What we do in Action counts rather than what we say in Words

Marian Hassan
Posted June 12, 2011 from Somalia

On Friday morning, 10th June 2011, a beautifully organized meeting was held at Omar Samatar Secondary School’s conference hall. More than 1500 youth plus Government officials, Business community, Doctors, Intellectuals, Diaspora and Religious leaders were present in the meeting. Mainly the meeting was part of continues meeting held in Galkaio since April 2011 after the political reform in Mudug region.

Efforts to engage the collaboration of the newly nominated administration and the community were taking place for the past couple of weeks. Several meetings between the local administration and the different sectors of the society in Galkaio took place ever since the new administration’s arrival.

Friday's meeting was a remarkable one. I had never witnessed such meeting between youth and administration. Before, I used to hear there was a meeting between the administration and the religious leaders, or the intellectuals, or women groups, or business community and so on, but it has never happened such a meeting and it will be a memorable one.

I am really honored to be part of this remarkable change. Addressing to 1500+ youth and also government officials was really unforgettable moments of my life. Hearing all those promises from the government and also from the youth is incredibly a life changing moments.

This new administration is none like the previous administrations. It already started repairing the streets in the city, collaborating with the society, organizing meetings and trying to fulfill the community’s desires. In the meeting, the Governor announced that the local administration is going to open an account for education in Mudug region. The local administration will allocate $1000 each month whereby other members of the society will donate $1 per month. This money is allocated for sponsoring at least the top ten students after they graduate from high schools in Mudug region so that they join universities to further their studies. This isn’t the only account that was opened for the region’s development and sustainability. There was another account that was opened earlier where people contributed the amount of money they can donate in order to main the security and sustainability of Mudug region.

The youth has voluntarily promised to give unconditional collaboration to the administration, to create unity between the youth themselves and also between the youth and other parts of the society, to work on the hygiene and sanitation of the region and to participate in the region’s sustainability and development.

Furthermore, I have been collaborating with a committee that voluntarily organized themselves to engage between the administration and the other sectors of the societyin order to achieve real change. I have also been selected as one of the General Assembly of Puntland University of Science and Technology. I also organized a networking between young girls at my city to have collaboration, help one another, meet regularly and share info.

I know I haven’t written for quite sometime but that doesn’t mean I was passive! I will update you later how all these incredible changes take place God’s willing.

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Jun 13, 2011
Jun 13, 2011

Dear Ruaan1

Congradulations and i applaud you for taking part in that meeting. You are doing a great job my dear . People of your callibre i wanted in our communities today. Indeed we cant just talk we need to action up our speeches. I like the fact that you as a country has collaborated to form such a strong group, having grouped all those youth to impact them. I really sallute you and the new administration .Everyday i hear news about what is happening there and now since you are joining hands to address the youths in this manner i greatly and exceedinly become so joyous.

By the mercies of God Punland will change. We ae watching your space, really its happening. Keep working hard!



Kat Haber
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15, 2011


When in the presence of a master best to listen. From the outreach your new administration is including so many of the community, it appears that something radically transcendent is happening in your community. I am glad to read of these changes and look forward to those responsible fo having ever greater impacts in ever larger communities. Please continue informing us of their successes.

Jun 16, 2011
Jun 16, 2011

It’s so refreshing to read about positive, empowering news + your involvement! It’s good to see both administration and young people sharing and collaborating ;- ) and the community-shared scholarship program. Really proud of you sister!

Keep us posted

Shwe Hmon
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 18, 2011

Dear sister Ruun Abdi,

I am so proud of your for what you are actively doing for your community and being a part of great meeting. Thank you so much for sharing with us. That's a really learning for me.

This piece is very positive and I'm very glad to know the positive change in your region. Of course! Time by time, we all are bringing the change in our community across the globe. Let's keep going.

In admiration, Insha Allah

Vivian Emesowum
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011

This is great Ruun, I am really impressed with the organizers of this meeting, Am sure you are happy with yourself to be part of it. I really hope that the promises made will be fulfilled in due course.

Well done

Marian Hassan
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2011

Thank you so much my dearest friends. Your comments are always an inspirations to me.