Ku soo dhawow gacmo furan

Way fududahay in aad arko ama ogaato sababta Farah Caddow uu ururka Sasca ugu aqoonsaday in uu yahay mid ka mid ah haldoorka u adeegayaasha bulshada.

Faarax oo ah aabaha labbo caruur ah ayaa u huray bulshadiisa inuu si mutadawacnimo ah ugu shaqeeyo una taageero, isagoo toddobaadkii labbo maalmood ka howlgala xarunta ururka Sasca ee ku taal wadada Princess Road ee magaalada Manchester

Farah Addo
Farah Addo

Faarax oo ka waramaya sida uu arko shahaadada lagu maamuusay iyo howlaha uu ka qabto xarunta Sasca, ayaa yidhi; “Helitaanka shahaadosharaf waa mid aad qiimo u leh marka aad ku hesho ama lagugu citiraafo taageerada aad bulshadaada u fidisay. Waxa jira dad badan oo waayeel ah oo xarunta Sasca yimaad luuqada ingiriisuguna ku adag tahay ama kumbuyuutarka aan isticmaali Karin sidaasidarteed waxaan ka caawinaa arrimo badan oo ay ka mid ka yihiin; wicista xafiisyada dowlda, shaqo raadinta, balamaha iyo waxkasata oo caawimaad ah oo ay u baahan yihiin.

Iyada oo la siiyo telefoon lacag la’aan ah iyo soo dhawayn diiran.”

 

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Dhalinta ayaa keeni karta isbadalka bulsha

“Waxaan ku dhashay dalka Soomaaliya ka dibna anigoo 12 jir ah ayaan imid England. Maadaama aananu meel qudha ku nagaanin waxan soo dhigtay saddex dugsi oo kala duwan oo uu ku jiro mid London ahaa.

Waxaanu ahayn dadka qudha ee ajnebiga ah ee ku nool xaafada Openshaw ee magaalada Manchester, kumana aan haysan asxaab Soomaali ah, sidaa darteed waxaan ku qasbanaa inaan barto luuqada ingliishka, saddex bilood gudahood waxaan bartay inaan sharaxaad ka bixin karo naftayda.

” sidaa waxa tidhi; Ubax maxamed oo ka mid ah dhalinyarada ku dhaqan magaalada Manchester oo uu waraysi la yeeshay wargayska Sascanews. Ubax oo hadda jaamacada Salford ka barata culuunta kalkaalisanimo ee dhinaca carruurta iyo dayarta ah ayaa iyadoo ka waramaysa hamigeeda mustaqbalka waxa ay tidhi; “Waxaan doonayaa inaan wax fiican uga tagno jiilka oo ay wax qiimaleh inaga dhaxlaan”

Ubah Mohamed
Ubah Mohamed

Ubax oo ka waramaysa sida ay u aragto ururka Sasca oo ay mudo la shaqaynaysay, ayaa tidhi; ‘‘Ku dhawaad labbo sanno ayaan ururka Sasca kula shaqaynayey si tabaruc ah, mashruucayagii u

horeeyeyna waxa uu ahaa xog-ururin loogu magacdiray Rajada Mustaqbalka. Waxaan halkaa kula kulmay howlwadeenada Sasca oo daryeelaya bulshadooda.”

Waxayna intaa raacisay oo tidhi; “aragtidayda, ururka Sasca waxa uu u jiraa inuu taageero bulshada ku dhibasataysan dadka shaqo la’aan iyo arrimaha kale. Laga bilaabo Isniinta ilaa

Jimcaha, waxaa had iyo jeer aad ka helaysaa qof ku caawiya. Shaqo qiimo leh ayey hayaan, taasina waa ta igu dhalisay inaan sii joogo oo aan wax badan la qabto.

Waxaanan filayaa bulshada oo dhami inay mid noqondoonto oo ay wax wada qabsandoonto. ”

Ubax oo gabogabadii ka waramaysa qorshaheeda mustaqbalka, ayaa tidhi; “Marka ay timaado mustaqbalka, waxaan rabaa in aan sameeyo isbadal, haddii ay tahay dhinaca daryeelka caafimaadka

ama bulshadaba. Ujeedadaydu waa marka aad adigu isbadalka keenikarto waa inaanad sugin in qof kale sameeyo. Dhamaantayn waynu wada hamiyi karnaa laakiin waxay tahay in aynu ka shqayno himildeena.

Macalinkayga ayaa yidhaa; ‘haddii aad u malaynayso in aad samayn karto isbedel, waa maxay sababta aad bari u sugaysaa barri, samee maanta’. Waxaa jira caqabado badan oo dayarta hortaagan

waanay fududahay in la niyad-jabo, laakiin haddii aad hesho dad ku aaminsan oo ku taageera, waxa ay noqonaysaa mid sahal ah”

 

Maamuuska u Maamuuska u Maamuuska u

H ana Mohamed oo ka mid ah somalida magaalada Manchester ku dhaqan ayaa muddo kooban loogu aqoonsaday in ay ka mid tahay haldoorka u adeegayaasha bulshada.

xaflad balaadhan oo dhawaan lagu qabtay hoolka shirarka ee Philip Martin, ayaa Hana iyo labbo qof oo kale lagu gudoonsiiyey shaadad-sharaf loogu maamuusayo sida tabaruca iyo hagar la’aanta ah ee ay ugu adeegaan uguna taageeraan bulshadooda.

Hana oo sanadkii 2012 u soo guurtay magaalada Manchester ka dib markii ay nolasheeda intii hore ay ku soo qaadatay dalka Imaaraadka carab, ayaa shahaadadan loogu aqoonsaday sida firfircoon ee ay umadeeda ugu caawiso xarunta ururka Sasca oo ay ka howlgasho.

Hana Mohamed
Hana Mohamed

“Shahaado-sharaftan la igu maamuusay waxa ay idareensiisay sida bulshadaydu ugu hanweyn tahay taageerdayda iiguna bogaadinayso.” ayey tidhi; hana oo ka waramaysay sida ay u aragto shahaadada la gudoonsiiyey. Waxaanay iyadoo faahfaahin ka bixinaysa sida ay dadka ugu caawiyaan xarunta ururka Sasca ay intaa raacisay “Marka aan sidan u dhagaysto baahidooda ayaan ka caawiyaa bulshadayda ilaa iyo inta aan awoodo, tani mararka qaarkood ma fududa laakiin kalsoonida ay ugu qabaan awgeed ayaa keenta inaan isku taxaluujiyo wax la qabashadooda.”

Hana oo culuunta isgaadhsiinta iyo teknoolijiga ku soo dhigatay jaamacada Hargeysa, ayaa sheegay in markii ay timid wadanka UK ay bartay sida uu u shaqeeyo nidaamka dalkani. “ Markii u horaysay ee aan UK imid aad bay u adkeed meelo badana ma dareemin soo dhawayn.

Balse meeshii u horaysay ee aan soo dhaweyn dareemaa waa xaruntan, sababta ma garanayo” ayey tidhi Hana.

Waxaanay sheegaytay in qorshaheeda mustaq balku uu yahay in ay la sii joogto urarka Sasca, isla markaana sii wado wax ka qabashada baahiyaha bulshada .

 

A welcoming culture where all guests are respected

Sasca: working to bring all Somali people together

By Christof Buchacher


Many years of experience has helped Manchester’s Somali community to become a role model for integration and peace, not only in Manchester but worldwide.

The greatest challenges to bringing Somali people together were the conflicts between ethnicities originated in their homeland of Somalia.

The Somali Social Care Agency (SASCA), located in Princess Road, Moss Side was founded in 2007 and is run by the Somali community. SASCA works with Manchedter City Council and other partners to help the integration of all people.

Mohamed Jeilani, 74, who is the chairman at SASCA, proudly states: “SASCA was able to form one umbrella organisation out of six former communities for the mutual benefit of Somali people in greater Manchester.”

In a joint research project with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) called Hope for the Future, SASCA identified three core subjects which would help the integration process: health, education and young people.

Good friends: Mohamed Jeilani, (left), chairman of SASCA with secretary Mohamed Egeh
Good friends: Mohamed Jeilani, (left), chairman of SASCA with secretary Mohamed Egeh

SASCA’s office is open weekdays 10am-2pm, it offers advice and informs people about public services, health and care support, social contact within and outside the community, healthy living, safe and independency in work, education and retirement.

Mr Jeilani describes Somali culture as being   naturally encouraging, open and friendly to everyone. Thus, SASCA opens its office also in the afternoon, every day from 5-11pm, to watch television, play cards or just socialise.

Integration means remaining open to the influences and circumstances of your country but also learning how to show your culture and to make yourself visible, he says.

Mohamed Egeh, 54, volunteer at SASCA added: “My motor is volunteering; to do something for the community and to be open for everyone. I like to start from scratch and build up the community and solve their problems.”

SASCA is aware that it is not only Somali people who face the challenges of integration, and why it has reached out to other communities such as Arabic ones.

Next to English the office staff speak a wide range of languages, such as Somali, Swahilli, Arabic or Italian.

SASCA shares its experience with other Somali communities in Birmingham and London. Many Somali people have family around the globe and the interest of following Manchester’s success story in forming an organised community to improve the start over and finally to integrate is huge.

Mr Jeilani says that SASCA has also helped with community projects in Somalia itself, such as building schools and water purification facilities, and continues to maintain contacts with official representatives of Somalia.

Mr Mohamud added: “I hope that one day also my children will continue the community work.”

Get fit and feel better

Would you like help and support to eat healthy, become more active, stop smoking, sleep soundly and manage stress? In co-operation with Manchester community health trainers, SASCA can help find ways of leading a healthier lifestyle and look at areas where you are tempted into unhealthy habits.

The benefits of healthy eating include:

 n risk of heart disease and high blood pressure

·          reduced change of getting cancer

·         weight loss

·          improved bowels

·          healthier skin, nails, and hair.

The benefit of physical activity mean a reduced risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and obesity, combating the effects of ageing, more flexible joints, tendons and ligaments; and the relief of stress and anxiety.

The benefits of quitting smoking include less chance of getting lung and heart disease, less chance of getting cancer and respiratory illnesses. Health trainer Gassim Mohammed, of the Madia Trust, said: “If you would like help and support to the health trainer service you can get in touch with any staff of SASCA then the health trainer will contact you and talk to you about the support you are looking for and the goals you would like to achieve.”

For details ring 07792 917509 or 0161 636 7512.

Welcome to SASCA News

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.

Dave Porter and the team
Dave Porter and the team

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!