The mission of the Somali Bantu Community of San Diego is to facilitate the resettlement of the Somali Bantu Community in the United States, especially in San Diego by providing programs for education, culture, and economic opportunity in order to promote self-sufficiency within the community.
This mission will be accomplished through the following activities:
English Classes/Interpretation and Translation Services
English language skills form the basis of all activities leading to self-sufficiency.
Translation and Interpretation services will be provided in 2 Somali Languages, Kizigua and Mai Mai. Approximately 20% of services will fall in this category.
Vocational Training/Employment Services
Assistance with registration in vocational training (computer literacy and other courses) or employment training and placement services are also crucial to developing self-sufficiency. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.
The organization will assist clients with securing appropriate housing working with local
housing providers and government housing program agencies. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.
Newly arrived refugees and immigrants are vulnerable to unfair business practices, and often need assistance in understanding their rights with regard to housing, utilities, the legal system, medical care system, etc. Approximately 20% of services provided will fall into this category.
Services in this category would include enabling services that help clients move towards self-sufficiency. They might include transportation assistance, assistance with child care or parenting classes, or other services. Approximately