On 2 / 11-19 we were invited to Forum Syd together with other local associations.

On 2 / 11-19 we were invited to Forum Syd together with other local associations. Forum South also invited women and young people into the Somali diaspora to discuss and exchange ideas on how we can strengthen civil society in Somalia.
We as a youth union also had the opportunity to come up with ideas on how we want the money sent to Somalia to be used every year.

The conference continued in the form of a workshop.

-Later the same day we were on the highway. Destination Västerås. There would also be a conference there, but now a conference we have organized.

We were very well received by SUF, a Somali youth association in Västerås.

We especially want to thank you
Mahdi Abdiweli Chairman of SUF
Hamdi Ahmed Former chairman / public health scientist and responsible for education and health SUIS
Najuu Abdulkadir SUF Secretary

-The conference began at 16:00.

Abshir Anbashe gave a short lecture on ”Somalis in Sweden”.
A very informative lecture!

The evening ended at 20:00.

-Day 2 in Västerås.

The day began with a personal presentation.

Guleed Abdi held the lecture. ”Association life – a part of Swedish culture”.

He explained very diligently and informatively what an association is, what types of associations there are and how to proceed if you want to start your own. He also explained important association words and their significance such as: agenda, auditor’s report and minutes of the annual meeting.

Mohamed Amiin also gave a short lecture on a project he and a few others started together called ”Geed beer, rajo beer” which means planting trees, planting hope in Somali.

He explains that they came up with the idea for the projects after the terrible drought that occurred in East Africa in 2017, where 75% of the cattle were destroyed.
It is a collaboration between Somalia, Djibouti and Somaliland.

The purpose is to plant trees, as photosynthesis is very important to mankind.

Geed beer, rajo beer is an apolitically bound project, which is managed by young people in their home countries. All to rebuild the hope that one day was extinguished.

A really nice lecture. Thanks!

The evening continued with a small workshop, where we were all divided into 2 groups. To discuss the following questions:

1. How can we improve collaboration between us?
2. What activities can we carry out?
3. How can we increase our members?
4. How can we be seen more in Swedish society?

Do you want to join? Feel free to discuss in the comments field

Naima M. Maxamuud

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