John Osmers Memorial Fund for Refugee Education

$4,003 of $69,040 goal
Given by 23 generous donors in around 6 months

We need your help to complete Bishop John's mission and enable 23 Rwandan university students to finish their education.

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This givealittle page is to continue the work of Bishop John Osmers who was sponsoring 23 Rwandan university students living in Zambia. Bishop John passed away earlier this month and we need your help to complete his mission and enable these students to finish their education

Bishop John Osmers was a New Zealander working with refugees in Zambia. He has spent his life working for social justice in Southern and Central Africa. As part of this work he was sponsoring 23 young Rwandan students completing their university studies. These students are studying medicine, nursing, pharmacy, computer science, mathematics and actuarial science. Without this sponsorship it is unlikely that these young people will be able to complete their education. The only option would be to return to the refugee camp at Maheba and subsist as peasant farmers.

On the 16 of June 2021 Bishop John died of covid in Lusaka aged 86 years. The pension monies that he was using to support these students have now been cancelled when he died. We are raising money to help these students to complete their studies.

Marie Gordon's involvement (page creator)

Bishop John's New Zealand family.

Use of funds

All funds raised will be spent on university fees for 23 Rwandan students in Zambia, over the next 4 and a half years.

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Gareth and Donna
Gareth and Donna on 06 Oct 2021
Private
Marie Gordon

Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Give-a-Little page has now closed and the money we have raised been put towards the education expenses of the 23 Rwandan students previously supported by John Osmers. The student fees for study in 2022 have now been paid. This was administered by the Dean of Lusaka Cathedral. We are grateful for your generous support to enable the continuance of John's work among refugees in Zambia. Best wishes from the Gordon family.

Marie Gordon
Michael
Michael on 15 Aug 2021
From Mike and Jenny Clemens (UK).
$200
Marie Gordon

Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Give-a-Little page has now closed and the money we have raised been put towards the education expenses of the 23 Rwandan students previously supported by John Osmers. The student fees for study in 2022 have now been paid. This was administered by the Dean of Lusaka Cathedral. We are grateful for your generous support to enable the continuance of John's work among refugees in Zambia. Best wishes from the Gordon family.

Marie Gordon
Stephen Harris and Jocelyn Woodley
Stephen Harris and Jocelyn Woodley on 05 Aug 2021
In memory of a much-loved friend of the Harris family, and a good man who walked in the way of Christ.
Private
Marie Gordon

Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Give-a-Little page has now closed and the money we have raised been put towards the education expenses of the 23 Rwandan students previously supported by John Osmers. The student fees for study in 2022 have now been paid. This was administered by the Dean of Lusaka Cathedral. We are grateful for your generous support to enable the continuance of John's work among refugees in Zambia. Best wishes from the Gordon family.

Marie Gordon
Anne and Rick
Anne and Rick on 03 Aug 2021
we hope this little bit helps the students further their education
$28
Marie Gordon

Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Give-a-Little page has now closed and the money we have raised been put towards the education expenses of the 23 Rwandan students previously supported by John Osmers. The student fees for study in 2022 have now been paid. This was administered by the Dean of Lusaka Cathedral. We are grateful for your generous support to enable the continuance of John's work among refugees in Zambia. Best wishes from the Gordon family.

Marie Gordon
maria
maria on 26 Jul 2021
$600
Marie Gordon

Thank you so much for your kind donation. The Give-a-Little page has now closed and the money we have raised been put towards the education expenses of the 23 Rwandan students previously supported by John Osmers. The student fees for study in 2022 have now been paid. This was administered by the Dean of Lusaka Cathedral. We are grateful for your generous support to enable the continuance of John's work among refugees in Zambia. Best wishes from the Gordon family.

Marie Gordon

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