Frans J Jooste
INTBU Founder
The International Bureau of Understanding (INTBU) was founded by Frans J Jooste, as a researcher in Sociology, in Pretoria, South Africa in 2010. His arguments stated that the problems in the world are not political, religious, cultural or economical, but human. If people do not understand each other how can they live together?

Therefore a Bureau of Understanding was needed.

He reasoned that what the world needed was a greater sensation of love. We are all brothers after all - and that includes everyone. Therefore what this Bureau is working on is to understand.

His Inspiration

His Hopes & Dreams

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." ​1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

To "Cultivate the Essence of Life"
That people of all religions, cultural and economical backgrounds, incorporating and embracing "Understanding" into their everyday lives.

This will affect a change in the perception of a nation, a city and its people by the rest of the world.
Since 2010 he has been involved in and creating change in communities worldwide through rehabilitation, education and sustainable community development. ​

His Prayer

O GOD let my mind be ever clear and enlightened. By the vulnerability of those in need let no alien thought deflect it. Let everything that my experience and learning have taught it, be present in it and hinder it not in its peaceful work.

Keep far from me the delusions that I could accomplish all things. Give me the strength, the will, and the opportunity to amplify my spiritual gift more and more. In the rich and in the poor let me ever see only the human. GOD you has called me to serve your people.

I prepare myself now for my calling. Stand by me in this great task, so that it may prosper. For without you no man prospers not even in the smallest things.

Thank you GOD.