The "Grand Triangle" is a Non-Governmental Organization “NGO” created to restore the image and greatness of Africa while honoring the millions of blacks whose lives were snatched away forever due to the painful period of the triangular trade which saw Africa being stripped of its forces. Centuries ago, millions of black men were forced to leave their native Africa for hostile foreign lands in the frame of the triangular trade, one of the most odious chapters of human history.
The Grand Triangle was created by analogy with this historical fact. As the triangular trade has three Axes, the Grand Triangle’s philosophy is to promote and facilitate three principles: Peace, Tolerance and Justice.
According to a report of United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) on the slave trade, 210 million Africans were murdered and an additional 50 million were carried from the continent in the west, thus it cannot be denied that Africa’s current woes derive also from damages done to the continent by slave trade that lasted for four centuries.
See link: http://en.unesco.org/
Many African heads of state and organizations are demanding for material and financial compensation, yet several others like the former President of Nigeria, Sir Obasandjo, questioned the merits of reparation, because monetary compensation may further hurt the dignity of Africa.
See link: http://www.un.org/en/africarenewal/vol15no3/153racis.htm
By promoting peace, tolerance and justice, the Grand Triangle’s aim is to achieve universal fraternity; peace and development are interlinked; cooperation is the way to go forward and share benefits. Justice guarantees equality and good relationship for all.
Privileged factors of reconciliation between people, the Grand Triangle’s actions will have to allow all persons of different races, cultures and religions, to know each other better and to appreciate one another. Moreover, we think that the ideas advocate by our organization, will permit a large opening of the hearts for the respect of the universal values.
Created for forgiveness and the redemption and harm done in the past, the Grand Triangle is an institution based on the respect and the comprehension between continents, nations and the communities called to live together; we like to send a message to all those who come from near or far away, feel concerned by our steps and consequently share the ideals of our organization, to join us to build justice, freedom and a tolerant world.