|Posted by Lungile Sinandile on August 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM|
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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.
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