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.

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


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


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