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Global alliance fosters hope, help and a home in Newcastle

Jerome Rugaruza believes there is only one correct answer when people ask: “How are you?” His response is “always good”. The Newcastle local is the founder of Global Alliance for Peace (GAP), a charity...

Zara’s House builds a brighter future for refugees

A Hunter charity has helped five refugees call Newcastle home. Zara’s House is a place of welcome for female immigrants and their children, providing programs to support their integration into Australian society. The Jesmond-based...

Novocastrians rally in support of refugees

People seeking asylum have the right to a safe and permanent home. That’s the driving message behind a new campaign, which urges the Federal Government to immediately release refugees in immigration detention. Launched this...

Mentor Support Network announces new chairperson

A Hunter-based not-for-profit has appointed a new chairperson this week. The Mentor Support Network (MSN) will be chaired by Shayne Connell, known for his longstanding work with support groups in the region. The organisation,...

A collection of memories from life in the Holy Land

It was returning from war-torn countries and friends asking him to regale his experiences that led to Greg Blaze becoming a published author. The Novocastrian civil engineer, who played a leading role in...

Family appreciates father’s sacrifices

Charles Gashufi is a dad like no other. With the nation set to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 6 September, this father of five has made sacrifices many of us would find hard...

Refugee students receive educational scholarships

Ten Hunter students who came to Australia as refugees have received scholarships that will help during their education. The senior school students were provided the scholarships 'virtually' by the Mentor Support Network (MSN)...

Charity’s local connections make global impact

It was 1996, and war had broken out in the Congo. Jerome Rugaruza was forced to flee his homeland and spend years in a United Nations Refugee Camp when his father was murdered...
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