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Walk 4 Somalia

idea by SYL San Diego
Walk 4 Somalia

Website

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http://www.sylsandiego.com

The Idea

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Somali Youth League of San Diego, will hosting a 5K "Walk-4-Somalia" on Saturday, 1/14. On this day, hundreds of walkers from the greater San Diego Community will walk in solidarity with the victims of famine. Famines are preventable and instead of talking the talk, we are going to walk the walk.

The Specifics

In an effort to revive the Horn, SYLSD, will be hosting a 5K “Walk-4-Somalia” on Saturday 1/14/2011. On this day, hundreds of walkers will walk in solidary with the thousands of famine victims who walk for months in search of food and water. This event will create awareness and funds to fight the famine. At end of the walk, we will host a closing ceremony and introduce some of the compelling stories of the “Faces of the Famine”. The walk has been approved by the City of San Diego and Council Woman Marti Emerald has declared 1/14/2011 Somali Youth League day in her proclamation. The Budget for our walk is estimated to be exactly $5,000. This includes T-shirts = $3,400, tents and banners=$410.Park fees = $290. Stage/equip=$1,000.

Discussion
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the UK is wivv yall bruvvs good job SOMALIA FOREVA!!

by ismaillittle
over 2 years ago | Reply

BE PROUD SYL YALL DID IT!

by bgelle
over 2 years ago | Reply

BE PROUD SYL YALL DID IT!

by bgelle
over 2 years ago | Reply

the names says it all we will win!!!!

by abahawass
over 2 years ago | Reply

SYL keep pushing it.

by Alicaat
over 2 years ago | Reply

I have never been more proud of my community!! I LOVE SOMALI YOUTH LEAGUE. WE just hit #1 again. KEEP PUSHING!!

by nasir b
over 2 years ago | Reply

Team Iftin for Team SYL

by inaaliabdi
over 2 years ago | Reply

great idea - and I love that this is diaspora youth initiated - is there anyway we could get one in Minneapolis, Columbus, and/or DC? we could tap into the diaspora communities there too and link them with local colleges - full of youth who would be supportive.

by Beth_mg
over 2 years ago | Reply

Get in contact with SYL @ sylsandiego@gmail.com. email us regarding your ideas, thought or concerns. We're in this together and we would love to hear them. Be proactive !!

by dahir n
over 2 years ago | Reply

I SEE BIG THINGS COMING FOR SYL! KEEP IT UP!

by bgelle
over 2 years ago | Reply

Team Iftin Charter for Team SYL

by amalhersi
over 2 years ago | Reply

i am jepodizing my job to vote for you guys... One love

by Amgettingsofire
over 2 years ago | Reply

one hour left, KEEP VOTING AND KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!!!

by mrainab
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go SYL!

by mxassan
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go team SYL!

by Asma Abdi
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go team SYL!

by Asma Abdi
over 2 years ago | Reply

Go team SYL!

by Asma Abdi
over 2 years ago | Reply

Ku dhac!

by cambarocaynab
over 2 years ago | Reply

Ku dhac!

by cambarocaynab
over 2 years ago | Reply

Somalia ha noolato.

by somaliahanoolato
over 2 years ago | Reply

Mashallah..May Allah reward you all for your hard work & goodluck!

by sallymae
over 2 years ago | Reply

you most definitely have my vote.

by bakhti
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great idea to raise awareness and get San Diegans involved to FIGHT THE FAMINE!

by suelowe
over 2 years ago | Reply

I have to say that this is definitely not one of the most innovative approaches to sharing information, considering there is a "walk 4-something" almost everyday in the cities in the US. However, it is one of the few ideas that actually combines active participation with information dissemination, so you get my vote on this challenge. One recommendation I would make is to have the walkers raise funds through sponsors - at least for their T-shirts at a minimum. This would increase awareness by having the walkers share why they are walking and also allow you to use the largest portion of your budget for something else - perhaps it might be better spent to bring in a guest speaker or for more marketing/information pamphlets. Sorry if I was a little too critical, that's just my style. Really thinking you are doing great things and keep up the good work!

by Jrod8
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for your support Jrod.. We appreciate all constructive criticism! we as a movement are cause oriented and by you supporting our cause we become brothers in the struggle!!!

by danasser
over 2 years ago | Reply

keep up the good work syl. to all the guys in SYL Love you guys!

by qalanjo#1
over 2 years ago | Reply

Yes we can!!! Great job guys.

by Abdisandiego
over 2 years ago | Reply

good job guys. soo proud of you. keep it up

by hodanay
over 2 years ago | Reply

What time :)

by sadiyo
over 2 years ago | Reply

What time? :)))

by sadiyo
over 2 years ago | Reply

Mashallah good luck guys! Its a Great Idea. I CARE Campaign supports you. Long Live Somalia!

by Iabdi
over 2 years ago | Reply

I am so proud of SYL. I am rooting for you guys. you are the best.

by aminahussein
over 2 years ago | Reply

congrats to SYL. great job on the projects you guys have been working on. i will be at the walk next month. you guys feel free to come use my facility for any meetings or video production purposes. as you guys know i have the latest technology video production equipment so if you guys are planning on shooting promo videos let me know.

by lukewilly
over 2 years ago | Reply

send me your info lukewilly at sylsandiego.com

by abdikadir54
over 2 years ago | Reply

Support the overall cause. Just make sure to stay loyal to the motherland.

by ThaRealMohamed
over 2 years ago | Reply

the Whole Nation is proud of you all SYL. Love what you stand for. Wifey

by wifey
over 2 years ago | Reply

Mashaallah ya doing big things and everybody needs to have everyone they know vote inshaallah...gud luck

by Fatumo Isse
over 2 years ago | Reply

go syl, saving lives.

by fankyo
over 2 years ago | Reply

great job guys

by awilhadis
over 2 years ago | Reply

The ranking here needs to change from #11 to #1
This is an outstanding effort of American youth doing something that fulfills the basic human right of another. Strip yourself from ethnicity religion and any other label we identify with; human beings who NEED FOOD, NEED YOU to HELP them. Walking to bring awareness to a grave situation is something worth investing your vote in-let's eradicate famine, end hunger for all domestically and abroad---trust me, it's within our means as humans.

by Saba86
over 2 years ago | Reply

I could't agree more Saba86

by diego619
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great job Team SYL!!
"The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight."
-Mark Caine

by Ayni
over 2 years ago | Reply

Well done Saba. Continue to Inspire the Youth.

by Ladane Hassan
over 2 years ago | Reply

Big up's to the youth in San Diego, wish I was still there to join you guys. Inshaallah you guys will win!

by Abdifatah Karie
over 2 years ago | Reply

Keep up the good work SYL. Qurux...

by qurux
over 2 years ago | Reply

Love SYL. Please vote for this idea. Winky1

by winky1
over 2 years ago | Reply

It only takes an email address and a click of the mouse to save a life! God is Great! There is no reason everyone can't tell everyone they know to do the same.

by dahir.nasser
over 2 years ago | Reply

SYL bless up...mashallah Im super proud of you all.....keep up the momentum and the positivity....Leeeeh go

by Nura Hadji
over 2 years ago | Reply

great job syl inspiring a nation. nasir is a star by shaxaari

by shaxaari
over 2 years ago | Reply

NICE! I Will Be There! -BigYu

by ThaBoss619
over 2 years ago | Reply

KEEP THE VOTING STRONG!!!...SPREAD THE WORD!!!...MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!

by aa87
over 2 years ago | Reply

Vote, simply clicking that pink button may be the reason a life is saved. its that simple, its that easy. tell everyone you know to do so because it is our duty as Human beings to not sit by and watch other needlessly perish, but rather, act to make a change

by ibrahimainab
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hey SYL just voted for the WALK

by Mohamedahmed
over 2 years ago | Reply

I SUPPORT THIS CAUSE. MAY EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING IT A SUCCESS BE BLESSED!!!

by amina8705@gmail.com
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is the greatest idea. Sounds like a winner!

by Jessicajose
over 2 years ago | Reply

am proud of syl members. amaliana we miss u too. what u been upto?

by ludfiali
over 2 years ago | Reply

Correction shout-out to only Nasir

by Alidhere
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great Job SYL. shout-out to NASIR and his girl.

by bauur
over 2 years ago | Reply

huh? what? who is that?

by hassanow
over 2 years ago | Reply

thank you guys very much i love the hardwrok you guys putting in. keep it up

by aweysyare
over 2 years ago | Reply

OMG i'm so inspired by all this work all of you lovely ppl putting together. as a poet I feel like just letting my pen bleed on a paper and write creatively about the SYL. lil Hodan

by lilhodan
over 2 years ago | Reply

ASW i just voted how about you. Please vote and help SYL win this grant.

by Muslimajones
over 2 years ago | Reply

I hope you guys win. I love the work you guys have done thus far.

by Celinmarc
over 2 years ago | Reply

keep up the good work SYL.

by thoughtfulhodan
over 2 years ago | Reply

all the ideas are great but i just love the hard work of syl

by nanca
over 2 years ago | Reply

SYL vote please

by sandiego619
over 2 years ago | Reply

Vote vote vote please vote

by Andy2012
over 2 years ago | Reply

Please support SYL and the Famne Walk...thank you

by Anderson619
over 2 years ago | Reply

SYL Somali Youth League. dude you guys rock!

by james1991
over 2 years ago | Reply

As of right now, your budget is $5,100.

by marchimmel21
over 2 years ago | Reply

keep up the great work. SYL

by jamaal
over 2 years ago | Reply

this is a solidarity walk with those that walked thousands of miles to their grave in search off food. vote for this great idea. good job SYL.

by nazz
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is great! Hope all goes well.
-Minnesotan Supporter

by Raqiya
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great Job You Guys. Keep It Up.

by Hirsi Orshe
over 2 years ago | Reply

Keep Up The Great Work.

"There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster." -Dalai Lama

by ayan dicaprio orshe
over 2 years ago | Reply

I Absolutely Love This Idea! May God Bless Your Efforts! Keep Up The Good Job!

by halima black
over 2 years ago | Reply

This is the greatest idea. Sounds like a winner!

by SYL San Diego
over 2 years ago | Reply

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$5,000
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Submission Began
Wednesday, November 09

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Friday, December 02
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Friday, December 02

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Wednesday, December 14
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Wednesday, December 14

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