New Mexico Women's Global Pathways

New Mexico Women's Global Pathways Women’s Global Pathways empowers vulnerable women, girls, children & families to attain self-sufficiency and quality of life. Conceived by Nkazi Sinandile and initiated by African and Asian immigrants and refugees NMWGP strives to bridge any gaps and form a village (community) of sorts for the new children and families that resettle in Albuquerque, as well as other vulnerable kids including the homeless in New Mexico.
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We wish to assist by providing food, clothing and other assistance often provided through in-kind donations, out-of-pocket, or by fund-raising. We know it can be rough trying to find good employment during low economic times, so we encourage entrepreneurship among those who wish to be self-sufficient. Our major focus is to strengthen the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, cultural and civic development of children in New Mexico. We believe that when woman is supported socially, educationally and emotionally she is able to place healthy food on her children's tables and improve her standing in her home and the community

Our programs target children, women, girls and their family members and include one-on-one ESL tutoring, training in sewing, beading, weaving, knitting, etc. We seek a "All In One Place" adequate space where we will employ no less than 75 people a year, who will be trained ( paid training with benefits) to sew, weave and bead traditionally inspired products to sell online globally. This space will house a pre school, Day Care, Certified Kitchen to cook healthy meals for participants, after school tutoring and an International School and also have community gardens that provide fresh produce for families. We will demonstrate the skills each woman has learned at fashion shows and other fund-raising events. We are so grateful to our partners, sponsors, donors and volunteers.

We wish to assist by providing food, clothing and other assistance often provided through in-kind donations, out-of-pocket, or by fund-raising. We know it can be rough trying to find good employment during low economic times, so we encourage entrepreneurship among those who wish to be self-sufficient. Our major focus is to strengthen the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, cultural and civic development of children in New Mexico. We believe that when woman is supported socially, educationally and emotionally she is able to place healthy food on her children's tables and improve her standing in her home and the community

Our programs target children, women, girls and their family members and include one-on-one ESL tutoring, training in sewing, beading, weaving, knitting, etc. We seek a "All In One Place" adequate space where we will employ no less than 75 people a year, who will be trained ( paid training with benefits) to sew, weave and bead traditionally inspired products to sell online globally. This space will house a pre school, Day Care, Certified Kitchen to cook healthy meals for participants, after school tutoring and an International School and also have community gardens that provide fresh produce for families. We will demonstrate the skills each woman has learned at fashion shows and other fund-raising events. We are so grateful to our partners, sponsors, donors and volunteers.

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Covid 19 pandemic has laid bare the academic struggles of our youth the world over and they need all the help they need ...
03/28/2021
Please Help To Pilot Ubuntu Mentorship Program, organized by Nkazi Sinandile

Covid 19 pandemic has laid bare the academic struggles of our youth the world over and they need all the help they need in particular English learners!

IRRVA is an unfunded, 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit organization in… Nkazi Sinandile needs your support for Please Help To Pilot Ubuntu Mentorship Program

Covid 19 pandemic has laid bare the academic struggles of our youth the world over and they need all the help they need ...
03/28/2021
Please Help To Pilot Ubuntu Mentorship Program, organized by Nkazi Sinandile

Covid 19 pandemic has laid bare the academic struggles of our youth the world over and they need all the help they need in particular English learners!

IRRVA is an unfunded, 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit organization in… Nkazi Sinandile needs your support for Please Help To Pilot Ubuntu Mentorship Program

Ubuntu Refugee Youth To Refugee Youth Mentoring Program - Pilot Hello and thank you so much for considering my request f...
03/22/2021
Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque offers youth mentoring

Ubuntu Refugee Youth To Refugee Youth Mentoring Program - Pilot

Hello and thank you so much for considering my request for funding. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you a new program to help displaced and resettled children as relates to their education - a Youth To Youth Mentorship program.

This program started on January 20 and will continue through the second week of June just in time for summer vacation.. We hope to continue it as funds become available. In addition, if the program is successful, we would love to open it to refugees from other countries.

Why This Program

Since the beginning of 2007, the board of directors of my foundation, Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village (IRRV), Lungile Sinandile and I, have been tutoring and working directly with dozens of youth. These young people, specifically within the African Refugee Community, alongside community volunteers, host a tutoring program up to two times a week.This effort takes place in partnership with the Albuquerque Academy and community volunteers.

As we have been beset by Covid and its consequences, the very severe gaps in education that existed before have been laid bare. Our young folks struggle to acquire English, both spoken and written, for understandable reasons. Covid has only exacerbated these difficulties.

For 12 years the Albuquerque Academy has provided 2 hourly tutoring (weekly) sessions and are still tutoring ( 23 available tutors). Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School joined online tutoring last fall.


This resource now represents around 43 tutors. Between 2014 and 2017, other community members provided tutoring help for 4 hours per week, along with Albuquerque Academy volunteers..

From our extensive experience, we know that the majority of our refugee community children pick up spoken English quickly. To our dismay, upon closer interactions with some of them, they do not understand written English. Even as they graduate from high school, many struggle a lot. When they have mentors to help them understand English content they thrive. In this way, IRRVA bridges these gaps.

There are a few more very concerning observations that we have made since November within the African community. Many of the children do not know how to do math, which on top of their lack of reading skills in English may present a nearly insurmountable obstacle to their success in this country.

The majority of these children do not sign in or attend zoom classes and those who join do so that they might get help with homework. At times tutors even end up doing homework for the children. Wi Fi unavailability (at times) interferes with online learning. In addition, a lack of support from parents, most of whom do not know English and are not familiar with computers, renders children who are really struggling with reading, writing, and arithmetic. .

The children need help to realize that not knowing how to write and read well hampers them from being successful in their academic life, but also in almost every area of life in the United States.
It was with all of this in mind that I created a Mentor program, with refugee high schoolers or those in college mentoring those from Middle school up to high school.

As part of this program , we find mentors to assist the mentors, who are in first or second year of college and are struggling because of their own diminished English language knowledge.

The budget we have in mind would provide stipends for 3 Refugee Young Adult Mentors for February, March, April and May. This amounts to $14,000.00.

While we have the promise of $3,000 from Southeast Heights Collaborative, we at IRRVA have paid for the first three weeks ourselves. . I am writing grant proposals that are due mid February through April. I have also been appealing to the community for help with securing funds. It is with this purpose in mind that I have reached out to you today. We at IRRV are so thankful that you have taken the time to read our request. We pray that you will find it in your hearts to fund our programming, which clearly is so desperately needed. Thank you.

https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/immigrant-and-refugee-resource-village-of-albuquerque-offers-youth-mentoring/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) works to promote empowerment and to provide support to the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, as…

Ubuntu Refugee Youth To Refugee Youth Mentoring Program - Pilot Hello and thank you so much for considering my request f...
03/20/2021
Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque offers youth mentoring

Ubuntu Refugee Youth To Refugee Youth Mentoring Program - Pilot

Hello and thank you so much for considering my request for funding. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you a new program to help displaced and resettled children as relates to their education - a Youth To Youth Mentorship program.

This program started on January 20 and will continue through the second week of June just in time for summer vacation.. We hope to continue it as funds become available. In addition, if the program is successful, we would love to open it to refugees from other countries.

Why This Program

Since the beginning of 2007, the board of directors of my foundation, Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village (IRRV), Lungile Sinandile and I, have been tutoring and working directly with dozens of youth. These young people, specifically within the African Refugee Community, alongside community volunteers, host a tutoring program up to two times a week.This effort takes place in partnership with the Albuquerque Academy and community volunteers.

As we have been beset by Covid and its consequences, the very severe gaps in education that existed before have been laid bare. Our young folks struggle to acquire English, both spoken and written, for understandable reasons. Covid has only exacerbated these difficulties.

For 12 years the Albuquerque Academy has provided 2 hourly tutoring (weekly) sessions and are still tutoring ( 23 available tutors). Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School joined online tutoring last fall.


This resource now represents around 43 tutors. Between 2014 and 2017, other community members provided tutoring help for 4 hours per week, along with Albuquerque Academy volunteers..

From our extensive experience, we know that the majority of our refugee community children pick up spoken English quickly. To our dismay, upon closer interactions with some of them, they do not understand written English. Even as they graduate from high school, many struggle a lot. When they have mentors to help them understand English content they thrive. In this way, IRRVA bridges these gaps.

There are a few more very concerning observations that we have made since November within the African community. Many of the children do not know how to do math, which on top of their lack of reading skills in English may present a nearly insurmountable obstacle to their success in this country.

The majority of these children do not sign in or attend zoom classes and those who join do so that they might get help with homework. At times tutors even end up doing homework for the children. Wi Fi unavailability (at times) interferes with online learning. In addition, a lack of support from parents, most of whom do not know English and are not familiar with computers, renders children who are really struggling with reading, writing, and arithmetic. .

The children need help to realize that not knowing how to write and read well hampers them from being successful in their academic life, but also in almost every area of life in the United States.
It was with all of this in mind that I created a Mentor program, with refugee high schoolers or those in college mentoring those from Middle school up to high school.

As part of this program , we find mentors to assist the mentors, who are in first or second year of college and are struggling because of their own diminished English language knowledge.

The budget we have in mind would provide stipends for 3 Refugee Young Adult Mentors for February, March, April and May. This amounts to $14,000.00.

While we have the promise of $3,000 from Southeast Heights Collaborative, we at IRRVA have paid for the first three weeks ourselves. . I am writing grant proposals that are due mid February through April. I have also been appealing to the community for help with securing funds. It is with this purpose in mind that I have reached out to you today. We at IRRV are so thankful that you have taken the time to read our request. We pray that you will find it in your hearts to fund our programming, which clearly is so desperately needed. Thank you.


https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/immigrant-and-refugee-resource-village-of-albuquerque-offers-youth-mentoring/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) works to promote empowerment and to provide support to the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, as…

Please help us help our children as they are in big trouble academically.  Blame it on Covid?  Partially I blame it on C...
02/28/2021
Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque offers youth mentoring

Please help us help our children as they are in big trouble academically. Blame it on Covid? Partially I blame it on Covid.

All I know is that children who arrived in New Mexico since 2015 are in very big trouble and most including their parents do not know that.

For 14 years todate Albuquerque Academy Tutors, Your students continue to teach English and to help them with homework.

Thank You ladies and gentlemen for being culturally sensitive and treating our youth with dignity and respect.

Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School tutors thank You for joining hands with ABQ. Academy and our organization’s mentors, who are students as well.

Thank You for being so culturally sensitive and for treating our youth with dignity and respect.

Lungile Lungile or “Papa” Lungile, Moshe, Aziza, Pacifique Justin, Thali and Khazi thank You for your kind support. Our African proverb- “It takes a village” rings true.

https://www.facebook.com/1017010635009058/posts/3900461219997304/?d=n

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) works to promote empowerment and to provide support to the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, as…

Hi!It is with great pleasure that I invite You to tune in to KRQE TV News 13 Albuquerque New Mexico USA at 08.00 am tomo...
02/23/2021
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF ALBQ.

Hi!

It is with great pleasure that I invite You to tune in to KRQE TV News 13 Albuquerque New Mexico USA at 08.00 am tomorrow ( February 24).

This is in support of the African children living in our community, who do not always have the background of learning that is assumed by the American schools. Therefore the children find themselves doubly disadvantaged.

It does not help that our school system does not have the resources to provide the necessary tutoring that would allow them to catch up, in fact, some are passed on to a higher grade even though proficiency has not been properly attained.

Please watch with me tomorrow at 08.00am. Your ongoing support of our education empowerment program since the fall of 2006 is highly appreciated.

In this post there is a link to contribute towards this effort.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/145156827421024/?fundraiser_source=external_url
or go to www.IRRVA.com. THANK YOU!

God Bless You! God bless all the children whose learning has been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.

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Need Help With School Help? Our organization can Help.Tutoring/ Understanding written English/ Homework helpDo you need ...
02/10/2021

Need Help With School Help? Our organization can Help.

Tutoring/ Understanding written English/ Homework help

Do you need help with School work/ Knowing how to read, write and speak English? We can help.

Do You speak Swahili, Kibembe or Kinyarwanda or Middle Eastern languages and live in the International District / Greater Albuquerque area?

Please note We do not have a Middle Eastern Mentor yet.

If so, please inbox IRRVA’s Education Mentors as follows: The mentors attend online tutoring with You as well. Papa Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile also attend to say Hi!

There are around 20 online volunteer tutors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Mondays and Wednesdays Get on Zoom at 4 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm.

Classes have been going on since last year.

Mentors are Princess Moshe , Uwamahoro Pacific, Aziza Merry. Papa Lungile Lungile aka Lungile Sinandile and Mama
Nkazi Sinandile are coordinators.

They will come ( observing State of New Mexico Covid regulations) to register You and talk to Your parents. The mentors will be available at tutoring if You need help with interpretation.

The session is from 4:05pm to 5:05pm Today.( Wednesdays)
Other days are Mondays ( 4pm) and Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Any of the mentors mentioned above will give You the online Zoom links to join.

You must be in grades 8 to 12 and in first year of college( if You have problems understanding English - writing and reading). There is also help for other school subjects.
Graduation for all participants and gift cards in June 2021.

Need Help With School Help? Our organization can Help.Tutoring/ Understanding written English/ Homework helpDo you need ...
02/10/2021

Need Help With School Help? Our organization can Help.

Tutoring/ Understanding written English/ Homework help

Do you need help with School work/ Knowing how to read, write and speak English? We can help.

Do You speak Swahili, Kibembe or Kinyarwanda or Middle Eastern languages and live in the International District / Greater Albuquerque area?

Please note We do not have a Middle Eastern Mentor yet.

If so, please inbox IRRVA’s Education Mentors as follows: The mentors attend online tutoring with You as well. Papa Lungile and Nkazi Sinandile also attend to say Hi!

There are around 20 online volunteer tutors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Mondays and Wednesdays Get on Zoom at 4 pm
Saturdays at 2 pm.

Classes have been going on since last year.

Mentors are Princess Moshe , Uwamahoro Pacific, Aziza Merry. Papa Lungile Lungile aka Lungile Sinandile and Mama
Nkazi Sinandile are coordinators.

They will come ( observing State of New Mexico Covid regulations) to register You and talk to Your parents. The mentors will be available at tutoring if You need help with interpretation.

The session is from 4:05pm to 5:05pm Today.( Wednesdays)
Other days are Mondays ( 4pm) and Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Any of the mentors mentioned above will give You the online Zoom links to join.

You must be in grades 8 to 12 and in first year of college( if You have problems understanding English - writing and reading). There is also help for other school subjects.
Graduation for all participants and gift cards in June 2021.

02/05/2021
Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque

WE ARE GROWING

Coming up - 1.

building garden boxes and growing culturally appropriate vegetables at our New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways/IRRVA center thanks to help of Mateo of Southwest Organizing Project ( SWOP), Cathy Sanchez, Bridget Llanes and the county of Bernalillo New Mexico USA.

We have already set up a garden committee made up of young adults/youth. This is also an opportunity to create income through stipends to be given to the gardeners.

Resettled Youth Mentoring Other Youth ( Educational). Mentors to receive stipends and to be assigned own mentors.

Sewing Crafting culminating in a Cultural Fushion Fashion Show, Drumming, Dance, Spoken Word and selling of crafts.

In the International District
At the home of New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways/ IRRVA the growing Food Committee chaired and led by young adults/youth mapping out garden box spaces with the assistance of Lungile Sinandile co-founder of IRRVA.
Garden boxes will be all over the property. Space for children’s play ground and for parking allocated. Made possible through a grant from the county- thanks to Cathy Sanchez and Mateo of the Southwest Organizing Project

Funds funds for existing garden boxes made possible by a grant given to IRRVA through East Central Ministries. Compost brought by and boxes built by John Bulten and His friends. www.irrva.com.

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