ISSN 1710-6931 September 5, 2008 Issue 133

NECH Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the National Educational Center for Hope (NECH) and the strides and achievements the organization has made, against many odds, are tremendous.

Bilombele Asukulu, coordinator for the Nyarugusu Refugees Camp and representative of NECH, has extended his deepest appreciation to all who have contributed to the growth of NECH over the years.

Established to respond to the educational needs of Congolese refugees in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp (Tanzania), NECH has accomplished a lot since its inception in 2003. Some of its achievements to date are:

  • More than 150 students are currently enrolled at NECH and eight NECH students have been awarded scholarship for advance studies at institutions of higher learning and universities in Tanzania.
  • Some of NECH students, who have been repatriated, are using their skills acquired at NECH in carpentry, agriculture, livestock breeding, sewing and knitting, and computer for the improvement of the Congo. Fifth Anniversary

Susan Awosoga and the Oru Refugee Children

Miss Susan Awosoga and the Oru Refugee Children.


RESPECT Nigeria Visits Oru Refugee Camp

Francis Abayomi, the country coordinator for RESPECT Nigeria, paid a visit to the Oru Refugee Camp in Nigeria on August 14, 2008, a month and a half after the camp was officially closed on June 30.

Francis, who was accompanied by volunteers, Susan Awosoga and Ibiyinka Alao, had discovered that most refugees had not been airlifted to their various countries. Oru Refugee Camp

RESPECT Nigeria Donates Writing Materials to School

Pupils at the Oru Refugee Primary School were the beneficiaries of yet another donation from RESPECT Nigeria. This time it was writing materials, the third set to be given.

RESPECT Nigeria's country coordinator, Francis Abayomi, made the presentation along with Susan Awosaga, a volunteer with RESPECT Nigeria and a member of the National Youth Service Corp in Ogun State. Writing Materials

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