“So my name is Yusra Ahmed Haashi and I am 17. I am from here in Kismaayo.
My favourite animal, errrm why do I have to pick? Ok it’s a Horse I suppose.
My favourite books to read are beautiful and deep Poetry books.
I am my own inspiration, I encourage myself that I will have beautiful future, because I know in my heart that I am a good person.
The hardest day in my life was when I heard about Al Shabab, why would anyone want to hurt another. They are suck a minority here, but that’s all the media talks about. I am blessed Allah has given me health, I know the more we love each other the better our futures will be.” #lovearmyhumans#Africanhumans
I posted this in May this year. Just to recap, I have been working on this project since May.
We asked the people of Goobweyn, what was needed to restart the Agricultural business, which was destroyed during the civil war.
He told us, then I asked the people who supported #lovearmyforsomalia if that was cool, you said yes. NOW WE ARE DOING IT! I’m so happy, this has the potential to feel hundreds of thousands of people year round, create jobs and business. The minister of Agriculture told me that this is the biggest Agricultural infrastructural development programme, in the last 26 years, Jubbaland. This is something we can all be proud of
Last time I was here we were bringing food, after asking the Chief of Goobweyn what the people needed, we are back to deliver exactly what was asked for.
It is important that you listen to the people that you are trying to support.
Emergency relief was necessary to stop people starving, but giving the people the means to feed themselves indefinitely, is just as important. Respect
For people who have decided to hate you, you can’t do anything right. You will never please these people so don’t try.
All people who ever achieved anything great had people who hated them.
Keep doing what you are doing, you don’t have to impress everyone, just as long as you are doing what is right for your soul. Wish them well because if they have hate in their hearts, this hate will destroy their happiness. I am happy because I am living my purpose, I am fulfilling my sacred contract with my foremothers and forefathers. Nobody is teaching me how to do what I am doing, I am learning as I go along. Creating your own path is necessary when you want to create change. This new path you are creating hasn’t been walked before, so of course people are going to say you are doing something wrong. People fear what they can’t overstand. Remember you are responsible for what you don’t, not what people overstand. If I paid attention to what everyone ever said, I would get nothing done. Especially to the people who haven’t done it, aren’t doing it and will never do it. Experience brings wisdom, so does pain. To better the badness you have to sacrifice, it’s ok, you were given this life because you are strong enough to live to. Don’t spend you whole life waiting for approval. Your heroes and sheroes didn’t. So neither should you. #chakabars@bundleofbrittany
“Peace be upon you, My name is Salman osman sharif.
I am 20 years of age, at 13 I started 3d art, but from 7 I used to draw.
The Artist I most admire is Amin Amir.
I want to to him say continue the great things, all young artist want be where you are.
I am a Professional artist for a living, also an Arts teacher.
To the young artists out there... Artists are the important back bone to the country, art is the vision to the future, everything comes from art. I also started Aqiil arts group, we develop football pitches, interior design, and anything art in Somalia. They are 30 of us, be sure to contact us if you need some art!” #lovearmyhumans#Africanhumans
The mainstream media has done it’s best to brand Somalis pirates and terrorists... Probably because the media doesn’t even leave the airport. I have been to Somalia many times this year and experienced so much beauty. I’m so happy to be back and hope you share this journey with me. Follow #lovearmyhumans and don’t miss out.
So the final part of the #lovearmyforsomalia project. I am super excited about this.
Please share the story as it unfolds. This is what I have been excited for when we started this journey.
Very soon we are going to post the project spend online
Charities and NGOs don’t do this. As we said transparency is the key to this, the people gave their money and we are going to show the people the proper way to do the works.
People I need your support to show big charities how to make a real difference. Somali diaspora do you have my back? Because I have a new plan if this one works out and I need your input, skills and love
We all have secrets, problems that we have buried deep down, hoping to never have to deal with. We have all made mistakes, stayed for too long, left too early, not read enough, loved too quickly, run away at the first sign of having our feelings hurt.
Everyone reading this has insecurities and fears, but the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. It's all inside of your head, let it out. Share your story, share your journey, share your life. You are the person that you are because of your experiences, the books that you have read and the people who you have shared or had your life interrupted by.
You didn't ask to be born, you didn't choose your family, you were born innocent.
So never feel guilty for existing, if you have privileges acknowledging them and then taking down barriers that have been place in the way of others, will set you free.
Physical barriers but for the well off, protected by the police, the armies, their tall walls and gates, all so that they can live their dry existences, only ever socialising and sharing with other well off people... What a boring life. Mental barriers that we all develop over time, because we have been hurt, wisdom coming from pain... But now they imprison us, some find it difficult to love, so difficult that they never love again. Missing out on having a family or starting a new one, dying alone. Many develop spiritual barriers, never really connecting with themselves, because they are scared of what they will find within their own thoughts, they are worried about what they have buried deep within in their sub conscious. Worry is interest paid in advance on a debt that you may never owe. Building up emotional debts to yourself is horrible, "Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go." ~Mooji Once you have opened up and shared, real friends will stay and the fake friends will disappear, but if they are fake, you didn't want them in your life anyway. #chakabars
When I was in Somalia last I was interviewing the people, to connect them to the people :) "My name is Halima Ali Muhammad, I am 18 soon.
My favourite colour is Sky blue.
I have 7 siblings, 1 brother and 6 sisters.
My brother gets so much love from all of us girls.
I love living in Africa, the food is amazing." #lovearmyhumans#Africanhumans