Don't underestimate the immigrant!

March 12th, 2013
The role that migrants could play in developing aid is highly underestimated by governments, international institutions and NGOs. The global discussion about the post-2015 Millennium Goals provides a good opportunity for HIRDA to emphasize the importance of involving migrants to development programs. In a time where governments cut back on their subsidies fo…

Women in Somalia celebrating Women's Day

March 8th, 2013
Today is the International Women’s day 2013; a good reason to pay special attention to the social position and role of women all over the world. In Somalia, there is much work to be done to reduce the inequalities between men and women. Today, our partners throughout Somalia organize different activities and gatherings to celebrate the International Women’s …

Diaspora athletes organise peace marathon

March 7th, 2013
Two former athletes and Somali Diaspora members from the U.S., Abdel Qadiir and Abdi Warsame Isaaq, organized a peace marathon in Mogadishu earlier this month. Moreover, they initiated workshops for Somali trainers, athletes, and schools on international sport rules and techniques.The two athletes are a good example of Diaspora members investing in the socia…

School renovation more necessary than ever!

February 26th, 2013
Somalia’s school system collapsed in 1991 after the civil war. Since then, the schools have been in a terrible shape. The lack of a safe environment to educate students is one of the biggest challenges Somalia faces. Without proper class rooms, it is extremely difficult for young people to obtain education. Many students are barely able to read or write. How…
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