Story: Ahmed Mohamed
A conference took place on the 8th Jan 2010 in Sorby House aimed at promoting the presence of the Outreach Improvement Project (OIP).
This independent (and entirely self funded) project was initiated by a group of young adults to reach out to our youth and improve their future prospects in Sheffield. The event was also aimed at celebrating and rewarding positive Somali role models, who have excelled in educational and professional fields.
Achievement awards, in four categories, were given to community members and the event was highly successful with 100 people in attendance. We have received encouraging feedback from numerous community members and this Awareness and Awards event is now planned to be delivered on an annual basis.
The programme included an introduction from OIP Chairman, Saceed Cideed, a recitation from the Quran by 16 year old Mohamed Farah and a video about issues faced by the Somali community. One of the highlights of the event was a reading of the poem “Ghet to Know”, recounting the hard journey many Somalis have had to make to seek a better life.
We are currently working on a mentoring programme, a quarterly newsletter and religious programmes that we aim to use as a tool to address the current challenges faced by Somali youths and to bring about a new generation of young Somalis that are talented and well educated.
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Telephone: 07958 612 408