Achievement

Since the official registration of The Silent Horn Foundation in August 2013 (London) and May 2017 (Somalia) there has been significantly fast paced progress where key achievement has further enabled the building block of preparing a program for change to address Deaf school access in Somalia. In the four categories of structural, events, media and funding, diagram 6a summarises the activities of The Silent Horn Foundation for 2016 thus far.

Diagram 6a: Summary of achievements for six years of TSHF:

STRUCTURAL

NGO STATUS SOMALIA –
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE 10TH MAY 2017

EVENTS

APPOINTMENT AS SIGN LANGUAGE SPECIALIST AND COMMUNICATION MANAGER / COORDINATOR
MEETING WITH IGAD AMBASSADOR
EAST AFRICA 13TH FEBRUARY 2019
DEAF RIGHTS CONFERENCE 15TH FEBRUARY 2019
WOMEN DAY CONFERENCE MARCH 2019

MEDIA

SOMALI CABLE (YOUTUBE VIDEO) 15TH MAY 2017
RADIO MUGDISHO SEPTEMBER 2017
BANDHIGA MEDIA NOVEMBER 2018
SOMALI ONLINE MEDIA FEBRUARY 2019
& SNTV 12th SEPTEMBER 2017.

FUNDING

DONATIONS – SOMALI CABLE CONFERENCE 15TH MAY 2017
DEAF RIGHTS CONFERENCE FUNDING 15TH FEBRUARY 2019.

In 2013, the organisation focused on key structural developments which have enabled The Silent Horn Foundation to build capacity as an organisation. These key structural achievements include:

  1. Founded the organisation (August 2013)
  2. Somalian NGO Registration (May 2017)
  3. Banking – online bank now operational as well online donation system (Still in progress);
  4. Branding/Website/Logo/Social Media (Still in progress);
  5. Funding plan including on-line donate/PayPal/website registration (2016);
  6. Funding application submitted (2016);
  7. Partnership agreed and key associates identified (Somali Government in 2018 and World Federation of the Deaf in 2019).
  8. To be registering as the charity in the United Kingdom with Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP the lawyers and the Charity Commission (Still in progress);

There have been numbers of essential developments which position The Silent Horn Foundation with clear credentials for further growth over the next 3 years from 2019. These developments are line with initial strategy, and further support the Three Strand Approach (see Section 5) and which is represented in the mapping diagram 6b.

Diagram 6b: Mapping diagram of August 2013 to December 2019 status of Advocacy, Awareness and CEP progress

ADVOCACY

August 2013: Samira Duale established the organisation

2014: Discussion about setting up an organisation with the members

2016: Samira Duale addressed TSHF Board in the 1st Meeting of THE SILENT HORN FOUNDATION

2nd July 2016: We fed 80 people. Gave 250 Dollars financial support to members of the Deaf community.  We bought clothes for Eid for over 50 members of the Deaf community. £500 funding for a school in Mogadishu for tables, chairs, books and uniform.

ADVOCACY

3rd July 2016: We provided new cloths for 50 people in Somalia.

5th July 2016: We gave sweets to children who were orphans in Somalia.

18th July 2016: We started our social media presence for our charity and set up our website asking for donations from the general public. 

1st September 2016: We donated £1,650 to students and teachers of a school in Mogadishu.  

ADVOCACY

3rd May 2017: We paid for medical care for a deaf family and gave $200 to each family member.  

14th May 2017: We provided a further £1,950 financial aid to deaf students.
We also funded a student with breast cancer to have an essential operation priced at £4,000.

2018: Samira Duale addressed TSHF Board in the 2nd Meeting of THE SILENT HORN FOUNDATION

May 2018: Samira Duale flying to Somalia in Ramadan and sorting things out in schools, public services (army soldiers) and met Mogadishu MP representative Abdirizak . Also, we provided $545 for educational support and resources. 

ADVOCACY

September 2018: Ibrahim Osman Mohammed working in three cities of Somalia named Garowe for voluntary services and training of the teachers, Burao and Qardho to give the donations to Deaf schools for food, books, medical services and teachers’ salaries.

February 2019: Sahra Farah and Luul Osman Del (on behalf of Samira Duale) met Independent Government Supporter to First Lady of Somalia

16th February 2019: Deaf Rights Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia.

July 2019: Sahra Farah and Leyla Jeilani (on behalf of Samira Duale) attended the World Federation of Deaf Congress Conference.

Autumn and winter 2019: Request by Mogadishu for TSHF to become an associate member of the World Federation of Deaf (Still in progress)

Winter 2019: To be lawfully registered as a charity in the United Kingdom with the assistance and support from the Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP and the Charity Commission (Still in progress)

AWARENESS

If TSHF and BANDHIGA MEDIA achieve 100,000 signatures petition then they will be able to visit President of Somalia and Somalian Prime Minister…

TSHF completed the draft letter named Deaf School Campaign to be confirmed…

COMMUNITY
EMPOWERMENT
PROGRAMMES

Extensive review of research reports and lessons learned approach…

Recognition of research for Deafblind, special needs, Deaf, Hard of Hearing women and girls especially them in wheelchairs at Somalia…

After extensive discussions with CEP implementation in various region of Africa, TSHF proposes to work with Somalia Government, WFD, United Nations, IGAD and European Union…