Charmaine Hedding

Charmaine Hedding is the Executive Director and Founder of Shai Fund (U.S. registered non-profit). She has worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle and Far East as an international consultant in development management for the non-profit sector, with a particular focus on the protection of persecuted minorities. With over ten years of experience Hedding has served on the ground responding to foreign disasters and humanitarian aid projects. She has designed and implemented emergency relief & development programs, and built capacity-building programs for diverse groups responsible for refugee welfare. As a protection specialist for minorities she built professional training programs for refugees fleeing as part of a minority group. Ms. Hedding has trained and consulted for government agencies, local authorities, international non-governmental organizations and community based organisations. She often speaks at universities and international conferences and forums about her work and experience with religious minorities, complex emergencies and disaster relief. Ms. Charmaine Hedding has a Master of Social Science in Development Management and is a South African national.

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Travels to Queregosh: Christians Return to the Nineveh Plains after Islamic State Leaves

Islamic State drove them out of their villages and abused them for their faith in Jesus, but some Christians are returning to places like Queregosh and replacing the crosses ISIS destroyed.