This fall African Leadership Refugee Ministry welcomed 46 new refugees to Nashville from Elitrea, Somalia and Ethiopia. These families have come to us through many years of suffering. They have lived in Kakuma refugee camps located in the Northern part of Kenya. It's a very dry area, almost a desert. Most of these families are very big in terms of numbers, even as I write this update, there are a few mothers expecting and there is one that just delivered a healthy baby girl in the last two weeks. These families are going to need a crowd of witnesses to surround them and shower them with love as they are still getting used to the new ways of their new surroundings.

If you would like to know how you can assist the new families, please contact William Mwizerwa at for details.


The fall semester has been in session for a while now, the first set of report cards came home last week and we are very happy to report that the children involved in our after school program started the year off on a good note. Of course there is always room for improvement, but they have made incredible improvements through our summer academy. This semester we also gained new students; those that started school this year and others from the community around us. We would like to thank our Volunteers for donating their time and talent to come out and work with these children. This fall semester our volunteers come to us from different churches and different schools around Nashville. If you would like to get involved in our after school program, please email our volunteer coordinator Aimee Abizera at You can also stop by our training center in West Nashville where most of our activities are held and say hello to those that we serve, we are located at: 5800 Maudina Avenue, Apt J3, Nashville 37209
You are more than welcome to bring a friend or bring your family.
Our schedule is: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm
Special events on Friday or Saturday will be announced soon.