JCA 2017/2018 Workshop Speaker
ROAD PROGRAMME MANAGER, BRANCHES OF HOPE
Roy Njuabe developed an interest in pastoral ministry serving the refugees and asylum seekers community in Hong Kong for he experienced the challenges of an asylum seeker. Having a background of refugee's experience and been marginalised, he developed a curious mind with regards to pastoral ministry towards the poor, Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Due to this, he decided to take up course that is related to pastoral work. In 2013, he received his degree in Bachelor of Theology in Lutheran Theological seminary Hong Kong. After graduation, he was employed by Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong (ELCHK) to work at ELCHK Lutheran Academy as Evangelist and continue to work as a religious support teacher. Roy Njuabe continue his studies in Master of Divinity Clinical counselling at Tyndale Seminary Canada.
In 2015, Roy Njuabe joined The Vine Community Services Limited (now Branches of Hope) to work as Refugees and asylum seekers Pastor, now he is the Programme Manager of ROAD. His activities were many; alongside other NGOs, he participated in raising awareness, social inclusiveness and promote better living conditions for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Outside of his work, he also studies other disciplines related to refugee work. In 2017, Roy Njuabe join a team of lawyers, policymakers, border control officers, UNCHR official and practitioners at Oxford University for an international summer school in Refugee and Forced Migration study where he creates connection and gain deeper knowledge about the development of refugees and asylum seekers.
When Roy Njuabe is not preoccupied by work, he enjoys spending his time researching about refugees' work around the world and how international humanitarian agencies responded to the needs of refugees as it is his dream to raise the profile of The Vine Community Services Limited to an international level. If you may know Roy, he is from Cameroon and full with passion to empower refugees to be self-sufficient for a better future.