First phase - Youth Work - Somali Youth Forum
This initiative provides young people with a forum to discuss serious issues affecting the Somali community. During a residential conference held 4-6 June 2010 at Degmo Centre For Somali Heritage and Rural Culture, 14 members of the youth group addressed their main concerns shared in the community, with a decision to focus on areas surrounding youth, education and employment.
The group has pledged to work with all sectors of the Somali community, including a new women’s group and hopes to engage with wider Manchester communities by providing a credible forum for Somali representation.
Spokesperson Omer Shire expressed his high hopes for the future: “Our generation is the future: it is up to us to act.”
(Words from The Manchester Mule: www.manchestermule.com)
See the news post from the latest Somali Men's Forum here.