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POP UP CONCERT TO HELP FIX STORM DAMAGED BUILDING

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on August 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (7)

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

CONTACT NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741

 

 

 

 

WHAT: REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET PRESENT A POP UP CONCERT IN ALBUQUERQUE

 

TO FIX LOCAL, REFUGEE, IMMIGRANT AND ASYLEE CENTER DAMAGED BY RAIN STORMS LAST WEEK: MEDIA ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO PROMOTE THE EVENT.

 

 

 

 

WHY: Due to the last week's rain storms, a portion of the fixer up building that will very soon be a training center for vulnerable, yet resilient locals, immigrants, refugees and asylees and the homeless suffered damage last week..

 

 

 

 

The non profit agency Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village and its flagship program New Mexico Women's Global Pathways a 100% volunteer run organization that will use fixer up building is undergoing renovations and slated to open its doors in August this year shortly after school start, but mother nature changed all that..

 

 

 

 

The organization founded by Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile had been renovating it, but had not bought building insurance yet due to lack of funds. The African Refugee Youth Choir and the South African Orion Duet ( founders of the organization) are teaming up and turning to their culture to help fix the building that is located at 120 Mesilla Street, NE, Albuquerque.To raise urgently needed funds to fix the damaged roof and other parts of the building where the storm waters gushed in,Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile who direct and perform with the refugee youth choir will stage a pop up concert this Saturday at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Venue: 7401 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque, 87108

 

 

 

 

Admission : $20.00 for adults. Free for children.

 

 

 

 

A gofundme campaign has been started.

 

 

 

 

https://www.gofundme.com/b8hfvy-storm-damage&rcid=r01-153356563571-7bb2e4ee7d344e92&pc=em_co_campmgmt_m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRRVA is 100% volunteer run and provides Free wrap around social services for vulnerable children and adult including tutoring, teaching English as a Second language, beading, sewing, business, case managerment, food, clothing and other strengthened life skills. The building was slated to be open to the public ( open house) and offer services immediately after schools start in order to receive and help struggling students in particular the struggling new comer students who have been in Albuquerque since 2015 and still struggle to speak, read or write English. Adult tutoring, computer training,sewing and beading training will also be offered at this site. IRRVA has been providing English as a second language and other trainings at a very limited space at PB&J family services since losing space in March 2017 and has never owned its own space, till my husband and I decided to buy this fixer up building, that is being renovated by volunteers from out of town. Storms have caused a set back that can be fixed, but money is not there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You

 

 

 

 

Nkazi Sinandile

 

(505) 435-5741

 

Co-Founder of Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque

 

and co-Founder of New Mexico Women's Global Pathways

 

 

 

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POP UP CONCERT TO HELP FIX STORM DAMAGED BUILDING

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on August 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)


NEWS RELEASE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CONTACT NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741

WHAT: REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET PRESENT A POP UP CONCERT IN ALBUQUERQUETO FIX LOCAL, REFUGEE, IMMIGRANT AND ASYLEE CENTER DAMAGED BY RAIN STORMS LAST WEEK: MEDIA ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO PROMOTE THE EVENT. 

WHY: Due to the last week's rain storms, a portion of the fixer up building that will very soon be a training center for vulnerable, yet resilient locals, immigrants, refugees and asylees and the homeless suffered damage last week..

The non profit agency Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village and its flagship program New Mexico Women's Global Pathways a 100% volunteer run organization that will use fixer up building is undergoing renovations and slated to open its doors in August this year shortly after school start, but mother nature changed all that..

The organization founded by Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile and powered by volunteers was being renovating it, but had the organization had not bought built insurance yet due to lack of funds. The African Refugee Youth Choir and the South African Orion Duet ( founders of the organization) are teaming up and turning to their culture to help fix the building that is located at 120 Mesilla Street, NE, Albuquerque.To raise urgently needed funds to fix the damaged roof and other parts of the building where the storm waters gushed in,Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile who direct and perform with the refugee youth choir will stage a pop up concert this Saturday at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church at 5 pm.

Venue: 7401 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque, 87108

Admission : $20.00 for adults. Free for children.

A gofundme campaign has been started.

https://www.gofundme.com/b8hfvy-storm-damage&rcid=r01-153356563571-7bb2e4ee7d344e92&pc=em_co_campmgmt_m

IRRVA is 100% volunteer run and provides Free wrap around social services for vulnerable children and adult including tutoring, teaching English as a Second language, beading, sewing, business, case managerment, food, clothing and other strengthened life skills. The building was slated to be open to the public ( open house) and offer services immediately after schools start in order to receive and help struggling students in particular the struggling new comer students who have been in Albuquerque since 2015 and still struggle to speak, read or write English. Adult tutoring, computer training,sewing and beading training will also be offered at this site. IRRVA has been providing English as a second language and other trainings at a very limited space at PB&J family services since losing space in March 2017 and has never owned its own space, till my husband and I decided to buy this fixer up building, that is being renovated by volunteers from out of town. Storms have caused a set back that can be fixed, but money is not there


AFRICAN REFUGEE YOUTH CONCERT IN LOMA LINDA SUPPORT FAMILIES

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on July 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (6)
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CONTACT LUNGILE SINANDILE 505 435-5741 www.irrva.com; www.southafricanorionduet.com; REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET SPREAD A MESSAGE OF LOVE, PEACE, UNITY, HOPE AND FAITH THROUGH AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC Join the South African Orion Duet and Matunda Ya Yesu African Refugee Choir in joyful infectious song rhythms from East, Central and Southern Africa. Songs of hope, liberty and unity to raise funds for refugees and their families. On Saturday, July 28th at 7pm at Campus Hill Church, 11057 Hill Drive, Loma Linda, California. THE CHOIR SINGS IN FIVE AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH AND IS MADE UP OF REFUGEE YOUTH FROM UGANDA, TANZANIA, MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA. THEY WERE BORN IN REFUGEE CAMPS. THEIR PARENTS FLED GENOCIDE AND TRIBAL CONFLICT IN RWANDA AND BURUNDI. THE MUSICAL GROUP SINGS IN FIVE AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH. THE YOUTH CHOIR MEMBERS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF LUNGILE SINANDILE AND HIS WIFE NKAZI SINANDILE (SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET AND CO-FOUNDERS OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBUQUERQUE) RECEIVE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, TUTORING, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND OTHER JOBS SKILLS TRAINING AND OTHER STRENGTHENED LIFE SKILLS AT THE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBUQUERQUE, A 100 % VOLUNTEER DRIVEN 501 C NON PROFIT THROUGH ITS FLAGSHIP PROGRAM NEW MEXICO WOMEN'S GLOBAL PATHWAYS. LUNGILE AND NKAZI ARE A MARRIED COUPLE THAT LEFT THE STRICTURES OF LEGALIZED RACISM - APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES. THE MATUNDA YA YESU AFRICAN REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET OUT OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA WILL BE IN CONCERT AS FOLLOWS: Venue: Loma Linda Campus Hill Church 11057 Hill Drive, Loma Linda, California Date: Saturday, July 28 2018 Time: 7.00 p.m. Admission is Free, but a Love Offering will be collected. CD's and African crafts created by the choir members will be on sale after the concert. NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CONTACT LUNGILE SINANDILE 505 435-5741 www.irrva.com; www.southafricanorionduet.com; REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET SPREAD A MESSAGE OF LOVE, PEACE, UNITY, HOPE AND FAITH THROUGH AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC Join the South African Orion Duet and Matunda Ya Yesu African Refugee Choir in joyful infectious song rhythms from East, Central and Southern Africa. Songs of hope, liberty and unity to raise funds for refugees and their families???. On Saturday, July 28th at 7pm at Campus Hill Church, 11057 Hill Drive, Loma Linda, California. THE CHOIR SINGS IN FIVE AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH AND IS MADE UP OF REFUGEE YOUTH FROM UGANDA, TANZANIA, MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA. THEY WERE BORN IN REFUGEE CAMPS. THEIR PARENTS FLED GENOCIDE AND TRIBAL CONFLICT IN RWANDA AND BURUNDI. THE MUSICAL GROUP SINGS IN FIVE AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH. THE YOUTH CHOIR MEMBERS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF LUNGILE SINANDILE AND HIS WIFE NKAZI SINANDILE (SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET AND CO-FOUNDERS OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBUQUERQUE) RECEIVE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, TUTORING, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND OTHER JOBS SKILLS TRAINING AND OTHER STRENGTHENED LIFE SKILLS AT THE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBUQUERQUE, A 100 % VOLUNTEER DRIVEN 501 C NON PROFIT THROUGH ITS FLAGSHIP PROGRAM NEW MEXICO WOMEN'S GLOBAL PATHWAYS. LUNGILE AND NKAZI ARE A MARRIED COUPLE THAT LEFT THE STRICTURES OF LEGALIZED RACISM - APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES. THE MATUNDA YA YESU AFRICAN REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET OUT OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA WILL BE IN CONCERT AS FOLLOWS: Venue: Loma Linda Campus Hill Church 11057 Hill Drive, Loma Linda, California Date: Saturday, July 28 2018 Time: 7.00 p.m. Admission is Free, but a Love Offering will be collected. Afro Centric Crafts and CD's made by the choir members will be on sale after the concert.

REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT GROUP TO PERFORM IN FARMINGTON AND SHIPROCK

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on July 7, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (2)

NEWS  RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CONTACT  LUNGILE SINANDILE   (505) 304-0392  OR  505  435-5741


REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET SPREAD A MESSAGE OF LOVE, PEACE, UNITY, HOPE AND FAITH THROUGH AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC

THE CHOIR SINGS IN FIVE AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH AND IS MADE UP OF REFUGEE YOUTH FROM UGANDA, TANZANIA, MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA. THEY WERE BORN IN REFUGEE CAMPS. THEIR  PARENTS FLED GENOCIDE AND TRIBAL CONFLICT IN RWANDA AND BURUNDI.

THE YOUTH CHOIR MEMBERS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF LUNGILE SINANDILE AND HIS WIFE NKAZI SINANDILE (SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET AND CO-FOUNDERS OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBUQUERQUE) RECEIVE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, TUTORING, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND OTHER JOBS SKILLS TRAINING  AND OTHER STRENGTHENED LIFE SKILLS AT THE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBUQUERQUE, A 100 % VOLUNTEER DRIVEN 501 C NON PROFIT THROUGH ITS FLAGSHIP PROGRAM NEW MEXICO WOMEN'S GLOBAL PATHWAYS. LUNGILE AND NKAZI ARE A MARRIED COUPLE THAT LEFT THE STRICTURES OF LEGALIZED RACISM - APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES.


THE MATUNDA YA YESU AFRICAN REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET OUT OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA WILL BE IN CONCERT AS FOLLOWS:


VENUE:    PINON HILLS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

                8001 FOOTHILLS DRIVE, FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO, 87402

DATE:  SATURDAY, JULY 14TH 2018

TIME:  7.00 P.M.

LOVE OFFERING WILL BE ACCEPTED. CD'S CRAFTS CREATED BY CHOIR MEMBERS WILL BE ON SALE AFTER THE CONCERT. CONCERT PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.


THENTHE NEXT DAY, SUNDAY JULY 15 2018

VENUE:  TOO WORSHIP

8 NE HEIGHTS DRIVE ( NORTH OF MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL),

SHIPROCK, 87402

TIME:  7.00 P.M.

ADMISSION FREE, BUT A LOVE OFFERING WILL BE ACCEPTED.


www.nmwgp.org;              www.irrva.com

                  









READING ASSESSMENTS HOLIDAY BACK PACK PARTY

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on January 15, 2018 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (4)

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/amid-adjustment-to-a-new-life-local-refugee-and-immigrant-kids-receive-gifts/4743038/?cat=516


HELPING AT RISK LOCAL, REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN GRADE 1 TO 12 ON SATURDAY JANUARY 13 2017

JANUARY 13 2018: CHRISTMAS BACKPACK HOLIDAY PARTY ACHIEVES TWO PURPOSES

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on December 4, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

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.

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/charter-school-immigrant-refugee-students/4688743/

https//www.gofundme.com/holiday-backpackpart

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.  






THANK YOU

IRRVA COMMEMORATES NELSON MANDELA DECEMBER 3 2017

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on November 19, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (1)


 

 

Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque

(A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization)

Post Office Box 93445

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87119

www.irrva.com


Press Release:  Open To The Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Frank Jerabek, 505-263-7187 OR Nkazi Sinandile (505) 435-5741 or email at womensglobalpathways@gmail.com


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

Africa.

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.



HOLIDAY GIFT CRAFT SALE BY REFUGEES, LOCAL AND IMMIGRANTS

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on November 8, 2017 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (1)

NEWS     RELEASE                                   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CONTACT :  NKAZI    SINANDILE

(505) 435-5741

(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

FREE ADMISSION

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.




MATUNDA YA YESU REFUGEE YOUTH CHOIR AND SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET PERFORM

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on August 23, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (9)


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


4.00 P.M.

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.

Matunda Ya Yesu Refugee Youth Choir and The South African Orion Duet in Concert

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on June 27, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

https://www.gofundme.com/refugee-youth-singing-and-story-telling-trip



NEWS  RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR JULY 22 2017.

CONTACT:  NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741

www.irrva.com;  www.nmwgp.org;www.southafricanorionduetministries.com

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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