We at SOYDEN, together with UNDP, District Commissioners and Peace Committee have launched the “Youth 4 Change” project for 80 youths who are at risk or have been associated with militia groups and criminals in Mogadishu.
|Inside our Centre in Kaaraan|
As Mogadishu starts to emerge from civil war, it is important not to forget the highest demographic in age population of Somalia’s youth. Making up 70% of the population, the war is leaving so many youths, traumatized and vulnerable to be used for courses by clan and militia personnel’s. This is why it is of great importance for youth 4 change. Two decades of state collapse has caused so many youths not have access to education and this project gives an alternative route for them. With teachers at hand, these youths who have been chosen by their Peace Committees with local authorities, will learn key numeracy, literacy skills and take part in social activities including work at the community within a 9 month period.
It will be a challenging and an exciting moment in my life personally. The Sole reason being is that I am taking part in rebuilding my nation and giving back to my people all my effort and expertise. It really is a blessing for me, I have always wanted to contribute to my people and what better way than this.
|Briefing new recruits the importance of Y4C|
Mohamed Hassan (Dj)