, GHA.

 

Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq.

President, GHA- AFRICA.

 


GHA Social Ideal,

Peace from Harmony
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Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq.

GHA-Africa President Report

April 19, 2014

 

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Global Harmony Associations,

 

On March 12th 2014, I took a flight from Kotoka InternationalAirport Accra to Murtala MohdInternationalAirport Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. I was picked up at the airport to my house in Lagos. The following day I took the first flight to Ilorin, Kwara state. When I arrived Ilorin, from the airport I chartered a taxi that took me straight to the palace in Oyo state. This journey was almost 60 minutes. My appointment was o­n the 13th March. Unfortunately I was told His Royal highness left a message that he had an emergency call from the Oyo state Governor and had to go to the State house. I had to fly back to Lagos.

 

Mr Odoh Diego Okenyodo called to tell me he was at the airport in Lagos. He has just arrived from Abuja and was about proceeding o­n the second leg of the trip to Oyo state. I immediately informed him of the new development. I called Dr Babalola, Dr Badaru and Madam Titi Arike, all GHA members to inform them that the appointment has been postponed. The following day i was called by his Royal majestys press secretary and got another appointment fixed for the 25th of March.

 

Given the difficulty of these changes, my dilemma then was whether to remain in Nigeria or to leave and come back o­n the 24th March. I can be dead certain that if I had left, it would have been very difficult for me to be back in Nigeria o­n the 25th in view of other very pressing commitments. I thought about it thoroughly and decided to wait.

 

It is interesting to realize that early in the morning o­n the 25th of March, I set out, the trip was smooth but unfortunately, no GHA members accompanied me.

 

Historically, the Oyo Empire is o­ne of the great ancient empires in Nigeria; its origin could be traced to Oduduwa in Ile-Ife, cradle of the Yorubas who occupied the western region of Nigeria. Geographical advantage of this region and the trade route played significant roles in the rise of the kingdom. Importation of horses, production of cash crops etc, formed the basis of political power of the Oyo Empire during the reign of the King known as Alaafin Oronipoto whose military powers improved the leadership and value of Oyo warriors.

 

The commander in chief of the army's abode was strategically located at the magnificent province to ensure an uninterrupted defence from any foreign attack. Hence, Oyo became very powerful and conquered other Kingdoms around it such as Nupe, Sabe etc. The Oyo Empire expanded Southward. Alaafin was and still is the head of the empire of Oyo. There was a system of check and balance to prevent the Alaafin from becoming too powerful. The Oyo Mesi [THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF STATE] and the Ogboni society are the two groups acting as the checks and balances o­n the powers of the king. In those days the Alaafin, the king could not be disposed but could be asked to commit suicide if he is no more wanted. This is done by sendingthe Bashorun, the warrior to present an empty calabash or a dish of parrot's egg to him and pass a sentence of rejection such as (awon eniyan koo ) meaning the people rejects you and also the gods reject you. By tradition, the Alaafin must poison himself and die. The ethnic homogeneity also contributed to the growth of Oyo Empire. Apart from the Ewe of Togo and the Aja state of Dahomey, who were part of the Oyo Empire, the empire was made up of Yoruba speaking people, having similar custom and regarding Ife as their spiritual home and Oduduwa as their founding father. The final decay of the empire took place in the year 1835.The first signal of the collapse was the effect of the upset of the balance of power of the Alaafin, the Bashorun and the Oyo Mesi in the latter part of the 18th century by Bashorun Gaa.

 

As I entered the palace, I began to think about what to say. This is because so much of what we do in GHA to build peace depends o­n public awareness, education and yes our great academic work and writing o­n peace, harmony and disarmament. Beautiful!GHA is a Peace Force. Because GHA is able to go where no government can- GHA is able to go into homes, into offices, into communities and importantly into the deepest hearts.

 

The worlds heart is hungry.It reminds me of A.D Williams- one day we will realize that big hearts will bring us more peace than big weapons. Our GHA work speaks to our belief that a better, more peaceful world is possible.

 

The palace hall was a big and beautiful place with the Palace chiefs, the Oyo Mesis, guests, some prominent personalities, the Cultural Ambassador of Yorubaland, the first female Speaker of Oyo state house of Assembly etc, the media and palace photographers all seated. Immediately the King entered we all got up.

 

The press secretary then announced the purpose for the gathering and an introduction took place.I was given the microphone to speak. I introduced myself and observed all protocol. Before I could begin to talk about the appointment letter, however, I had to explain what GHA is and what we do- because even in that very educated audience of distinguished Nigerians, entrepreneurs, executives, the royals. Palace chiefs, the Oyo Mesis, there were many who had simply never heard of GHA.

 

The focus of Global Harmony Association was o­n peace from harmony and the ways in which we in GHA could work to build peace. Peace is something you build. We believe this is a key to meaningful change in the world.

 

Part of GHA plan is to get people to invest in peace and to highlight GHAs role in building a peaceful world.I spoke about our latest project, GPS and its significance. I concluded by saying that a society without peace and love is a desert. Peace hunger has become a pretty serious problem globally, our world is terminally ill. We can no longer watch the spring come in a world of cruelty, a world devoid of love. We keep hurting ourselves, we keep hurting our futures.

 

I then took out my letter of address (see attachment) and read it.

 

                                                              

The King responded. He first started by saying he was very happy to be part of GHA. He spoke for over half an hour o­n peace and harmonious living. He said he will continue to promote peace and was ready to be committed to the GHA values and mission. He then announced he has accepted to be the patron of GHA- Africa officially- and signed the letter.

 

I then presented him the ABC of Harmony book by Global Harmony Association.

He was very happy and thanked the founder and the members of Global Harmony Association for the appointment and gift.

 

I left the palace immediately. I then travelled to Ilorin, to enable me catch the last flight to Lagos.

 

Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq.

GHA-Africa President

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LETTER OF ADDRESS o­n THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE GLOBAL HARMONYASSOCIATION APPOINTMENT LETTER TO THE HONORARY PATRON OF GHA-AFRICA

 

The Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty Oba AlayeluwaLamidiOlayiwola Adeyemi 111, The Oyo Mesis, the Royal highnesses, the media, distinguished invited guests, the Global Harmony Association members present, May I say all protocols observed.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen.

 

Let me start by congratulating your royal majesty, o­n my own behalf, o­n behalf of GHA International and GHA Africa we congratulate your imperial majesty, the Alaafin of Oyo o­n your appointment as the patron of GHA-Africa.

 

With due respect to his imperial majesty I will quote him I am a stickler to the rule of law and this is informed by my conviction that if the rule of law is removed from our society we shall be living in an animal kingdom. These words are words of wisdom.We must appreciate the fact that without justice there can be no peace. Peace comes from harmony. We are here today to present a letter of appointment to the patron of GHA-Africa, The Alaafin of Oyo, His imperial Majesty, Oba Alayeluwa Lamidi Adeyemi 111 because of his commitment to harmony, peace and justice. The Alaafin has remained committed to the cause of peace in Yorubaland.

 

Global Harmony Association is an international Organization uniting members in more than 80 countries. The organization founder and president is Dr. Leo Semashko, he is the State Councilor of St. Petersburg, a Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from harmony. He is the Director of Tetrasociology Public Institute in Russia.

 

The Global Harmony Association mission is: To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization o­n scientifically based ABC of Harmony through harmonious education.www.peacefromharmony.org. TheGlobal Harmony Association is recognized as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for collective book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478. GHA-Africa major project is in the area of peace building and peace education.

 

To envision a culture of teaching peace within Africa and the Nigerian society that supports, funds, appreciates and recognizes that peace is not simply the absence of violence but rather a dynamic state of selfinquiry, relationship building and mindfulness. Peace education encompasses relevant curriculum designed to cultivate an environment where questioning, critical thinking, empathy and tolerance are encouraged in and out of the school setting. If we as Nigerians desire to be a peace-building, peace-affirming, peace-loving country, we must dedicate our time, energy and resources toward teaching students about harmony, the culture of peace and non-violence.

A culture of teaching peace is o­ne which advocates teaching ways of behaving that enhance the self-worth of every member of society. This should be of primary concern to our leaders, policy makers, teachers and the educational sector in Nigeria. Teaching for peace in Nigeria means respecting learners individuality and inviting a spirit of community.Thank you.

 

PRESENTATION OF LETTER

 

On behalf of Global Harmony Association International and Global Harmony Association-Africa, your Imperial majesty, we present to you GHA appointment letter.

Long live the king!

Ka ade pe lori.

Kibata pe lese.

 

Your Imperial Majesty, Oba AlayeluwaLamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, your royal highnesses, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for listening to me.

 

Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq.

President GHA- Africa

Vice President, GHA.

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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

Since February 15, 2005, GHA is an international NGO uniting more than 500 members in 56 countries and more than o­ne million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries.

Web: www.peacefromharmony.org

GHA Founder and President: Dr. Leo Semashko

Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356 Russia

E-mail: leo.semashko@gmail.com Web: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

GHA Mission is: To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization o­n scientifically based ABC of Harmony through harmonious education

GHA Video: Social Genome of Peace from Harmony - http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA

April 12, 2014      

                                                                                                               Harmony will save peace


Certificate


Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III

Alaafin of Oyo, great Nigerian peacemaker

Was approved as the Honorary Patron of the GHA-Africa


 

 

 

Dr. Leo Semashko,

President, Global Harmony Association,

St-Petersburg, Russia

 





Dr. Bruce Cook
Vice President, Global Harmony Association
Elgin, Illinois, USA

Prof. Ernesto Kahan, GHA-Vice President, Israel

Dr. Laj Utreja, GHA Vice-President, India


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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

Since February 15, 2005, GHA is an international NGO uniting more than 500 members in 56 countries and more than o­ne million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries.

Web: www.peacefromharmony.org

 

GHA 7 books and 47 projects list of social harmony, global peace and harmonious education:

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472

 

GHA is recognized as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for collective book:

The ABC of Harmony for World Peace: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478

 

Board: 35 GHA members from 16 countries

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=249

 

GHA Founder and President: Dr. Leo Semashko

Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356 Russia

E-mail: leo.semashko@gmail.com Web: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

 

GHA-Africa President: Ayo Ayoola-Amale esq., Ghana, Accra

Poet, Writer & Lawyer; Founder/President, Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation,

www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=524, aayoamale@gmail.com,

GHA Mission is:

To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for harmonious civilization o­n scientifically based ABC of Harmony through harmonious education

GHA Video: Social Genome of Peace from Harmony -http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA



April 14, 2014

 

TO:

His Imperial Majesty,

Oba Alayeluwa Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III,

Alaafin of Oyo,

Oyo state,

Nigeria.



Dear Sir,



INVITATION TO BE THE HONORARY DONOR OF GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE BOOK


We are happy to inform you that the GHA Board has approved you as the GHA-Africa Honorary Patron. We highly appreciate your patronage and are deeply grateful to you.

We are happy to invite you also to participate in the GHA new international book: Global Peace Science (it will be published in December 2014), as its Honorary Donor and Maecenas with your donation in $5.000 and with the publication of your portrait o­n this historically unprecedented book cover. (Please, see sample of the cover with your portrait in attachment).

This unique international peace book will be presented to the UN, UNESCO, Governments of the world countries, largest Universities and Libraries o­n five continents. Your donation will be your great contribution to global peace and its science. Your donation you could send via WESTERN UNION to the home address of the GHA President: Dr. Lev Semashko, 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia. We are sincerely grateful you.

 

Yours Faithfully,

 

 

 

Dr. Leo Semashko,

President, Global Harmony Association,

St-Petersburg, Russia

 





Dr. Bruce Cook
Vice President, Global Harmony Association
Elgin, Illinois, USA

Prof. Ernesto Kahan, GHA-Vice President, Israel

Dr. Laj Utreja, GHA Vice-President, India



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