Interview regarding the Canadian Somali-Jewish Mentorship Project launch in Ottawa

csc jwCBC radio interviews Ahmed Hussen, national president of Canadian Somali Congress about the Canadian Somali-Jewish Mentorship Project launch in Ottawa. The internship program will help young Somali college and university students as well as young professionals to find mentors in desired proefessions. Those individuals that are interested in joining this initiative will be matched with mentors from the Canadian Jewish community who will assist them in successfully pursuing their respective professions. The Canadian Somali Congress and the Canadian International Peace Project recognize the importance of providing mentoring to the Canadian Somali community. It is a fact that even though the Canadian Somali community is the largest African Diaspora community and one of the largest Muslim communities in Canada, it lacks a critical mass of professionals that can mentor Somali university, college and young professionals. This has necessitated the need to reach out to other communities in order to fulfill this need. The goal of the Somali-Jewish mentorship project is to aid in the creation of a successful cadre of Canadian-Somali professionals who can assume greater leadership roles to assist with the development of their own community as well as contribute to Canadian society at large. Experienced mentors do not just bring along a mentee into their profession but can also intervene at critical times to protect and guide a mentee in difficult circumstances. The Canadian Somali Congress in partnership with the Canadian International Peace Project will extend this project to other Canadian cities that have a substantial Canadian Somali population.



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