Let me Just say something – saw with my bare eyes that the world is not on war for PEACE—it’s on war with Violence!

There is no introduction I can write to honour this young brave woman's courage and resilience to survive. I feel a connection with her, as like me she desperately wants to get a message out to the world. I will not pretend to know what her life is like, for I haven't even walked a … Continue reading Let me Just say something – saw with my bare eyes that the world is not on war for PEACE—it’s on war with Violence!

If we can’t create social change & consciousness then there is no hope for humanity

Working with CEN refugees, I have come to regard them as my friends. So to read Sifa’s story, had me ready to jump on the next plane and go to her. To comfort her and tell her how courageous and brave she is. Anger boiled over in your heart and mind.  To know someone I … Continue reading If we can’t create social change & consciousness then there is no hope for humanity

A simple poster… that’s all it meant to me. To the refugee children, it meant that someone cared.

I'm truly amazed at the positive attitude these brave young men have. For they have every right to hate the world. A world that has forgotten about them. But they don’t… they show compassion and gratitude for everything they have. They don’t focus on the trauma and horror, they have endured. They love their community … Continue reading A simple poster… that’s all it meant to me. To the refugee children, it meant that someone cared.

Our lives matter… isn’t that what we all want? To know our lives matter to someone. 

I share these stories not to promote sympathy but to give these young brave courageous men and women a voice. A voice to the world that doesn't know they exist. And, in doing so they feel that someone cares, that their lives matter. Isn't that what we all want? To know that our lives matter. … Continue reading Our lives matter… isn’t that what we all want? To know our lives matter to someone. 

Without HOPE there is no life… a heart breaking story of courage and survival

Before I publish an article, I like to write an introduction. For the past several days, I have struggled to write the introduction for this story… I’m finding it difficult to express into words how this story affected me emotionally. I was telling my dear friend, Melissa this when she said, ‘CEN refugees are the forgotten people. … Continue reading Without HOPE there is no life… a heart breaking story of courage and survival

Kaskil’s mother & sisters were raped – a normal occurrence in Congo

When we hear or read about the plight of refugees or starving people in South Africa its generally the children that media/social media focus on.  But what about the adults who care and support these children, aren’t their stories just as important to be told? As the Australian representative of CEN: Community Empowerment Network, refugee … Continue reading Kaskil’s mother & sisters were raped – a normal occurrence in Congo