Most of us are refugees from the DRC. We have personally witnessed the atrocities war can bring to a nation, a community, and a family. We have lost uncountable loved ones. We have experienced torture, famine, hopelessness, and unspeakable grief. We have spent many years being transferred from one refugee camp to another.
We will share our stories but we refuse to believe that we are victims.
We will survive and thrive in this new opportunity.
We are resilient. We are hopeful. We can help. So can you.
All of our board members and executive committee members are volunteers. They receive no financial compensation for their expertise or contributions. In this way, almost all of the funds are directed towards humanitarian efforts.
(Some are extremely camera shy)
Board of Directors
Aliko Songolo, PhD.
Professor of French
Professor of African Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin
Cecilia Choi, MD
Medical Oncology/ Internal Medicine
Vice Chairman of Finance
Michael Snell, MD, PhD
University of Idaho
(Click here to read about Asukulu)
Advisor - DRC Community Projects
Dr. Richard Newkirk
Dowling Catholic High School
(Click here to reveal Dr. Newkirk's other passion)
Advisor - Communication
New-York City, New York
Advisor - Financial/ Business
Jacques Hussein Mmbucwa
Advisor - Education
Iowa City, Iowa
Rev. Wilondja Msiando
Living Water Evangelical Free Church
Buffalo, New York
Spring Valley, New York
Director of Social Affairs
(Click here for story about Korey)
Director of Economic Affairs
Komboshi E. Komki
Director of Public Relations
Furaha Kilinda Godelieve
Buffalo, New York
Director of Conflict Resolution
Peace Building and Reconciliation
Ndume S. Ibuchwa
GRASP: STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Student Ambassador - North
Urbandale High School