New Year’s Day
January 1, 2016
As we enter the dawn of 2016, most people are making their New Year’s resolutions of perseverance, closure and establishing new experiences for the months to come.
We Care for Humanity and Princess Raden Dato'Sri Maria Amor want to wish you a Happy New Year with aspirations that 2016 brings to you and your family, the warmth of love, and illuminates your path of life in a positive direction. This year, the goal of humanitarian service is well in demand and this can be the opportunity for many of you to take the first initial step towards call of action.
The efforts of humanitarianism are generally accepted to mean the aid and action designed to save lives, assuage suffering and maintain and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters, as well as to prevent and fortify vigilance for the event of such situations. What marks it out from other forms of aid and foreign assistance is that it should be guided by the principles of: humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.
Everything about the future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure that God had already planned all our tomorrows, we just have to trust him today, and I heartily wish a beautiful tomorrow for you and your family. Happy New Year 2016!
All over the world, families will come together to celebrate a time of love, reflection and look forward prosperity in the New Year.
As we celebrate this joyous holiday, let us reflect on the bigger purpose of our existence: fulfilling our purpose to protect and care for one another. We are to help the less fortunate, celebrate our differences and come together with those differences to make this world even better. As we light the tree, gather around the dinner table and spend time with family, let us remember those in prayer; who are hungry, who are homeless, who are need of medical care, and those who have no loved ones to go home to.
We Care for Humanity are asking members, family and our communities to take a moment out your day to give the gift of compassion and love. It cost nothing but the rewards are endless. To the men and women who are in the military: we thank you for your selfless service of dedicating your lives to protect ours. We pray for your journeys and a safe return home to your loving families. From the We Care for Humanity Family to yours, Merry Christmas and many blessings to all!
I always say, people encounter all sorts of drama when traveling, especially in my case, in which traveling is part of my work as a humanitarian. This month of December alone which is busiest part of the year with the global gift giving project; Operation Global Santa, obliged me to visit 5 countries and 10 states and cities, and I already anticipated the hustles and bustles at the airports, airplanes and meeting people from all walks of life. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all, I am just merely explaining the complexities of traveling especially alone, with heavy luggage and all.
So going to Jakarta at the Sultana airport in Jambi, where I was recently awarded I encountered a very embarrassing moment, quite emotional as I have never been in that position before. It is not like “end of the world” thing or life threatening at all, but it was a situation where many people would be affected by the situation. I won’t bore you with the details but in short they told me I cannot go on the plane to Jakarta! Something was wrong with the ticket I booked and the biggest dilemma, that was the only flight available that would connect me to my flight to Dubai on time!
At that time, no one around me could speak English! I spent about 30 minutes explaining myself in frustrations. I reached-out for help to the people I went with in Jambi with but unfortunately they were all unreachable.
I was getting desperate and nervous because If I don’t get to that flight to Jakarta then the rest of my schedules for December will be doomed. Everything was planned precisely and systematically to save time and money, and if I missed one flight or even delayed, like domino effect, the rest will fall down.
Finally, they found someone who can speak English when they brought me to the ticketing office. There I met Riyan Hidayat and Indan Dara Lestari. They were both employees of Citilink Airline, a local airline in Indonesia. At first, they found my case hopeless as the only left solution was to be rescued by any of my friends in Jambi but as I said, no one was reachable. Finally, Riyan decided to extend his help to me. Riyan, without knowing who I am or what I do, listened to my plead to help me out as I explained that a lot of poor children will be disheartened and disappointed. I could sense he was concerned as soon as I said that and he looked me in the eye as if sensing if I was telling the truth.
Finally, Riyan put me on the plane with special assistance and on first class category, so that saved me money for my excess baggage too. Right there and then I bursted into tears! I was relieved, moved by their kindness and happy knowing that there are many people who are naturally kind hearted and willing to help for a greater cause.
Out of gratitude I pulled two Certificate of appreciation from my bag. This time, I finally revealed what I do and showed them my work. Riyan was stunned seeing my Wikipedia page and couldn't believe he was rescuing a princess.
It was a happy ending and I have to thank Dato'Seri Sabree Salleh also for rescuing me afterwards and making sure I fulfilled my promise to Riyan.
Humanitarians are everywhere, in any form, anytime, regardless of race, color or socio-economic status. Anybody can be a humanitarians just like Riyan Hidayat and Indan Dara Lestari.
We Care for Humanity's founder and President Princess Dato'Sri Maria Amor and Bollywood Actor and Model, Suchhi Kumar are teaming up for WCH's Operation Global Santa event in Mumbai on December 20, 2015.
The event is being organized by Kumar who is also appointed as one of the Goodwill Ambassadors of We Care for Humanity. "It brings me happiness to partner up with Princess Maria in bringing joy to children. I love what she's doing and I'm honored to participate in her projects." he said.
Among the donors who responded to the Princess' plea to humanitarians to enjoin her in We Care for Humanity's Operation Global Santa in Mumbai are the two eminent royals from the Kingdom of Rajpipla, His Highness Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil and H.H. Duke de Andre Richardson. "We are happy to be able to conntribute to the holiday gift giving of We Care for Humanity. We understand the need to show love and care for children during holiday season especially the marginalized ones.", HH Prince Manvendra commented.
In 2000, Manvendra started the Lakshya Trust, of which he is chairman, a group dedicated to HIV/AIDS education and prevention. A registered public charitable trust, Lakshya is a community-based organisation working for HIV/AIDS prevention among men who have sex with men (MSMs). It provides counselling services, clinics for treatment of sexually transmitted infections, libraries, andcondom-use promotion. Lakshya won the Civil Society Award 2006 for its contribution in preventing HIV/AIDS among homosexual men The trust also creates employment opportunities for gay men and support for other organisations for MSMs, and plans to open a hospice/old age home for gay men.
Prior to her trip to Mumbai, Princess Maria Amor will also do the same humanitarian work in Mangalore and Raipur and will end up delivering a speech at the 7th World Confluence in Delhi on 22nd of December.
It’s that time of year again where we celebrate all over the world, for people to know and push for their rights.
December 10, Human Rights Day is of promoting awareness and highlights the efforts of The United Nations to improve global human rights conditions. The day commemorates to honor the day the United Nation’s General Assembly adoption and proclamation, December 10, 1948 the first expression and universal declaration of human rights. 48 nations were in favor to adopt the Universal declaration of human rights and since then, it has translated into 438 languages and dialects.
The We Care for Humanity family, The United Nations and the many nations who on this day take time to celebrate unity and compassion for our fellow man, to demonstrate daily support, leadership and establish an ongoing effort to support individuals who need a voice in the everyday struggles of inequalities and strive for more liberated societies.
As the founder and president of We Care for Humanity, I enjoin all of you to promote and celebrate Human Rights Day by participating in the #WeCare4HumanRights Campaign. The blindfold signifies the long deprivation of our rights since the beginning of time. The heart commands we no longer allow this oppression, we are ready to fight for our rights. We care for human rights!
On behalf of the WCH Organization, we celebrate Human Rights Day with compassion, obligation and a loving heart to humanity.
-Princess Dato'Sri Maria Amor Torres