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SBAOA-Raja=Hope! 3rd Annual Event-Somali Bantu Association of America

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                                                 Upcoming Event-Raja=Hope! 3rd Annual Event
Please Join us Raja=Hope! 3rd Annual Event SATURDAY, 
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
COLINA DEL SOL PARK 5319 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA 92115
FEATURING AT RAJA!=HOPE
Somali Bantu Traditional Dance and Fire-eater
Don’t miss this beautiful family-friendly event, featuring Somalian culture, cuisine and entertainment — including a genuine Somalian fire-eater! All proceeds benefit the Somali Bantu Association of America’s programs helping refugees in the community.
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SBAOA Partnership 2016-2017

    Somali Bantu Association if America received a Van from Las Patronas. Thank you for your support!  


CPR Training for Program: Children Will Listen

On December 11th our children received CPR Training and learned how to save lives. Check out their amazing day!


More San Diego Refugee Girls Are College Bound, Flipping The Cultural Script

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By Megan Burks See Original Article Photo by Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego Above: Refugee children participate in an after-school tutoring program at the Somali Bantu Association of America in City Heights. The Somali Bantu ethnic minority group came to the United States more recently than Somalis who traveled here in the 1990s. Because they’re still gaining their footing on U.S. soil, their children are at high risk of dropping out of school. … Continue reading


The Somali Community is Dancing its Way to Greater Fitness

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The Somali community is dancing its way to greater fitness. A partnership of refugee and college organizations, the Ladnaan Project hopes to fight increases in diabetes among refugees. Friday 4-6pm the public is welcome at Southern Sudanese Center. http://shar.es/1nyOwL


African beads auctioned, traditional dances showcased, Ut San Diego Somali Bantu Dance Health Women Project

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Original Article By Janis Mork October 3, 2013 (San Diego) – The Somali Bantu Association of America held a fundraiser for their youth group to receive new supplies and computer activities. Throughout the event in September, there was also a silent auction on African beads. Isha Aweyso, a volunteer of the association, welcomed everyone. “We have things you can buy to help our community,” he said, noting that the event benefits students. “I’m really thankful … Continue reading


Said Abiyow finished his Citizens Academy Course

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Our Director Said Abiyow Finished his Citizens Academy Course in Seven Weeks and Completed on 10/23/2013


Heart to Heart Project Humanitarian Relief in Somalia

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Heart to Heart Donations Item Value to Somali Bantu Association of America to transport to Somali- $134, 482,18. See Website SBAOA Factsheet: Facts & Figures: Famine and severe food insecurity killed 258 000 people between October 2010 and April 2012 Number of IDPs: 1.1 million Somali refugees in the region: Over 1 million Other important facts: Population in need of humanitarian assistance: 870 000 in acute food insecurity, 2.3 million ‘stressed’ – fragile food insecurity … Continue reading


Jamie’s Joy

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Grant Awarded to SBAOA- $2000 About Jamie’s Joy (see website) Jamie Morgan Mychael Bratton-McNeeley was born May 24, 1996. One month shy of his sixth birthday, April 24, 2002, Jamie was killed in a car crash. In 2003 a committee of family and friends formed to continue Jamie’s legacy. The group decided to create a memorial fund through the San Diego Foundation. We transferred the balance of the donations that were made in Jamie’s name when … Continue reading


American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

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Contribution to Somali Bantu Association of America- $3000 See Website About AFSCME AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and … Continue reading


Sam’s Club Giving Program

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Giving Made Simple See Website At the national and local level, the Sam’s Club Giving Program funds nonprofit organizations committed to supporting small business owners.  Small Business Support examples include providing advanced training that empowers small businesses to grow their operations, particularly women- and minority-owned businesses. At the local level, Sam’s Club facilities are encouraged to support nonprofits or other causes important to their community, provided they fall within one of the Walmart Foundation’s focus … Continue reading