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SUMMARY REPORT: THE UNITED AFRICAN CONGRESS, GIVE THEM A HAND FOUNDATION AND THEIR PARTNERS (IAAP – International Association of Applied Psychology; Nusantra Foundation; BLIA – Buddha’s Light International Association) OBSERVE “WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK” AT THE UNITED NATIONS ON FEBRUARY 4, 2016 The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) was observed with an Interfaith Forum held […]

December 20th, 2015

GTAH and UAC Building Bridges Across Boundaries Award Luncheon

         Give Them A Hand Foundation and United African Congress Building Bridges Across Boundaries Awards Luncheon The Friars Club, 16 December 2015   Give Them a Hand Foundation (GTAH) and partnering organization, United African Congress (UAC), held their first Building Bridges Across Boundaries Awards at the famous and prestigious Friars Club in Manhattan on 16 December […]

4.Dec.2014: GTAH Chairman gives Keynote Speech at HUMANICY Meeting at UN, New York

Gordon Tapper, Chairman of GTAH, gave the Keynote Speech on ‘Art and Cultural Diplomacy at the United Nations’ on Thursday 4 December at a meeting entitled “HUMANICY: THE HUMAN SIDE OF DIPLOMACY – At the Crossroads of Art, Diplomacy, and Heightened Consciousness”. The two-day meeting which took place in the ECOSOC Chamber and Conference Room […]

GTAH and UAC lead walk against Ebola from Times Square to the United Nations

  On Friday 24 October, United Nations Day, GTAH and UAC led a large group of community leaders and concerned citizens from the New York metropolitan area in a walk of solidarity with the countries of West Africa currently suffering from the Ebola virus. The group marched from Times Square to a congregation point in […]

GTAH and the UAC – amongst the first to declare the Ebola Crisis in Africa to be an international disease!

 Ebola Forum, United Nations ECOSOC Chamber  –  27 August 2014 A meeting dubbed the “New York City Ebola Forum”, jointly organized by the Give Them a Hand Foundation (GTAH) and the United African Congress (UAC), was held in the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber on 27 August 2014.  (See Forum programme below) Mr. Gordon Tapper, the […]

Benefit Event for African Centre in Kiev, Ukraine

30 May 2014     GTAH, UAC and Black Star News held a Benefit and Discussion Event for the African Centre in Kiev in response to its plea for assistance to aid the people of African descent who were experiencing extreme economic hardship and hostility from racist groups targeting them during the civil unrest in Ukraine […]

December 2013: GTAH and UAC present letter to UN High Commission for Human Rights protesting mistreatment of Haitians in Dominican Republic

  Photo of GTAH and UAC at the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to deliver letter protesting the mistreatment of Haitians and persons born in  the Dominican Republic of Haitian descent by the Government of the Dominican Republic Give Them A Hand Foundation and United African Congress meet with the UNHCHR […]

Give Them A Hand Foundation Joins With Over 100,000 People In Taiwan To Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday

Give Them a Hand Foundation’s (GTAH) founder and chairman, Gordon Tapper was a special guest of the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) to the Fo Guang Shan celebration of Buddha’s birthday in Taipei, in May, 2013. Fo Guang Shan is one of the largest Buddhist orders throughout the world and is the largest in Taiwan. […]


SUNDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2012 RED HOOK, BROOKLYN Once again United Nations Staff Members volunteered their services to assist in the Relief and Restoration efforts organized by the Give Them a Hand Foundation/United African Congress, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. Our eight-member team gathered at the Visitation Church of the Holy Virgin Mary, the […]

Provision of food Services for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

United Nations Staff Members joined with Give Them a Hand Foundation/ United African Congress and fifteen other volunteers on Saturday to staff the kitchen of the North Carolina Southern Baptist Disaster Recovery Team based on the grounds of the Aqueduct Racetrack/Resorts International Casino in South Ozone Park, Queens. The North Carolina Southern Baptist Recovery Team […]

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