This week at RTC!

After the great tragedy that befell this community, it seems like everyone is starting to recover slowly by slowly. Please keep the family in your prayers as they are going through many different things and many different emotions.

This week has been a week of freezing cold weather but it seems like we all survived. Am praying that none of the kids get sick because then we all get sick :) Alot has happened this week, we have gained a new group of volunteers from Covenant Presbyterian Church, their youth group will be volunteering with us on Thursdays. We also had a group of senior girls from Brentwood Academy come help us clean the RTC (Refugee Training Center) this past Friday. This was for their service day which is done once a semester and this was their second time, they were with us this past fall and we enjoyed having them back.

Our After school program picked up after the holidays with 25 children attending daily. It has been a great experience and we hope to get more volunteers involved as we are absolutely short of volunteers.
Our ESL Classes picked up as well after the holidays, and we have gained new classes as well. Our first class at Baptist Church on Charlotte pike started as well and the attendance was great.
There is also one more ESL class starting this coming week at Christ Church on Old Hickory, this class will be taking place on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm

Have a blessed week my friends.


A Tragic Story!

I am sure that you have all heard through the news about a family in East Nashville that lost their mother. This family is new in the US, they just got here in October of last year, though some of their children have been here since August 2007.  The mother's funeral will be on Saturday. Please keep this family in your prayers and the whole community as well. This is not an easy thing to deal with. We are working with a therapist in town to meet all the needs of this family, especially for the children. If you would like to make any kind of donation to this family, please contact William Mwizerwa at African Leadership either by phone or email; 615-430-5609 or email him at

Watch the sad video news here:


What's going on in 2009?

There is so much going on this year we are absolutely looking forward to God's plans for us this year. If you need a place to volunteer or hang out with people that might be a bit different from you, do not look any further. This year there are very many different opportunities for you to volunteer with us, whether you are a student or a family looking for an activity to do as a family. Here is the list of what's going on this year, please do not hesitate to ask for further information.

Are you interested in Teaching English? 
Our ESL classes are geared towards adults who don't speak english. I call it the survival english because this is very essential to survive in this country. Our English classes are held all over Nashville, we currently have three venues with classes:
1. First Presbyterian Church of Nashville (Franklin Rd): Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:15pm ( this class is closed, only FPC members can volunteer).
2. Christ Church (Old Hickory): 2009 schedule to be determined
3. Refugee Training Center (Off White Bridge Rd): Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm

Homework Club.
It's easy, it's fun, it's absolutely worth 2 hours of your day! You can come alone or bring friends, or your family. This program helps 1st grade-10th grade students, it's amazing how much you can learn from these children. This is held at our Refugee Training Center (5800 Maudina Avenue, Nashville 37209) Mondays-Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm

Summer Soccer Camp.
Come play soccer with the african nations! This past summer we had a month long soccer camp which included refugees from different african nations, it was amazing and absolutely great. We are doing it again this summer, so feel free to join us. (Dates will to be announced soon)

This past summer African Leadership Refugee Ministry organized a half day VBS for african refugee children ages 5-12. Fifty-five children from different african nations attended, it was amazing and am thankful no child got hurt! We are doing it again this year, and we are hoping to make it bigger. If you are interested please email Aimee Abizera the volunteer coordinator at

So you don't have much time!
Sometime you don't have enough hours in your days, we can always use you for just one day or one event. If you would still want to volunteer with us please let us know.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please e-mail or call our volunteer coordinator
Aimee Abizera: or call 615-477-0639


Happy New Year of 2009!

We pray and hope that this year finds each and everyone of you in good health. We are looking forward to what God has instore for us and for this ministry in this year of 2009 as we are counting our blessings. We have been blessed to have friends that serve alongside us in this ministry and we are very grateful and each and everyone of you. We always say that there is room for one more in this ministry and we would be more than happy to have one more. This ministry would not exist without your support and your prayers so we are very thankful for your willing hearts.