WELCOME to the first edition of Sasca News – the newspaper of the Somali Adult Social Care Agency!
The paper has been produced with the help of students from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and is here to bring you news and keep you informed of events within Manchester’s Somali community.
Sasca is based in Moss Side and is the home of the Somali Adult Social Care Agency whose volunteers work to identify the needs of the Somali community in greater Manchester.
As well as a newspaper, Sasca News also has a website where you can find all the articles in the current edition, as well as lots of other information. We have a Twitter account as well as a Facebook page updating you on the latest news as it happens.
Sasca News has been printed in both English and Somali and has been specially designed so that it can be flipped between one language and another.
We aim to bring Sasca News to the Somali community living in south Manchester and beyond.
In this edition we focus on the work of Sasca in the community and the advice it gives on housing, education health and work.
We also shine a spotlight on the volunteers who make up the Sasca team, the ‘heroes’of the organisation who go out of their way to help those in need.
There are features on Somali students and how they are getting on in the world of education, as well as an article on
A feature on Somali culture has also been written by Somali journalist Mawliid Nuur
And for the sports fans we’ve got a whole page devoted to football and basketballs teams and the mark they’re making on the world of sport in Manchester.
Sasca News has been produced jointly by volunteers at Sasca and the journalism department at MMU. Journalism lecturer Dave Porter and a team of students from the undergraduate course helped Sasca write, edit and design the paper and website – and will help it in producing future editions.
Sasca wanted the Somali community in Manchester to have its own voice and it was important that the newspaper – which is initially being distributed in Moss Side, Hulme and Fallowfield – was written in both English and Somali so that no members of the community would feel excluded because of a language barrier.
We hope you enjoy reading our first edition!