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INTRODUCTION:

“It is the tasks connected with the home that are the fundamental tasks of humanity….If the mother does not make her contribution, there will either be no next generation, or a next generation that is worse than none at all."

- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States.

 

"Study after study has shown that there is no effective development strategy in which women do not play a central role. When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier and better fed; their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is also true of communities and, in the long run, of whole countries."

- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, March 8, 2003.

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF SMI

The idea of Sweet Mother International is dedicated to Madam Salomey Nze, 1904 - 1986.

Madam Salomey Nze despite her predicament as a young widow with over six teenage children single handedly founded a home where she accommodated and fed women who were widows like herself, aged women, old-women-without-children, destitute women and women with mental illness. She was also a counselor to newly married couples and young women. She acted as an arbiter in times of dispute between families, assisting to restore peace, love and affection in homes.  She was so devoted in her fellowship with God and humanity that she was regarded as a " God sent Angel " to her community. She died in 1986.

In the year 2000, this vision was regenerated by the idea of Sweet Mother International which was conceived by John Nze-Bertram the grandchild of Madam Salomey Nze as a result of the impact she made in his life about service to humanity before she passed-on to Glory.

Sweet Mother International is a fast expanding organization with over 10 chapters in various countries.  Some Chapters of SMI are fully registered and others are in various stages of official status registration under the “ACT” as a charity, non-profit organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the countries where SMI have local branches. SMI participates in the United Nations Volunteer Programs in order to actualize the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

 

SMI has gained international prominence and recognition. SMI’s activities have been appraised by various notable personalities worldwide. Over 1 million emails have been received by SMI from individuals and organizations across the world seeking volunteer positions or collaborations.

SMI convened a three months international e-conference coordinated from Nigeria in 2003 attended by 200 participants from over 14 countries.

Mrs. Nze Marita of SMI-Nigeria and Julie Clayton of SMI-Australia  through their  activities under the Sweet Mother International initiatives were awarded the "International Woman Of Peace Award" 2004 & 2005 consecutively by " Women Peace Foundation" an organization based in the United States of America. This award is a keenly contested award with nominees drawn from over 100 countries around the world. Annually, only very few women among hundreds of nominees succeed to the final stage of the Award. We are honored to have two SMI members’ outstanding contribution to humanity recognized as a world-class achievement through this award. More information about Women's Peacepower Foundation and the Award can be viewed on their official website: http://www.womenspeacepower.org/PastAwardWinners.html

SMI's International Social Exchange Program has been voted as an outstanding premier project that will engineer enduring friendship. Julie Anne Clayton the coordinator of Sweet Mother International in Australia was honored in Nigeria on the 20th of November, 2004 during her visit to the country. Her visit impacted positively to the Nigerian women who received some special soaps made by the SMI members in Australia and in return, she went back to her country with lots of souvenirs from Nigeria: Nigerian Cloths, artifacts and also her knowledge on Nigerian cosines. Her visit also led to a swift rise in volunteers by women in Australia to visit Nigeria for interchange programs.

In November 2005, Sony Madhukar of SMI-India visited SMI-Australia. He was well received and able to experience the unique hospitality of SMI members.

You too can be a part of the SMI family by volunteering to be a coordinator of SMI's local branch in your country or community. You can participate in SMI's International Social Exchange Programs. You can donate to empower women who are in difficulties. You may even wish to send in articles to be published on this website or to contribute in whichever capacity you are able. SMI sincerely appreciate all efforts you put-in to the success of this mission. Collectively, we can make a positive difference in the world. Once again, we wish to WELCOME you to the SMI family.

Contact references:

E-mail: sweetmotherinternational@yahoo.com

 

SMI AUSTRALIA:

Coordinator: Julie Anne Nze-Bertram

Contact Address: 9, Northside Court Evanston Gardens, 5116 South Australia

 

SMI INDIA:

Coordinator: Sony Madhukar

Contact Address: 34-344, Madhavaram Nagar Colony, Near Allwyn Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, 500 072, South India.

 

SMI PAKISTAN

Coordinator: Silas Newton

Contact Address: P-912/29, Street # 5, Warispura, Faisalabad, Pakistan

All units of SMI in various countries are mobilizing towards making the world a better place .