The Idaho Office for Refugees is pleased to welcome Mr. Joel Ntando as our new Refugee Speakers Bureau Coordinator.
Joel, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, holds graduate qualifications in Cultural and Media Studies, French from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has professional working experience in academia and media.
As the coordinator of the Refugee Speakers Bureau, Joel will oversee the recruitment, training and development of speakers from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, with a focus on building strong relationships. He will work closely with the Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Team to plan and execute training and speaking opportunities that promote positive social change and build bridges of empathy and understanding among Idahoans from different cultures and backgrounds.
The Refugee Speakers Bureau offers trainings and paid speaking opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in joining as a speaker or hosting a speaker at your event, please contact Joel at firstname.lastname@example.org or find a sign-up form at https://www.idahorefugees.org/refugeespeakersbureau.html.
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
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