He believes that “To every problem there is a solution. Where a problem cannot be solved, it means the requisite knowledge out of which the solution could be drawn has not yet been acquired”.
He believes that the numerous problems the world has no answers to are due to the lack of knowledge from which the solutions could be drawn. E.g. CURE FOR HIV/AIDS, CURE FOR CANCERS, CURE FOR RENAL DISEASES and many chronic diseases and most importantly, PEACE OF THE WORLD.
At the age of 22, young Ato Duncan, as he was affectionately called, began a praying and fasting retreat from 29th July to 31st July 1988 during which he requested from God why he was on Earth. He then realized himself as a Messenger of God Almighty in this present generation with a great task – “PEACE OF THE WORLD”. He was then contemplating on how he could acquire knowledge for this great and glorious task which was his passion and sole aim to achieve in life – “Global Peace”.
He realized that, before education started, KNOWLEDGE existed long before creation. He realized that he needed the greatest knowledge and power ever descended for this Great Mission and that could only be found in GOD ALMIGHTY. On the 13th November 1988 young Ato Duncan denied himself of all earthly pleasures. He gave everything he had to friends and entered the wilderness in search of a cave to fast and pray for the Divine Knowledge of GOD. He finally landed on a hilltop at Adanse Praso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Young Ato Duncan prayed and fasted for forty days and forty nights from 20th November 1988 to 29th December 1988 for the Divine knowledge of GOD, since no University in the world has answers to the numerous problems the world is encountering. On the 22nd November 1988 around 1:00am, a voice came from the sky saying, ‘YOU ARE THE CENTER OF AWARENESS”. So “The Center of Awareness” was a title given to Professor Samuel Ato Duncan. He then chose to name his organization “The Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission”.