Anu from Nigeria "Youths mentoring Youths"

Friday, January 30, 2009

Subject: News and Updates!Greetings!
Once again this is to show our appreciation to all our Mentors, and Friends of Mentors. Although a larger percentage of them are yet to be on this Facebook Group. But, we hope they get this message too. The Mentoring exercise has commenced for good and we are assured that with time we shall be able to reach out and positively impact the Children of the World.
Our visions are highly-driven and purpose-oriented; It is to raise a generation of Purpose-Driven Youth!Presently, our targets are the SSS 3 students of a particular school in Lagos. Nigeria. We've visited them and paired them up accordingly with a suitable Mentor each! And, to those who haven't been paired, please look forward to this latest by 31st of January, 2009!The tutoring Exercise in this School would commence in February, 2009 and it would take place in the School premises every Wednesday and *Friday.
Our new Website shall be made available in first week of February, 2009. While we still make do of and to those who have volunteered to pay a Tutor, our Bank Account Details shall be made available by next week Tuesday. Thank You for your understanding!We've got a few outstanding list of Mentees. Would you pls, help to recruit more Mentors -Friends, Colleagues etc ? We shall be obliged to have you do so. Thank You. Wishing you a Blessed Month of February.
RSN. . . . It\'s all about young people!

Pictorial Charts Educational Trust

Yet again and enormous thank you to Pictorial Charts Educational Trust for their continued support with science books, plastic wallets, music resources etc.

Philippines - Melanie's first contact home.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here are the pictures.of the children at Philippine Outreach Center,in Subic.
The Center has been going for 25 years, and is the work of Manchester born Crissy Perillo ,and her neice Rachael, with their husbands,and family.
We have visited a prison, which Crissy has been visiting for 20 years.
I could hardly believe my eyes, when I saw the women in cages, within a small yard enclosure. There were 50 women in each of these cages,some pregnant, and some with babies. Three cages held 50 women each. We took in toiletries, pens, and boks. We had an opportunity to sing with them, and spend time sharing about their life in the cage. Crissy and Rachel look after the babies born to the Mothers in the prison. Today they have 30 boys,and 28 girls, and 2 brandnew babies. Some of the Mothers have not been tried for their offences, and already they are in for 10 years, and 15 years with out their case coming to trial.
The Philippines, don t have a judicial system, only a Judge. Yesterday I had chance o speak and encourage over 500 men in a prison.Im crying at the poverty, and the injustice, but also enjoying the people.

United Kingdom and Tanzania

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thanks to the support of the Ulster Teachers' Union - duvet covers and pillow cases begin their journey to Tanzania.

South Korea from Serena

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hope am not too late...Happy New Year 2009 with WORLD PEACE to all....LOVE AND COMPASSION - Serena

Kenya - Kitale - Moses ministering.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Nepal - Princesses receive new coats and undergarments.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How were the gales..and its aftermath?

We all are fine here. Today your kids had shopping with me ...Binita and Anita while others were still in school and 4 other monsters are having extra curriculum so that I do not have 12 monsters group picture. You can see who are in the picture.. they selected the clothes they want and underwears clothes ( no picture of that ofcourse).

Also kids had fresh cooked butter bread. Binita will get back to you next time ...
Please thank all our Friends

Love from kids

Philippines - Melanie sets off tomorrow.

Dear Don

Many Thanks - Im off, early morning. Im packed, even with the biscuits, the pink bags. Education supplies, are coming. Money has come in from family members, my Christmas presents were donations. Im so excited now. Patrik and his wife,and daughter, are meeting us at the airport. We have accommodation with them, and we will be looked after. I have my flight to the Philippines,which was given to me by my family. Some one has given me some dollars, and I found some Philippino money in my cupboard. I am ready, willing, and prepared and equipped.
Adios Melanie

Nigeria - Anu and Solomon - meet to discuss Resource Sharing Network

Nigeria - From Anu and RSN

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Greetings Folks!
Once again, this is to inform you that the Youths Mentoring Exercise commenced yersterday, 19th of January, 2009. Our sincere appreciation goes to all our Volunteers. We really do appreciate your efforts and we do hope you would have a wonderful and fruitful mentoring exercise. Don't forget that one of our many objecitves in this exercise is to positively affect the lives of these young people, Improving on their academic performances.To our esteemed Mentors who haven’t been paired, please do bear with us, It is because some of these young people haven’t sent in their application forms hence, the delay. But, as soon as we get those forms, we shall get you introduced to your Mentee.Once again, thank you for your act of Volunteerism!We appreciate It.
Best Wishes.
Passing On the Baton Of Excellence!"

Northern Ireland - Aghalee Pharmacy - Congratulations

Monday, January 19, 2009

News Flash It gives me great delight to congratulate Zeta, pharmacists and staff of Aghalee Pharmacy on their prestigious national award for their contribution to Community Health and Well Being. The Pharmacy was proposed by A Ray of Hope as not only was their local contribution to community well being of exceptional quality but their support to our international projects assisted many, alleviated pain and suffering and proffered sound advice. Well done everyone concerned.

Gambia from Olaoluwa Karunwi

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hi Don,
Compliments of the season to you and your family. Hope everyone is well.My name is Olaoluwa Karunwi and I lead a Church in Banjul,the Gambia(a small West Africa country). I'm writing in respect of the educational materials you sent to us through Mrs Abigail Mendy who lives in London, we are very grateful. The materials were delivered to us and we strongly believe they would be of great help and assistance to people in this country. We plan to take some to schools and others to hospitals, we'll keep you informed on this in due time.We are very thankful for the trust and believe you have in us and we promise you won't regret sending the materials to us. You can contact me through this address for further information and I'll be very glad to hear from you.May the good Lord continue to be with you as you bring awareness to people on different subject. Thanks once more and God bless. With love,Olaoluwa Karunwi

South Korea from Serena

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I received some accupuntures at Korean Oriental Medicial Clinic.
And some photos at my adult English was a day after

Spain - we welcome Cesar in to the family of A Ray of Hope.

Monday, January 12, 2009

César Mesa was born in Tudela de Navarra, Spain. He felt a big attraction to music (especially singing) since he was very young, but at the age of 14, he had to stay away from it due to many reasons: his father's passing, the work at his family's business, school and sports.
At the age of 29, encouraged by his family, he started receiving voice lessons at the Noboo Academy in Tudela, guided by the singer Ana Pérez, who showed him the way to find and liberate the voice. Some time after that, he joined "Orquesta y Coral Villa de Ágreda", where he sings as a soloist.
Always with a passion for music, César began recording at his home studio in Malón, a little village next to the beautiful Sierra del Moncayo. Then, he created his own website,, where he showed his very first songs. In a matter of weeks, he received good comments and critiques from different places worldwide, that encouraged him to continue singing and to record new songs.
At the end of 2006, he was discovered on the Internet by the German producer and composer, Rogelio Azcárate, who proposed him to record original songs. Great music themes like: Ricordo, Let It Be Love, Perche Tu Sei and Hard Rain.
At the beginning of 2007, he traveled to Germany to record his first CD. During the stay there, he got to be in contact with music studio work, improving his technique and music knowledge next to his producer, who became one of his best friends.After many months of hard work and dedication, César Mesa launches his first CD.

South Africa and Friends of Goboti

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A very sincere thanks to Ulster Teachers' Union and "Santa's wee Village" that provided the sporting resources and confectionery now on route for South Africa.

India - United Kingdom and Ireland - Heatons Limited

An enormous thank you to Heaton's Ireland for their continued support to our children overseas that we care for. Today the first batch of clothes (and confectionery from Santa's wee Village) were posted on the first leg of their journey to India with Carol.

Brazil from Selvo

Friday, January 09, 2009

United Kingdom - Thank you

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Thank you to Helen, Kevin and Carol ( Santa's wee village ) and Ulster Teachers' Union who have provided the finances necessary to supply confectionery, sports' items, undergarments and winter coats for the girls in the Metta Centre and schools in South Africa.

Europe Prison Arts Network International Conference

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Dear Partners
You have only a week left to apply for the prison arts training course which accompanies the PAN International Conference in June 2009 (see our website: Not only will it provide a practical introduction into prison arts but will also enable you to attend the Conference in the inspiring location of Skanderborg. If you are interested log onto our website IMMEDIATELY. You can apply for funding from your national agency but do hurry - applications must be submitted by 15th January.
NOTICE: Only official PAN partners will be funded by the Network for attending the Conference!
Alan Clarke
PAN Coordinator

Spain from Cesar Mesa - Live in Concert

Sunday, January 04, 2009

César Mesa, the new romantic voice from Spain, please take a listen! You´ll fall in love with his voice!

From Zaragoza, Spain (a city of great talents that with their voices have made us fall in love, cry and laugh), César has a very amazing voice and impressive talent that reflects in these beautiful songs where he gives all his heart and soul.

Nigeria - Affiliation of Resource Sharing Network.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

It is with much delight that we welcome the affiliation of Anu and Resource Sharing Network, Nigeria.

Resource Sharing Network (RsN) is a not-for-profit, Youth-Led organization which is set out to improve the academic performance of students in Secondary Schools, and to restore conscientiousness to school work and activities amongst young people. The program provides a platform for learning through our mentoring scheme, Coaching Classes, Career Talks, Leadership Programs, Ethics, etc. RsN offers a unique mentoring leadership development program which pairs the disadvantaged youths with matured and responsible Graduates, Corps members, and other young professionals who are experienced and successful in their chosen field of study. The added care, personal attention and encouragement which the students receive from their Mentors, would help them realize their potential and take responsibility for their own lives.

Brazil from Selvo - COISA DE CRIANÇA " A Child's Thing"

Friday, January 02, 2009

Nepal - Thank you to the Ulster Teachers' Union

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Due to the generosity of the members of the Ulster Teachers' Union our princesses have new warm winter clothing.