“For me, RELAY represents UNITY & RECONCILIATION for communities. In Uganda, I have seen tribes that don’t go along in Congo but collaborate peacefully as REFUNITE Leaders somehow reconciled. You come across leaders eager to help to search within their communities for people who are not from their own tribes, that’s a RELAY effect”. - CHARLES MUGISHO, UGANDA
on how RELAY helped rival tribes to find a middle ground and work together for the sake of their communities, establishing harmony and peace among them.
“I would like to thank RELAY team for the good work of reaching out to the refugee communities with no discrimination and recognizing women as leaders”.
- Rosette Kabuo, USA
on how RELAY focuses on gender equality
“I got a job because of Relay! It has been a challenge to seek opportunities in remote areas. The chances are very few and people have to go extra miles to find it. Most of the time, when the info finally reaches us, it already passes the deadline or it’s already taken away. But since Relay existed, there are always chances nearby for us." - Morisho Ndambwe Albert, Congolose
on how RELAY’s job posting helps refugees to find opportunities to sustain their lives.
”I know what it feels to lose contact with family members and friends. I saw people organizing funerals without corpses, using just a photo when the M23 rebels took control of Goma in 2012. I was there. When you don’t know the whereabouts of your relatives you’re like a walking-dead because you don’t know if a part of you has died in the war, or maybe it’s injured and helpless somewhere, or even well and alive in a safe place. It’s an unbearable feeling. We didn’t know RELAY at that time, but now we do. That’s why I’m asking leaders to help other communities. This way, we can tell them there is hope as long as RELAY can enable them to search for their families“.
- Marcellin Biriko, DRC
on the impact of RELAY in finding missing persons