Professionals from northeastern Kenya discuss education crisis in the region

The education crisis in the semi-arid northeastern region of Kenya took centre stage Saturday during the inaugural North Eastern Counties University Students Association conference held in Nairobi. The convention, “Ideas of today realities of tomorrow,” enticed students, professionals and politicians who hail from the three counties, which have often complained of massive marginalization from successive… Continue reading…

Lend an ear to my plea

Adan Mahad is a class eight student and prefect at Madogashe Primary School in north-eastern Kenya. In a few weeks, he’ll sit for the primary national examination called KCPE. Is he ready for it? Here’s his story. Enough is enough. The past five weeks have been the hardest time of my life. Imagine walking 10 kilometers a day… Continue reading…

A Haven for Needy Kids

When Jimaha gave birth to Ayanleh, it was obvious from his first cry that something was wrong. Kids like Ayanleh don’t squeak at birth, they scream. He emerged from the womb, a place of protection, into the harsh world where every physical touch and every change in temperature would send excruciating pain through his body…. Continue reading…

Somali student’s uplifting story from Ifo camp to class president of her Boston high school

  Fatuma Mohamed has been in the United States for only nine years. But what this young student, who came from Ifo refugee camp when she was 10 years old, did in those few years is quite phenomenal to say the least.

How a young Somali mother defied all odds to achieve success

  Editor’s Note: Sahan Journal editors were touched by the sheer determination, hard work and optimism of this young Somali woman that we felt we needed to bring her story, in her own words, to our readers. We can only hope that Maryan Abdi will be a great example to many young women, and men,… Continue reading…

Somali man to vie for seat on local Virginia school board

A Somali-American man in Virginia is running for a seat on the Fairfax County School Board. Omar Fateh announced his candidacy at the March 24 general membership meeting of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

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