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HELPING AT RISK LOCAL, REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN GRADE 1 TO 12 ON SATURDAY JANUARY 13 2017
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NEWS RELEASE : OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: CONTACT NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741
SANTA CLAUSE VERY LATE THIS YEAR. I WANDER IF HE IS COMING FOR AROUND 200 CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE LOCALS, IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES. APPEAL TO HELP GET SANTA TO HELP OUT.
We are planning a Holiday Party with a twist-Social and Educational component for Saturday January 13 2018. Our goal is to raise $3600.00 but through a gofundme mentioned in the KOB TV NEWS story ( see below please) we have raised $505.00. Please read all about the need by visiting the links below. We are looking for new coats and gift cards to give to children living in the greater Albuquerque Area with most of the children and youth living in the International District.
About Albuquerque Public Schools and others where children to be assess attend.
http://webed.ped.state.nm.us/sites/conference/2017%20District%20Report%20Cards/Forms/AllItems.aspx ; ( Some of the children who will be assessed go to APS schools.
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Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque
(A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization)
Post Office Box 93445
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87119
Press Release: Open To The Public
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Frank Jerabek, 505-263-7187 OR Nkazi Sinandile (505) 435-5741 or email at [email protected]
4th Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration
On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the Immigrant & Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA)
invites the community to the FOURTH annual commemoration of the life and ideals of Nelson Mandela,
South African patriot, president, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. This event will be celebrated from 4pm-
5:30pm at the African American Performing Arts Center (AAPAC), 310 San Pedro Drive, NE, and will
include dancers, singers, speakers, and light refreshments.
After spending 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was set free in 1990.
Following release, Mandela, affectionately known to his people by his
clan name “Madiba,” negotiated peace in a racially-divided, apartheid
South Africa. Mandela also helped to lead the international battle for
human rights. For his efforts, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1993. The next year, Mandela was elected president of South
Mandela’s commitment and struggle for peace and justice, along with his
spirit of compassion and forgiveness, continue to serve as a beacon of
light in these troubled times.
IRRVA invites you to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s remarkable life as we
mark the 4th anniversary of his passing in 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
from 4pm to 5:30pm at the African American Performing Arts Center.
The many families who are the beneficiaries of IRRVA’s programs, Board members and program volunteers all
look forward to greeting you.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Immigrant & Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) is
staffed by volunteers and funded in part by grants. IRRVA gratefully accepts donations. Donations to IRRVA
are tax deductible.
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NEWS RELEASE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CONTACT : NKAZI SINANDILE
(ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO)
ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 FROM 11.00 A.M. TO 6 P.M. AND ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 20 FROM 09.00 TO 6PM THE ARTISANS OF NEW MEXICO WOMEN'S GLOBAL PATHWAYS WILL SELL MADE IN ALBUQUERQUE HANDMADE CRAFTS
VENUE: 120 MESILLA STREET NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108
New Mexico Women's Global Pathways a micro-enterprise program of Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque
a 501 c (3) non profit that is 100% volunteer driven and non funded organization that bridges gaps and provide a safety net for at risk locals, refugees and immigrants.
|Posted by Lungile Sinandile on August 23, 2017 at 12:15 AM||comments (8)|
ALBUQUERQUE'S REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR MATUNDA YA YESU AND SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET PRESENT JABULANI ( REJOICE- STORIES OF HOME) DRUMMING, DANCE, SELLING OF ALBUQUERQUE HAND MADE CRAFTS, SINGING AND FASHION and AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CUISINE AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9
VENUE: SOCIAL HALL OF LA MESA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 7401 COPPER AVENUE NE, ALBUQUERQUE, 87108
ADMISSION: $ 15.00 general and proceeds go to support Refugee the youth and choir programming. The youth engage in soliciting coats and winter clothes for disadvantaged refugee, immigrant and other at risk children of the Greater Albuqueque Area including the International district where they reside.
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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR JULY 22 2017.
CONTACT: NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741
MATUNDA (FRUIT ) YA ( OF) YESU (JESUS) YOUTH CHOIR (MATUNDA YA YESU) AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET-LUNGILE AND NKAZI SINANDILE CELEBRATE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE JOURNEYS
Under the direction of Lungile Sinandile, co-founder alongside his wife Nkazi Sinandile, the Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir is stepping out into the mainstream.
Young refugees arriving from refugee camps of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Chad, Rwanda, and Mozambique, find it very difficult to assimilate in the United States of America especially those who do not speak English. 90% of the Matunda Ya Yesu choir speak very little or no English. Outside of school they find nurture during choir practices where they find camaraderie, while being taught techniques of vocal singing, drumming, performance and training. Weekly they attend after school tutoring at Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque ( 100 % volunteer driven unfunded nonprofit) and craft skills training in sewing at New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways also nonprofit that is directed by Nkazi Sinandile.
The Public is invited to hear rich African harmonies by the choir and the South African Orion Duet. Add to this energetic movement and vibrant colorful outfits. This youthful dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its own culturally inspired interpretation. The ensemble performs in Swahili, English, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Bembe, Xhosa and Zulu. Free Admission but donations will be collected. All proceeds go to the choir members for shelter, tutoring, social enrichment, food and clothing of themselves and family members, who find it very difficult to find jobs and retain them.
Venue: Campus Hill Church 11057 Hill Drive, Loma Linda, California, 92354-2725
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Free Admission, but free will donations will be collected to help provide English as a Second language, sewing and other craft skills training, food, clothing and back to school supplies.
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017.
CD’s, Books, DVD’s and crafts sewn by some of the youth will be on sale after the concert.
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May 31 2017
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Albuquerque’s Refugee and Local Youth Empowerment through Song, Dance, Micro-Enterprise and Modeling.
CONTACT: Nkazi Sinandile (505) 435-5741 [email protected] or Lungile Sinandile
Farmington and Albuquerque: In Celebration of World Refugee Day the Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth choir will present a series of musical concerts, fashion show of clothes, tote bags and jewelry that they will create starting next week so as to supplement family budgets. The young people are from African refugee camps and receive tutoring in English As a Second language, other life skills and will start training in sewing and beading next week. Free training is offered at Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque and New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways - www.irrva.com; www.nmwgp.org.
On Saturday June 24 the Matunda Ya Yesu African choir under the direction of Lungile Sinandile with assistance of his wife Nkazi Sinandile co-founders of IRRVA AND NMWGP will present an inspiring musical concert at Pinon Hills Church (see below). They sing songs of experience, resilience, struggle, hope, love and unity in their own tongues as follows: Swahili, Bembe, Xhosa, Zulu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi and English.
A joyous celebration will be held at African American Perfoming Arts Center in Albuquerque. Caltural dancing, music , drumming , and stories of home. There the youth hope to sell some of the creations that they will create while in training at NMWGP. The girls will also be trained in modelling since they have never modeled in their young lives. For sewing, beading and modelling they will be joined by other youth from New Mexico ( USA’s and Middle East). The choir members were all born and raised in refugee camps. The choir rehearses weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.00 p.m. and 07.45 p.m at the Manzano Multi-generational Center, located at 501 Elizabeth Street, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. There will be different times for the sewing, beading and modeling practice.
Venues and Times:
Pinon Hills SDA Church, 5001 Foothills Dr. Farmington, New Mexico 87402
Admission is Free, but free will donations will be accepted.
Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2017 from 7.00 p.m.
then at the
African American Performing Arts Center
310 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4.00 p.m