SOMALI AMERICAN UNITED COUNCIL
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THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR TOMORROW IS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE TO SHAPE IT TODAY:
Refugee Empowerment for Self-Sufficiency
GOAL & Objectives: Designing, developing and implementing orientation and service delivery activities on the four areas mentioned below and identified by DES. The services delivery includes but not limited to the following activities: outreach, mentorship, training and orientation, socialization and group support, case recording/ file maintenance, interpretation and case management. Program materials include a holistic approach to service development that incorporates inter-organizational partnership; collaboration and community involvement. The main objective is to increase the capacity of the refugee community to reduce ignorance and become self-sufficient and be able to navigate and handle with confidence its own life conditions and the most needed social services.
This will build the programmatic capacity to expand skills and resources that serve communities in which refugee’s resettle. The program’s participants will be recruited by our Mentor/ caseworkers through community engagement and in collaboration with VOLAGS and MAAs.
The outcomes will ensure a positive effect on the improvement of the human condition and socially committed people who are able to work successfully, achieving self-sufficiency by properly integrating into the mainstream American society, and have the wisdom toward ignorance eradication.
Measurement, our program will meet expectations and will have the necessary support and credibility. Usually the result of a successful empowerment will be shown practically and will produce effective and more refugees that are able to properly adjust to their new life and new environment. The participant’s empowerment and life-skills is expected to increase by a minimum of 77% and independently use available resources and public transportations, become acquainted with the Child welfare law, consumer education and home/personal hygiene. Positive behavior and outcomes are measured for determining the value and success of the program. These include conducting assessment and beneficiary or client satisfaction surveys on regular basis. At the end of the program, evaluation and community group surveys will be conducted, which will provide an evaluation that measures the effectiveness of the program.
Outreach, Mentorship & TB Listening Session
OUTREACH, MENTORSHIP & TUBERCULOSIS LISTENING SESSION: Several volunteers Mentors/ Case Managers & Board Development Committee of the SAUC are interacting with the community, lecturing and explaining TB symptoms, risk factors, benefits of the test and treatment, encouraging refugees to be voluntarily tested as a preventive and / or curative measure.
Our program besides encouraging the Somali refugee to be voluntarily tested for TB is to educate Somali American refugees to help themselves, properly integrate and achieve economic and social self-sufficiency.
The Council is educating and encouraging testing voluntarily our community for Tuberculosis – pulmonary. TB is caused by bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and usually affecting the lungs (Pulmonary TB). The elders, children and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risks. Tuberculosis, each year it claims of half a million African; and the most at risk include elders, children and refugees forced to live in overcrowded conditions. Africa has the higher incidence of TB in the World (28%), keeping in mind that most of the Somali refugees who are in the US come from a Nomadic society. The proper diagnosis and treatment must be translated into a culturally relevant context. Treatment of all health issues in a culturally relevant manner is the unmet need. Mentors/ Caseworkers and volunteers will provide a support system that will enable refugees to complete a treatment program without feeling culturally isolated or getting lost in the system.
OUTREACH AND TUBERCULOSIS LISTENING SESSION(AUG '13- July '14):
Encouraging refugees to be voluntarily tested as preventive and/or curative measure.
CUDURKA QAAXADA - OUTREACH.docx (DOCX — 46 KB)
Educational Outreach Session For Problems Of Tuberculosis & Encouraging Somali Refugee Community To be Voluntarily Tested for TB With The Participation of The Somali Ambassador at the United Nation, Visiting Professor, & Qualified Intellectuals From United States and abroad.
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Summit for Female Genital Mutilation, Problems of Tuberculosis & Women Empowerment Programs.
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SAUC of AZ Location:
2425 East Thomas Road
Suites 10, 11, 12
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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