At this very moment, 4 million people in Somalia need food aid. 30 percent of children are suffering from malnutrition. This means that they are sick because they do not have enough to eat. More than 100,000 Somali people come to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, to seek assistance.
But, Mogadishu can’t support its fellow citizens without outside help.
We are determined to make a change…by making change! We are the "I Am a Star" after school class. "I Am a Star" is facilitated by Karen Sorensen and led by Medewe Pessang, Fadumo Mohamed, Iftu Adem, Asha Ainab, Najma Abdi, Iqlas Ibrahim, Jamila Keisar, and Maryan Yusuf.
From May 14th to May 25th, "I Am a Star" is hosting the “Change for Somalia” campaign. Classrooms will be competing against each other to raise the most money for Somalia. The classroom who donates the most money will win an ice cream party. We will also have two bake sales during lunches on May 18th and May 25th. Baked goods have been donated by local businesses. If you buy a baked item, the money will count towards your class’s total donation.
Donated money will be split between the American Refugee Committee and the Brian Coyle Center. This decision was made in conjunction with the "I Am a Star" after school group and the Seward Somali Parent Group.
We can’t do this alone. We need your help! No matter what age you are, you can make a difference in the world. We are all stars!
Shukri Abdinur, Main Contact for I Am A Star