Local resident Abdillahi Hassan, local parents and agencies have come together to tackle issues involving Somali young people – particularly crime and drugs.
“This is an initiative aimed at improving achievements of Somali students aged between 14 and 19,” explained Abdillahi. “The aim is to engage the young people most at risk of involvement in crime and drug use. It involves working with both ex-offenders and first-time offenders and working closely with South Yorkshire Police.”
The project will be launched with a poster campaign declaring: ‘Say No to Drugs, Keep Burngreave Safe, Say No to Crime, Yes to employment and yes to improvements’ in English and Somali.
BNDfC, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Community Foundation sponsor the Somali Youths Against Crime Project.
To find out more contact 275 1270.