Three days outreach campaign and mobilization of communities (youths) from three IDP camps in Mogadishu was organized by UC team in order to carry 6 days IDP youths led cleaning volunteer activities in their respective IDP camps.
UC carried field assessment visits at three IDP camps in Mogadishu before launching the campaign in order to conduct mapping of the target population and identify existing challenges that may affect the success of the campaign. During the field assessment, UC met with camp leaders, community elders and security establishments of three IDP camps who all of them endorsed the Safarka Nabadda campaign and pledged to support the initiative at all cost.
UC team also purchased T-shirts, caps, microphone and campaign posters/banners while it has also advertised and contracted media Production Company as preparation for launching the outreach mobilization campaign in the project target areas.
Objectives of the campaign:
- Sensitize communities (youth) from three IDP camps in Mogadishu on IDP camps sanitation
- Promote social cohesion IDP communities through IDP youths volunteer engagements and youths responsibilities in their own communities
- Strengthen IDP youths workforce collaboration on positive and peace building activities
- Increase youth engagements in positive and community development activities through volunteerism
- Promote collaborative teamwork, reciprocated moral values and common interests among the IDP communities, especially the IDP youths
- Encourage and promote shared responsibilities to address challenges among the IDP communities
- Mapping of target participants
- Community organizing
- Inclusive and participatory
- Group work and collaborations
- Public announcement
- Feedbacks and recommendations
- Registrations of youth volunteers
Campaign target audience
UC initially planned the campaign to reach 1,000 youths directly from three IDP camps in Mogadishu on three days Safarka Nabadda mobilization campaign. But UC only reached 300 youths both male and female directly who are very ready and willing to participate a 6 days volunteer cleaning activities in their respective IDP camps, these 300 directly reached youths registered their names and provided their telephone numbers while there is over 500 youths in these IDP camps who are indirectly reached by the Safarka Nabadda campaign and may be willing to also participate the 6 days Safarka Nabadda youth led volunteer cleaning activities in the three IDP camps targeted by the UC Local Voices Project.
The following topics were discussed during the campaign sessions:
- Introduction/opening remarks
- Definition of Safarka Nabadda initiatives
- Campaign program overview.
- Importance of IDP youths engagements in volunteer activities
- Roles and responsibilities of good citizen
- IDP youths workforce development and collaborations
- Announcement of IDP youths led 6 days volunteer cleaning activities in three IDP camps
- Participants feedbacks
- Registration of volunteers for 6 days cleaning activities in three IDP camps
At the end of the mobilization campaign, campaign evaluation was done so us to know the overall feedback of the campaign content and how the audience reacted and see the mobilization campaign. The participants feedback was recorded and filed accordingly;
By the end of the mobilization campaign, every participants have a developed understanding on;-
- The key importance of IDP youths engagements in community and social cohesion development through volunteerism activities
- The role and responsibilities of good youth citizen
- The importance of youth workforce collaboration in peace building
Others campaign feedbacks include;-
- The participants felt that the campaign went on well and its content well presented and understood.
- The target mobilization campaign’s participants showed a lot of interests for Safarka Nabadda and youths led volunteer initiatives in their IDP communities
- Some of the campaign participants who had the opportunity to address the audience using the microphone acknowledged the importance of youth engagements in peace building
- The campaign participants were very willing to provide their names and telephone numbers in order to participate a 6 days volunteer cleaning in their own communities
The campaign was officially opened by the UC Executive Director, Mr Mohamed Hussein Hassan who gave an overview of the campaign and explained the definition of Safarka Nabadda and the importance of this mobilization campaign in the continuous engagements of the youths in the IDP camps and expressed the role of IDP youths in replacing violence with peace building and collaborative youth engagement activities
|08:00AM-08:30AM||Campaign venue arrangements and welcoming of participants||UC Team|
|08:30AM-09:00AM||Introductions /opening remarks.
Definition of Safarka Nabadda initiatives.
|UC Executive Director Mohamed Hussein Hassan|
|09:00AM-09:30AM||Campaign program overview.
Importance of IDP youths engagements in volunteer activities.
|UC Local Voices Project Manager Abdideck Ibrahim Salat|
|09:30AM-10:15AM||Roles and responsibilities of good citizen.
IDP youths workforce collaborations and development
|UC Local Voices Project Focal Point Person Mohamed Tahliil Mohamed|
|10:15AM- 10:45AM||Distribution of drinking water|
|10:45AM-11:30AM||Announcement of IDP youths led 6 days volunteer cleaning in three IDP camps||Communication Officer Aliza Habsade|
|11:30AM-12:00 Noon||Participants feedback|| Hafso Ahmed
|12:00noon-12:40PM||Registration of volunteers for 6 days cleaning activities in three IDP camps||Abdideck Ibrahim
|13:00PM-14:00PM||Lunch for UC Local Voices Project Team and IDP youths Campaign Organizers||SYL Hotel|