During this holiday season of sharing and on the eve of Christmas for those in Ethiopia and of the Ethiopian Orthodox faith, Jumuiya Ya Afrika, the association of Africans in Bermuda, made a donation to the children of Oscar and Jove Mascarinas, who lost their lives last May in a gas explosion at their Southampton residence.
“It saddens us to think of the three Mascarinas children, who are without their parents for the first time this Christmas,” said Henry Thomas, Chairman of Jumuiya Ya Afrika. “As many of our members, like the Oscar and Jove, are expatriate workers, we are acutely aware of how utterly devastating personal tragedy is when you are thousands of miles away from home.”
“We continue to administer the account set up to meet the education and personal needs of the three Mascarinas children,” said Narita Longo, President of the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda. “We thank Jumuiya Ya Afrika for its thoughtful donation.”
“As the Vice Consul for the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, Canada which includes Bermuda in its jurisdiction, I am heartened by this action from the association of Africans in Bermuda,” said Mary Jaselle Menteer. “It is a true international outreach”
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