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Somalia: development of fodder sector

The Foundation for Somalia with its local partner PENHA (Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa/ Somaliland) are implementing a project aimed at local farmers in the Togdheer region.

The aim of the project is to contribute to socio-economic and environmental wellbeing of agro-pastoral communities in two villages of Oodweyne district and complement the current PENHA/ILO project. The general goal of the project is to contribute to peace, stability and socio-economic development (early recovery) in Somaliland.

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Meet Paweł Wysoczański and Rafał Stańczyk!

We invite all enthusiasts of Africa for a meeting on 25 June at 7 p.m. in Skwer – part of Centrum Artystyczne Fabryka Trzciny which will take place on the occasion of a writing contest “Africa is a continent in the shape of the human heart” organized by the Foundation for Somalia in cooperation with the Faculty of Polish Philology at the University of Warsaw, a quarterly journal “LiteRacje” and a publishing house Weltbild.

The attraction of the meeting will be a projection of a film entitled “No direction home” (“Mój tato prezydent”) directed by Paweł Wysoczański and Rafał Stańczyk and the visit of the authors themselves.

“No direction home” was shot in 2011 in cooperation with the Foundation for Somalia. During VII AfryKamera – African Film Festival it was awarded with Srebrna Jaskółka – an audience award.

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Others – Strangers – Friends. Various residents of Warsaw.

On 15 June in Krakowskie Przedmieście Street an exhibition entitled Others –Strangers – Friends devoted to refugees will be open. It consists of 28 unique photographs by Jacek Herok presenting the profiles of refugees from Warsaw and its surroundings. The protagonists represent various continents, cultures and religions. They all have one thing in common: they arrived to Poland for fear of persecutions that they had experienced in their country of origin.

The aim of the exhibition Others – Strangers – Friends is to increase social sensitivity to cultural diversity of the residents of today Warsaw and propagate the attitude of respect and tolerance towards people regardless of their nationality, race, culture or religion. We would also like to show that refugees constitute an integral part of the Polish society.

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A meeting with the Pygmies at the Hoover Square

On 28 May at 7 p.m. in SKWER – part of Centrum Artystyczne Fabryka Trzciny situated at 60A Krakowskie Przedmieście Street a meeting about “the shortest” residents of Central Africa, the Pygmies, will take place. The guest of the meeting dr Urszula Markowska-Manista, a traveller and a lecturer at the Academy of Special Education, will tell us about her last journey to Central Africa and her meetings with the Pygmies.  An additional attraction is the fact that our guest will present Africa from the unique point of view of a person who studies the life and education of the Pygmies Bayaka at the crossroads of the world of traditions and civilization progress, as well as will present the subject of child’s rights in Central Africa. The performance will include slides and films show.

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Picnic in the Bemowo district

On 6 May the Foundation for Somalia took part in a picnic organized by Bemowskie Centrum Kultury art.bem in the Górczewska Park located in the Bemowo district. It was a pleasure to become part of this event!

The team of the Foundation for Somalia prepared a lot of attractions aimed at presenting the culture of Africa to the residents of Warsaw. Everyone could find something interesting for themselves among our propositions. We invited both adults and children to have fun.

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