I felt like I was doing a lot of waving. With both hands. At least in between picking up the bags of craft projects to hand to each of the kids holding bags of lunches. It wasn’t until later when my teammate mentioned how wearing masks made it difficult to show a smile that […]
These days we are extremely grateful for this program that not only helps refugee women care for their families, but has also opened up opportunities for them to care for their communities. In this current crisis, we have graduates and volunteers sewing masks.
These masks are being made from a non-woven droplet resistant fabric that […]
Buddhism (an overview)
Buddhism is non-theistic. There is no belief in a higher power and holding on to such a belief is thought to keep one from achieving enlightenment. Enlightenment is achieved not by learning the doctrines of Buddha but by following the Eightfold Path. This Path is concerned with three things: morality ( 3-5 […]
UPDATE: Praise God with us! We’ve filled this position, but we are still looking for volunteers for the sewing program. Head over HERE to apply!
Exciting news! We have an immediate opening for a Program Manager to help oversee a thriving sewing program serving our Nashville area refugee women.
Over 200 women are graduates of […]
I sat down to read this book because I was looking for something I could hand a potential volunteer to help them learn, grow, and shift expectations. I expected a neatly packaged story of helping a refugee to success, and I (in my pride) was prepared to look down my nose at him for […]
Some exciting news, – we’re getting ready to expand and renovate our downstairs office into a refugee ministry center! For a long time, we’ve wanted to have a place where our volunteers and refugees can meet together for programs and activities like sewing, exercise, job training and more. A little more info […]
Fallafel Festival UPDATE: A big thank you to everyone who came out! It was wonderful to get to share with you all the things that SGI is doing in Nashville and around the world. It was fun for us who serve here at SGI to see all the projects and opportunities on display together, […]
South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings at a local park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these ladies, so […]