Key achievements and successes
Outreach project funded by Service Canada. The two-phase project
started in March, 2010 and will continue until the end of Phase II in
project will help 400 youth facing barriers to employment, develop life and
job skills to ease their transition to work or return to school.
project, funded by Canadian Home Mortgage Corporation (CHMC) started April
2009 and still underway. The project goal is to build ten affordable,
homeowner housing units for ten families in the Somali community in
Mentorship Development project -
September, 2009. The project paired 15 Somali youth between the ages of 15
and 18 with Somali first-year University and college youth (20 - 25 years of
age). Project objective is to build the leadership skills of both mentors
and mentorees through this process.
Stand Up and
Lead - January,
2009. SCERDO delivered Life Plan and Mentorship training to youth. The
project goal was to provide youth with informative and motivating leaders,
and interactive discussion in pursuit of developing their individualized
Life plans, with the aim of increasing personal empowerment.
Pre-Operational research -
May, 2009. A needs assessment research for Somali youth in Edmonton funded by Service Canada.
The project aim was to assess
issues and barriers facing the Somali youth in Edmonton.
Youth Action for Fostering
Multiculturalism, Leadership and Community Growth Project
- January 2008. SCERDO started its 3 year youth project called The Youth
Action for Fostering Multiculturalism, Leadership and Community Growth.
Project aim was to respond to particular issues and challenges facing Somali
youth at risk and their ability to effectively engage and integrate into
Canadian society. The project was completed on June, 2010 and
consisted of 6 phrases including Plan and Development, Community Capacity and
Understanding, Empowerment, Public Education, Institutional Engagement and
Practices and Strategies for change.
Be Part of
the World - February 2008.
SCERDO implemented this project for 18th anniversary for
International Development Day sponsored by ACGC through CIDA funding. The
aim of the seminar is to engage Somali Canadian community in Edmonton on
issues and trends of international development. Emphasis is being placed on
the role of Canadian NGOs in the third world countries particularly in
Somalia. The magnetizing of Somali Canadian professionals to international
development has also been discussed.
Assessment Research –
January, 2007. SCERDO implemented Needs Assessment Research for Somali community in Edmonton funded by
Community Enhancement Fund. The purpose of this research is to
determine the needs (social, educational, health, etc) of Somali people who
have recently moved into the Edmonton, Alberta from other provinces as
well as from Somalia.
Mapping – 2006. SCERDO
conducted a “community mapping” of Somali Canadian Diaspora in the City of
Edmonton. This helped to determine the needs (social, educational, health,
etc) of Somali people who have recently moved into the City from Somalia.
Education for Peace Centre
in Ceegaag City, Somalia -May 2009. SCERDO
completed building 4 rooms in Cegaag city, Somalia. The aim of this project
is to provide youth a place to go become productive and self sufficient
citizens. Second phase of the project started in June 2010.
Enterprise Basic Vocational
Training, Borama Somalia - 2006.
Ninety five (95) unemployed youth received employment life-skills and basic
introduction to vocational training in Borama, Awadal region, Somaliland.
Training Programs included Health-care Assistance, Midwifery and Nursing,
Tailoring, Computer Skills/Typing, Carpentry/Furniture Making,
Auto-mechanics. The program is now continuing through the efforts of a
local partner funded by the project: Health & Human Resource Development
for Peace Center in Burao, Somalia.
In 2004, SCERDO build educational center for youth in Burao . The
education center focus to assist the
district to promote initiatives that will help youth aged 15 to 25 become
life long learners, productive workers and self-sufficient citizens. The
program is now continuing through the efforts of a local partner funded by
the project, the Barako Family Health and Education.