We run four different youth programs, which are aimed at our users(The Somali youth) so they can easily integrate into the wider UK community and hopefully in future to take part in the nation building of our host country(UK).
| The program are:
1. youth club
2. football team
3. Making changes project (Drug prevention program)
4. work placement opportunities
The club is attended regularly by about 30 youths every evening. The facilities we have are football table, snooker/pool table, table tennis, TV & video. All this equipment has been paid for by a grant from Awards for all.
The football team comprises of 25 young men, our football team participated in a tournament and we reached up to the semi finals. Once again, all the football kits including the footballs have been paid for by a grant from Awards for all.
The making changes project aims preventing the Somali youths from using a stimulant and a narcotic leaf called Ghat. This project is helping both boys and girls age 13 to 25 years old who are either already using the stimulant and narcotic leaf or those who are likely to use it in the near future.
In the work placement program, we aim to help the Somali children who are in the local schools to find work placement opportunities either in our organisation or with external organisation that we have established relationship with. This financial year we were able to internally accommodate four boys and two girls in our centre and we further managed to find work placement for a further seven children with external organisation.