Manukau Courier : February 8th 2011
6 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 NEWS THE CHIEFS THETUAKAUCHIEFS TICKETS FROM $10 GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM. CHILDREN 14 AND UNDER ARE FREE. VISIT: WWW.TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ PHONE: 0800 4 244 337 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: COUNTIES MANUKAU RUGBY UNION OFFICE OFFICE, TELSTRA CLEAR EVENT CENTRE, TRUST STADIUM WAITAKERE FRIDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 7:30 CHIEFS VS BLUES BAYER GROWERS STADIUM Jennie's off to fight injustice Helping the poor: Jennie Ozumba is off to Kenya to work for the International Justice Mission. Banker Jennie Ozumba has put aside her career in economics to focus on things closer to her heart -- standing up for the victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse and police brut- ality. The Manurewa woman is going to work for the Inter- national Justice Mission in Kenya as a communications intern. It s an unpaid role so she s now busy raising money to meet her expenses for the year. The mission is a Tear Fund NZ partner. It s a human rights organisation that works for jus- tice for victims of slavery, sex- ual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. Mission lawyers, invest- igators and aftercare profes- sionals work with local officials to ensure victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute per- petrators and to promote functioning public justice sys- tems. Ms Ozumba was born in Brit- ain to Nigerian parents but has lived in Manurewa since she was seven. She s always had a heart for the poor and the underdog, she says, and recalls making a speech at Hillpark Primary School about what she d do if she were president of the world. I remember getting very angry about all the injustices in the world like slavery and dis- crimination. So even back then I was interested in justice issues. The internship is about exploring those issues on a real level, she says. It is easy to say I care about justice issues and just sit at home. This is me stepping out of my comfort zone, getting to the coal face and getting involved. Her biggest worry about Kenya is how she will handle being face-to-face with the hurt and the oppressed and trying to make a difference without being overwhelmed. www.stuff.co.nz/auckland Barbecue dinner and auction for hospice Eating a tasty dinner can help a charity that cares for the terminally ill.Hospice South Auck- land is holding a barbe- cue and auction to raise $5000 for its Valerie Adams Garden. It s on at the Manu- rewa Cosmopolitan Club on Friday from 6.45pm. After the 7pm auction, the barbecue dinner will feature fillet mignon, lamb rack, prawn kebab, baked potato, garlic bread and salad. People can also help the hospice achieve its target by making a donation of goods or services for the auction. Tickets $40. Call Joanne on 215-4797.
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