Sharing of Imigrants stories through Building Momentum Speakers Series

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  • January 16th, 2019 over fifty immigrants, teachers and friends met at Magic House to network and share their stories.  During this event there are two speakers, one adult and a youth either in high school or college.
  • Building Momentum is a networking event and speaker series for immigrants and friends of immigrants, hosted by Vitendo4Africa. Vitendo4Africa hopes to build momentum for a better future by providing an opportunity for you to meet new people and hear community and youth immigrant leaders share their successes, failures, and lessons learned.
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    St. Louis Zoo Current Commitment in North County and in Kenya through WildCare Institute

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    Over the weekend the Kenyan Community in St. Louis hosted a colorful reception for the incoming US ambassador to Kenya, Sen. Kyle McCarter and his wife Victoria McCarter.

    The Saint Louis Zoo which is America’s Top Free Attraction and Best Zoo was part of this amazing, heartfelt send off for Ambassador Kyle McCarter and his wife Victoria. The leadership of Saint Louis Zoo had a terrific opportunity meeting St. Louis’ Kenya community and sharing about the Zoo’s current and future commitments in their immediate neighborhood and in Northern Kenya through the WildCare Institute. read more

    African Churches and Mosques in St. Louis

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    NAME:   Christ Covenant Church

    PASTOR: Paul & Eunice Macharia

    ADDRESS:

    3465 Shackelford Rd

    Florissant, MO 63031

    TEL: 314 839 0292

    Website

    NAME:  Immanuel Worship Centre

    PASTOR:  John & Mary  Mbochi

    ADDRESS:

    12523 Missouri Bottom Rd

    Hazelwood, MO 63042

    TEL: 314 731 3400

    Website

    Evangel Vineyard Church

    PASTOR:   Joel  &  Jane  Kamau

    ADDRESS:

    7169 N Lindbergh

    Hazelwood ,MO 63042

    TEL: 314 629 0656

    Website

    Pendo Presbyterian Church 

    PASTOR: Dr.Rev. Isaac Wanyoike

    ADDRESS :

    9424  Evan  Man Ave. read more

    V4A Youth Mentorship Parent Engagement

    V4A Youth Mentorship Parent Engagement

    PAST EVENTS

    V4A Youth Mentorship parent engagement component of our Youth Mentorship Program is a collaboration between V4A and similar community based organizations that share our passion for creating a healthier, cohesive support system for the Immigrant and refugee children. As community-led organizations, we are deeply committed to getting parents involved in their students’ education and playing a role in their educational success.

    Through a shared common vision and purpose, V4A Youth Mentorship Program and Multicultural Counseling and Research Center will partner to close the educational opportunity gap by working together to educate and empower Immigrant parents of school-age children in St. Louis. Multicultural Counseling and Research Center will provide educational services for the youth and V4A Youth Mentorship Program will work with parents through hands-on informational workshops and seminars. Together we will provide a cohesive educational package that empowers the whole family by making them equal and informed partners with the school leaders. read more

    AFRICAN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN ST LOUIS

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    ST. LOUIS AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    Mission: We are a primary resource center and leading advocate for African business professionals in local, national, and international markets.
    Address:
    911 Washington Ave, #501
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    Info@africanchamberstl.com
    Website

    COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

    1. Togolese Community of St. Louis
    Contact: Dossah Alphonse Edorh
    Call: 314 2436415

    2. Sierra Leone Community of St. Louis Mission Our mission is to bring all Sierra Leoneans in Saint Lous Metroplitan Area together in order to foster love, to promote unity, and to enact a sense of belonging. Moreover, we strive to seek one another’s welfare, and to stand firm in solidarity for the progress and development of our community CONTACT INFO Call (314) 256-1070 m.me/slcommunitystl sconteh@slcommunityofstl.org website You-tube 3. Ghanaian Association of Greater St. Louis

     Mission:
    To promote and provide a network/community of Ghanaians & friends that will uplift and support each other.  Our primary goal is to build strong bonds and relationships among Ghanaians and the surrounding communities.  We promote opportunities for networking through educational, business and social events. 
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    V4A 2018 Awards Recipients

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    Vitendo4africa celebrations its 5th Annual Dinner on October 20th at JFK Community Center.This year event was spectacular with great African fashion show by YKG crafts, African dance by F4KIDZ African Performing Arts, food and music. YKG is owned by immigrant entrepreneur from Zimbabwe, Ms Gamu Gandawa.
    During this time every year, V4A recognizes individuals and organizations who have, through positive actions, stood out to impact the lives of immigrants and refugees families in St. Louis. This year these individuals and organizations received awards in the following categories.
    1. Most influential in impacting change- Mshauri Award -Wesley McCutchan read more

    The V4A Story

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    Vitendo4africa is a non profit organization for immigrants by immigrants in Missouri. Vitendo4africa Founder and Executive Director, Mr Geoffrey Soyiantet shares his life experience from Kenya to USA and how his mother inspired him to start an organization that is impacting many lives both locally and internationally.

    The organization started small seven years ago to serve the growing need of immigrants and refugees in North County. Currently the organization serves thousands of immigrants and refugees families in St Louis Metropolitan and in Africa. V4A offeres programs in health, workforce development and citizenship and immigration. read more

    Africa Mission Trip

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    Through youth leadership program, V4A organizes mission trip to Kenya during summer. The teens takes the initiative to host fundraising events, collect school supplies, backpacks, hospital supplies and other games items.  They travel with these items for donation while on the mission.

    The past groups have volunteered to renovate a hospital, build school classrooms, constructing of school desks, worked at the orphanages and teaching at elementary schools.  Towards the end of every trip, students are given opportunity to enjoy safari at the famous Masai Mara national park and Geo Thermal site in Naivasha. This is a great way for students to get out of their comfort zones and expand their global experience. read more

    On trip to Kenya, St. Louis teens give back, reconnect with roots

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    Sally Gacheru, center, tosses a ball to a child in Sakutiek, Kenya. Gacheru, who was born in Kenya but moved to St. Louis four years ago, was part of a service trip back home for fellow immigrant teens this month.
    Sally Gacheru, center, tosses a ball to a child in Sakutiek, Kenya. Gacheru, who was born in Kenya but moved to St. Louis four years ago, was part of a service trip back home for fellow immigrant teens this month.

    RYAN DELANEY | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

    It hit them that they were back home as soon as they were off they off the plane and in the crowded Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

    “And there was a long queue [at customs], a long, long queue. And I just knew I was in Kenya right there,” Victor Rotich said, days later and hours away from the capital, in the small village of Sakutiek.

    Rotich was among a group of three seniors from Hazelwood West High School — and one who recently moved from St. Louis to Michigan — returning to their native Kenya. The two-week trip was a capstone to a mentorship program they’re a part of through a St. Louis-based organization, Vitendo4Africa, that supports African immigrants. The group spent more than a year planning, fundraising and collecting donations. read more