Olof Palme Peace Foundation

Olof Palme Peace Foundation is a non-governmental, non-political, non-provocative and non-profit making organization. The Foundation, a development oriented NGO, seeks to promote peace, security and sustainable development through the following activities:

I. Women and children in development
II. Environmental protection programmes
III. Community/rural development programmes
IV. Youth and cultural programmes
V. Health, population and abuse programmes
VI. Educational/vocational Training skills
VII. Human Rights, Social Justice and Advocacy
VIII. Conflict – resolution
IX. Agricultural and food security projects.

Currently, we are involved in counseling and treatment of bartered women & children who have been through domestic of various types. Severe cases are referred to the hospital for attention. All cases are however reported to the Police for action.

Plans are far advanced to acquire a hundred (100) acre hand to establish a Battered Women’s Home for women and children who have gone through domestic of any kind. A vocational training center will also be built to cater for the vocational and educational skills of the youth: Donors and philanthropist who would wish to help develop this land for a worthy purpose are most welcome.

By way of Environmental Protection the reforestation program is on going. Several seedlings of various species of fruit-trees and wood species have been planted in some areas of the Central region of Ghana. With the voluntary assistance of the Youth in those areas and members of Olof Palme Peace Foundation.

Several articles have also been written in some of the daily newspapers in the country, drawing attention to vital issues for importance in the society at large. Copies of such articles are available on request.

At a recent International Conference on National Reconciliation the Foundation took active part in deliberations leading to a formulation of a Draft Resolution for the establishment of a National Reconciliation Commission. The Resolution was to be adopted for a proposed bill to be presented to parliament for approval. The National Reconciliation Commission is to be in the likes of the South African Truth Commission.

Similarly, at a 5th National Governance Workshop in Accra recently, we took active part in deliberations leading to formulation of a Draft Resolution and adoption of a National Action Plan for the anti-corruption Campaign in Ghana.

These activities are in line with our Human Rights, Social Justice and Advocacy Policy.

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (IBAM)

IBAM has played a pioneering role in imparting holistic health education in India through a variety of courses leading to the award of diploma, degree and post-graduate degree certificates through regular classes and distance education programs. They are a rich storehouse of rare material on alternative medicines. Their philosophy of holism, encompassing Peace and unity amongst mankind, leads them into many Peacebuilding activities.

IBAM tries its best to alleviate the suffering of those who do not have access to health care facilities by regularly organizing charitable clinics and camps. Free distribution of medicines and necessities amongst slum dwellers and rendering of assistance, both in cash and kind, to victims of flood, famine, fire and other calamities caused by man and nature are undertaken with enthusiasm and compassion. The Board’s latest social welfare project is its free mobile treatment unit which traverses the country providing medicine and basic treatment facilities to the needy in rural and remote areas.

Conferences organized by the Board are occasions at which leading alternative medical luminaries assemble under one roof. Since 1991, the Board has successfully organized six international and twelve national conferences, whose participants include eminent practitioners, doctors and health workers from all over India and the world. The conferences have been supported by the UN, WHO, UNESCO, as well as international personalities such as the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and the President of India.

IBAM is scheduled to hold its 7th international Congress on the occasion of World AIDS Day 1-2 December 1999 at the 5-star Taj Bengal Hotel in Calcutta.