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SSC Community of TORONTO Celebrate 4th Anniversary of Khatumo Administration

Written on:January 11, 2016
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IMG_0539On a favourably winter evening on January 9th, 2016, a large crowd gathered in the Grand Ballroom of Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Canada for a historic day. Folks from Toronto’s diverse Somali Community filled the majestically beautiful venues expressing their support of the Somali Union; giving speeches, poetry, modern and folk dance in full display. Several Hundreds were on hand to celebrate Khatumo State’s 4th anniversary. Along with Khatumo’s Former Minister of Social Services Farah Adde Farah, representatives from the Canadian Government and business and community leaders voiced their support to Khatumo.  SSC Community in Toronto hosted the event, which was organized in conjunction with Khatumo Relief Network which is dedicated to supporting development efforts in Khatumo State. The formal part of the event featured several keynote speakers. Each contributed a great deal of history and insight as to how Khatumo has evolved and appreciated by all Somalis around the world.  Additionally, Khatumo Youth groups spoke about the need for Somali Youth to get involved and support positive developments in Somalia; importance of education among Khatumo youth as a mechanism to alleviate poverty and hopelessness.

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Written on:August 8, 2015
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Written on:July 22, 2015
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Written on:July 4, 2015
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In a cool summer breeze afternoon in Toronto’s North Etobicoke neighbourhood, Khatumo youth Soccer team displayed their football skills overpowering their opponents in the semifinals of the annual Toronto Somali Youth Soccer Championships. Hundreds of Somali Community fans gather every summer in various local stadiums to cheer for their local teams. “It is a special historic feeling for me to be here this afternoon” said Abdighani Robeye, “Khatumo Community in Toronto can…

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