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YUSOM at Garissa Youth Project's (G-Youth) 2012 Youth Action Summit

YUSOM crew performing drama at the Garissa Youth Project's (G-Youth) 2012 Youth Action Summit in Garissa, click for more

Honored guests and Youth leaders who joined hands in the UN-Habitat and UNDP hosted global Youth21 conference

From left Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa and YUSOM farhan m hanshi  vice president and deputy excutive director at the UN-Habitat and UNDP host global Youth21 conference in NairabI, click for more


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Empowering Young Girls through Sports

 Hundreds of girls attended at the YUSOM girls' empowerment basketball games in Eastliegh, click for more

Members of Somalia's Olympic committee and YUSOM  officials 


From left YUSOM chairman Farhan, Mr Botan, Mr Isomarey, Mr Baskuwale and YUSOM sports chairman Abdijamal Halane line up after meeting, click for more

Somali ambassador to Kenya Hon. Mr. Mohamed Ali Noor (Americo )discusses YUSOM over youth issues

From left YUSOM vice chair-lady Amina Osman, Amina Mawel, in middle Somali ambassador to Kenya Hon. Mr.Mohamed Ali Noor (Americo), forth left are Ahmed Irro and Ahmed Robin

Newly elected Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan straight talk to youth in Eastliegh

Newly elected Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan talks to hundreds of youth in YUSOM organised youth straught talk to area politicians

UN-Habitat and UNDP host global Youth21 conference

YUSOM  vice president and deputy excutive director Farhan M Hanshi at the UN-Habitat and UNDP host global Youth21 conference in NairabI, click for more

  Challenges faced faced by refugees are cross cutting world over. As a proactive organization in refugee matters, YUSOM participates in international conferences addressing issues that promote and protect the interest of refugees globally. We focus on areas that are overlooked by other organizations. Our aim is to ensure that approaches taken in supporting refugees are tailored to offer durable solution. At the conference in Istanbul, various discourses emerged Read Full report here.
  YUSOM & SJHR, two local dynamic youth and human rights organizations led by young Somalis who are concerned hereby forward to you our grievances with regard to lack of empowerment by the international community facing the youth and human rights organizations in the country. Many of the youth and human rights organizations in the country have shrunk and were left ineffective because of multitude of reasons the biggest being lack of empowerment.  In light of the above, we bring to your attention the attached Petition jointly written by two of the handful remaining youth and human rights organizations in Somalia. Indeed, these kind of organizations are very rare in Somalia, a country that has been in turmoil for nearly three decades now. Hence the need not to discourage them but to enable them continue serve their vulnerable people through funding and equipping them  on humanitarian grounds. Kindly find the petition in the attachment and circulate with the relevant organizations, government bodies, overseas development authorities of the developed world, donors, embassies and all well-wishers to come to the rescue of our shrinking human rights and youth initiatives. It is now, not later you may not spare...
The 2015 Consultation on Strengthening Partnerships Between Faith-Based Organizations and PEPFAR to Build Capacity for Sustained Responses to HIV/AIDS Goal: To identify, describe, and strengthen the distinctive contributions of faith-based organizations in support of sustained, effective, country-led responses to HIV/AIDS in collaboration with PEPFAR. Ladies and Gentlemen,It is with profound honor to present before this distinguished congregation on this very important topic. Indeed, it is prudent to have the Youth involved in this consultation on strengthening partnerships between Faith-Based Organizations and PEPFAR to Build capacity for sustained responses to HIV. The fight against HIV is a responsibility of everyone….the young and old. It is through a combined effort that a stronger capacity for sustained response to HIV/AIDs can be built. During the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, many people who worked in HIV/AIDS prevention thought of religious leaders and organizations as naturally antagonistic to what they were trying to accomplish. In many minds, the stereotype of a religious leader was that of a conservative moralist who disapproved of any form of sexual behavior outside of marriage (especially male-male sex), as well as what was seen as the "only solution" to HIV...
Year 2013 and 2014 YUSOM initiated a 'Jitambue Campaign' meaning 'Know yourself'-HIV/AIDs awareness campaign targeting young people in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. The project saw us reach more than 300,000 young people through mass media.  YUSOM believes that the future course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kenya depends in large part on the behaviour of the young generation. Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 are at the peak of realising and enjoying their sexuality. This comes with a lot of health risks. It is therefore a call to young people to come out together and say ‘Tujitambue…tujijue’….we are the ones to know our selves and stop the spread of HIV in Kenya.  
15 November 2013- Youth United for Social Mobilization (YUSOM), a non-governmental and nonprofit youth organization based in Eastlieght Nairobi Kenya and Somalia has been conducting various programmes for the benefit of Somali youth from the youth themselves.Youth United for social Mobilization’ greatest concern fall on lack of opportunities and work, not only for the Somali youth in refugee camps and Eastlieght but those back at home who have been paying a high price as a result of exploitation to conflict, perilous boat trips on the gulf of Aden and the high seas, while those who managed to escape conflict with families in neighboring countries such as Kenya struggle drug abuse and at unprecedented levels of desperation. Over 70 percent of Somalia’s population is under the age of thirty  according to the Somalia Human Development Report in 2012. Youth United for social Mobilization (YUSOM) has over the past years trying to contribute its efforts to help some of these youths in Eastliegh Narobi through integration programmes such as sports and awareness sessions. During these deliberations youth sport teams were created, youth mentors were trained and entertainment theatre performances were held to help youth understand their culture and cultivate their potentiality and...
Young people in any country represent the future of that country. They have a vital role to play in the development of the country a duty they must perform.There are many ways that youth can contribute to national development. They can do so by working hard in any field they are involved in, be it the teaching, mechanic, or farming field.Working for one’s nation with total devotion and commitment is an obligation for every citizen thus the need to have orientation events for our youth to teach them what national service is all about. However, to ensure the active participation of young people in national development, they need to be supported and encouraged by the government, the private sector, the civil society and their parents.One does not need to belabour the point that there are many young people who if given the required support can contribute meaningfully to national development. But bringing such youths onboard the development wagon becomes the responsibility of those in authority.Having said that, it is also essential to note that young people must also believe in themselves; that they can become a big asset both individually and collectively to national development if they work hard.The continued over-dependency phenomenon cannot take our youth anywhere, nor can it help...
Somali youth living in different parts of Nairobi are being urged not to become pirates through the work of a Kenya conference that is employing unique techiniques to prevent kids from falling prey to the lure of quick and big money on the high seas.
  Somali-Canadian community fears further loss of lifeCBC NewsPosted: Jul 12, 2012 6:30 PM ETFaduma Mohamed told CBC News she has sent some of her children back to Somalia because she thinks it is safer for them there than on the streets of Toronto. Faduma Mohamed told CBC News she has sent some of her children back to Somalia because she thinks it is safer for them there than on the streets of Toronto. (CBC)   3 victims of recent gun violence rest in same cemetery Play iconToronto's Somali-Canadian community is fearful that they could lose more of their young to violence, John Lancaster reports .Calling for Somali ceasefire2:20 Toronto’s Somali-Canadian community is fearful that they could lose more of their young to violence, after a spate of shootings has left three men dead since the start of June. The community has mourned the loss of Abdulle Elmi, Hussein Hussein and Ahmed Hassan, all of whom were shot dead before their 30th birthday over the past six weeks. Elmi, 25, was shot dead and his body was left on a Etobicoke street on July 5.His body has been laid to rest in the same North Toronto cemetery as Hassan, his 24-year-old cousin who was killed in the June 2 shooting at the Eaton Centre that left another man fatally wounded as well.Hussein is also buried there. The...
Asmara — East Africa Youth Forum 2012 opened today here in the capital under the theme "Active Youth Participation for Conflict Transformation and Regional Integration." Representatives of youth institutions and organizations from the Republic of Sudan, Mauritius, Republic of South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt and other countries are taking part in the Forum. Youth United for Social Mobilization (YUSOM)’s public relations and youth specialist Mohamed Ali attending the conferece, he will be featuring a lecture on the heating and challenging difficulties facing the Somali youth inside the country and overseas. In a speech he delivered at the Forum, Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, underlined that despite its paramount resources, Africa has become center of different conflicts due to interventions on the part of external forces. He also stated that African youths should look beyond the prevailing quandary, believe in their own capacity and shoulder the task of developing their countries, and thereby ensure the continent's development. Stating that the theme of the Forum involves a lofty assertion which youths in the region should consider, Mr. Mohammed Adem Mohammed, Chairman of East Africa Youth Forum 2012, noted that the African...
Happy 52nd Anniversary of Somalia’s Independent Day YUSOM congratulating all Somali Youths around the world for them celebrating Somali Independence Day 1st July on 52nd year of independence. It is with our great pleasure to welcome Somalia’s Independence Day 1st July this year again 2012 . This event is meant a lot for all Somali people around the world, where they celebrate the birth place of their homeland as well as share their cultural heritage, history and their tales. YUSOM chairman Farhan M Hanshi and all YUSOM staff and members wish happy 1st  July, 2012, the 52nd Anniversary of Somalia’s Independent Day. Somalia’s history Somalia lies in the easternmost part of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Ethiopia to the west. It has the longest coastline on the continent, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands Hot conditions prevail year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. In antiquity, Somalia was an important centre for commerce with the rest of the ancient world, and according to most scholars, it is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt. During the...

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