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…

HIRDA at Africa Day!

November 29th, 2012
November 17 2012 is Africa Day, a yearly initiative by the Evert Vermeer Stichting. On this day NGOs, governmental organisations, financial institutions and social entrepreneurs came to Amsterdam to present the political, social, cultural and economic situation of the different countries in Africa, the challenges that they are working on and the opportunitie…

Running ladies raise 1000 euro for HIRDA

September 20th, 2012
Ten girls have raised more than 1000 euro for HIRDA by participating in the Run2Day Ladiesdamloop. On Sunday September 23rd at 15.00 o’clock, ten ladies gathered at the start near Central Station, ready to run 4 miles through Amsterdam in order to support HIRDA. The grant amount will be used for HIRDA’s pilot project of re-usable hygiene pads, which aims to …
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