Osrane Ne Nsoroma – ‘Moon and star’
Balance and harmony
Osrane Ne Nsoroma is a West African symbol, in which Osrane represents the moon, and Osrane Ne Nsoroma in its entirety symbolises the moon and a star. This symbol represents the North Star (Pole Star) (woman) waiting patiently for the return of her male partner, the moon. Osrane Ne Nsoroma is a symbol of love, loyalty, devotion and patience. It reflects the harmonious relationship between people.
Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu – ‘Siamese crocodiles’
Democracy and unity in diversity
This African symbol depicts two Siamese crocodiles. It stands for cooperation in a democratic world, a way for us, humanity, to reach our destiny. Although crocodiles are independent beings, they are compelled to work together and join forces for their survival. The symbol also illustrates the unity between different religions and the tolerance of different cultures.
Dwennimmen – ‘Ram’s horns’
Combination of humility and strength
This African symbol suggests that even the strong must be able to be humble sometimes. The symbol portrays two rams’ heads with colliding horns. This symbolises strength and humility. A ram will bravely fight against his enemies when he is challenged to do so. But he will submit when necessary.
Akoma Ntoso – ‘Linked hearts’
Understanding and agreement
Akoma Ntoso represents understanding, agreement and harmony within communities. The symbol depicts four hearts that are connected to each other. They emphasise mutual sympathy and the immortality of the soul. Moreover, Akoma Ntoso promotes the unity between families and within communities. The ‘African Burial Ground’, the memorial site in New York where 400 Africans have been buried for centuries, is a good example of this. A place that unites people from different cultures. People who all share both the memories of those who are long gone, and the African culture.
Asase Ye Duru – ‘The earth has weight’
Protection of Mother Earth
Asase Ye Duru, which literally means ‘the earth has weight’, is a symbol that represents strength, protection, care and divinity. It is one of many symbols (adinkras) created by the Akan people in Ghana. Asase Ye Duru emphasises the importance of the earth and its preservation. As human beings, we must respect and cherish the earth. And we may not, in any way – directly or indirectly – cause damage to the earth.
Sesa Wo Suban – ‘Change or transform your character’
Personal reflection and transformation
The Sesa Wo Suban symbol stands for personal reflection and transformation. It is a composition of two symbols: the inner star represents a new day, while the wheel around it implies initiative and progress. The symbol encourages people, especially the young, to bring a positive change to the world through their actions.
Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu – ‘I am. Because we are.’
This symbol, consisting of three connected persons, represents the core values of LifeTree:
These three values are the pillars of all our business activities. What unites us as human beings is much greater than what divides us. Together we are One. No matter one’s cultural background, faith, race or sexual orientation. When we truly realise this, we can create a more loving and peaceful world.