Sunderland Harriers fielded new recruit Weynay Ghebresilasie from Eritria
, the 18-year-old who has clocked 8mins 28secs for the 3000m steeplechase, a time faster than that of any British athlete.
Ephrahim, who is joined by a colleague from Al Hijra, plus two teachers from Park View School, in Alum Rock, and one from Broadway, in Perry Barr, said he was "deeply moved" after hearing of the plight of the refugees from some of his own pupils whose families originate from Eritria
Shoshani, formerly a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, is now associated with the University if Asmara, Asmara, Eritria
Wardrop has projects in Africa in countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Eritria