Nigeria from Anu "Resource Sharing Network"

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Good day Everyone,

Our sincere appreciation goes to everyone who contributed to the success of our Mentees Meet Mentors' Forum which took place on Friday, 29th May, 2009. Indeed, it was a remarkable day as young Mentees were given the opportunity to hear from seasoned speakers and leaders. What a grandsome way to celebrate our "Democracy"!

To our Guest Speakers: Lucy Kanu -IdeaBuilders; Aunty Shade -Vital Voices; Mr. Femi from Arik Airline; Mr. Tunde - Oceanic Bank ; Dr. (Mrs) Titi -ExxonMobil; Mr. Idowu Omisore -Author of a Youth Book etc we were appreciative of the time you devoted to us.. To Mr. Tosin Adegoke, thank you so much for the donation ! We hope to get those books by next week and send them to all our Mentees. Once again, thank you so.

To our Mentors at home and in the diaspora, we thank you for your committments also, and we do hope that the remaining few months (3months) of this cycle are both fruitful and rewarding.

Lastly, to our Partner -A Ray of Hope, UNESCO Youth Ambassador for a Culture of Peace. Thank you for your support, donations and interest. We appreciate it.

Thank You All.

Photographs to follow

Thank you.

For: Resource Sharing Network.

Portugal from Paula "Aida"

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The story is about a victorious Egyptian Pharaonic officer, Radamis. He falls in love with his captive Aida who tempts him to reveal to her his secret military plans.

Nigeria to Egypt to Jordan

Victor meets friends on his way to Jordan.

Nigeria - new photograph of the DG designate of UNESCO

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nepal from Piya and the Girls

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nepal - our daughters distribute clothes to 150 families.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More photographs to follow.

Nepal from Piya and the girls

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yes the girls in the college also doing well,their exam is in next month. The princesses send you lots of love and hugs. also say big hello to you. They are proud to be in new class, some of them are sitting the most important examination prior to their college education. They are getting bigger also.

Love from all of us

Northern Ireland, Ireland and Nigeria - a message of thanks.

Friday, May 15, 2009

This epitomises the essence of what we in A Ray of Hope attempt to achieve i.e. we make friends and help when we can.
In Nigeria, Anu, has many pillars to Resource Sharing Network - the mentor/mentee education mentoring initiative - the orphanage and school for children with hearing difficulties - and the award scheme and essay competition. Sometimes it is difficult to assist but we try.
Finances were provided by Ulster Teachers' Union and trophies by CP Trophies and Engraving (Northern Ireland). These were given to Kevin and Carol (Northern Ireland) and then passed to Kevin's brother, Gerry, (Ireland) who works in Nigeria. Gerry brought them from Ireland to Nigeria and couriered them to Anu in Lagos. All of the items are now in Anu's possession and we can attempt to distribute them in the most effective and appropriate manner. A big thank you to everyone involved. Don

United States - Angela and "Flowers for MS"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We welcome Angela and "Flowers for MS" into the family of A Ray of Hope and wish them every success with their efforts for this most worthwhile cause.

Nepal - from Piya and "our daughters"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

 Dear Don,
Hope you are fine there. I have not hear from you for many days. I was out of Kathmandu for past few weeks and was not well for 2 weeks due to change of weather. It is hot and raining here after long time almost a year of drought.
Meanwhile, our kids have done well in their examinations...all of them got high flying pass. Now all of them are in new classes. Most of them got 1 and second ..some third and 4th position in their respective classes. Our monsters have dominated the entire classes that they are in in their overall performances. Many thanks goes to everyone's love and care for your kids.
Love from kids

Uganda from Seguya - just wonderful achievements

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hi Don,
The NGO Board issued Project Hope - Uganda a registration certificate number 7454 under the Non-Governmental Organizations Registration Statute 1989 on the 20th of March 2009 under the following conditions/directions:
a. The organization shall carry out its activities in the fields of promoting of welfare and community development initiatives for the youth and elderly; promotion of education.
b. The organization will operate in Wakiso District
c. The staffing of the organization must conform to its Constitution
d. This certificate is issued in the first instance for a period of 12 months

I have attached photos from a visit that members of project hope and representatives from NIACE made to a post-test club. The club is attached to Gayaza Project, like the pigeons are now coming together to fight stigma and develop skills with which they can earn a living for themselves.

Beautitul times and best wishes,

Belarus - The very positive - Narowlya/Mozyr Area May, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The vast majority of these photographs have been taken within 60 miles of Chernobyl, Ukraine and some in Narowlya and Kanotop much closer.
Of course Chernobyl was a terrible tragedy but let us always look to the positive as you will find in this video.

Belarus - Part 1 Not so positive - The area north of Chernobyl in the region of Narowlya, Gomel Area.

This is Part 1 and must be seen with Part 2 to give a true perspective. Not all is as it seems or is reported. Judge for yourself. 95% of the photographs were taken May, 2009.

Nepal - another whiteboard delivered

Namaste Don,
How are you? Hope you are doing well.
Here is the picture of the school chairman of Satmul Secondary School receiving 2 white boards on 20th April. I personally would like to thank you very much for your support to those needy schools andI feel great to donate them on behalf of PCET.
Have a good day!

Best regards,