On Tuesday, 27th of September, WellShare staff members and Somali community members met to spend the evening eating delicious Somali food and discussing the benefits of healthy child spacing. The event organizers were excited to meet 37 Somali community members who included youth and elders, married and unmarried, and male and female members.
During the course of the evening, the participants learned about the health benefits of child spacing from Nurse Hawa Ahmed and listened to Imam Sharif Abdirahman, who spoke about the significance of child spacing in Islam.
WellShare’s Community Health Worker, Adar Kahin, also shared her personal perspective of child spacing in the US.
In addition to the information given by the speakers, the participants received bilingual educational materials that they took home. WellShare’s staff could not be more pleased with the outcome of this event, it was a fun and informative evening and received a lot of positive feedback.
Thanks to the Kilimanjaro Restaurant in Minneapolis who provided the delicious Somali food, to Somali TV for recording and sharing this event and to the Minnesota Department of Health and their Family Planning Special Projects grant, which made this event possible.