Somali Cultural Awareness Training [external event]

Somali Cultural Awareness Training & The Effects the Khat Ban Has Had for the Community.

Level: Starter
Date: Tuesday 22 February, 2022 - 09:30 to 14:30

Somali Cultural Awareness Training & The Effects the Khat Ban Has Had for the Community.

Provided by: Somali Development Group

Date and time: Tuesday 22nd February 2022 . From 09.30 till 14.30 hrs.

Venue: Settlement Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Barton Hill, Bristol BS5 0AX

Course length: Full Day – From 09:30 – 15:00 hrs. 

Cost: £120 per participant

Booking: Tel: 07944483263 or email:

Course overview:
The aim of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of general Somali culture. This includes discussing how Somali’s come to the UK, how they settle, issues they face, reasons for high unemployment, the gaps between youths and their parents, the history of the country, the impact of Covid-19 on the community and much more. 

Course content:

  • Somalis in Britain (and Bristol)
  • The History and Geography of Somalia
  • Impact of Covid-19 on the community
  • Supporting to vaccinate the community
  • Somali Society and Culture
  • Language
  • The Naming System
  • Family Structure
  • Marriage
  • Religion
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
  • Traditional Customs and Food
  • Do's and Don’ts When Visiting a Somali House
  • Greetings and Gestures
  • Rituals surrounding Births and Deaths
  • Effect of Khat ban in the UK

Also covered in the course:

  • Why Somalis come to this country
  • The cultural differences and how Somalis have settled
  • Somali Diaspora
  • The disengagement of young Somalis
  • The best ways to engage with the Somali community
  • Somali views towards Education/Health/Crime
  • Piracy and Radicalisation
  • Gap between the younger generation and their elders
  • Best ways of approaching the Somali community

This course aims to be as fun and informative as possible. A certificate will be provided to all that choose to attend. A delicious lunch of Somali cultural food will be provided.

This event is delivered by Somali Development Group. For bookings and queries, please contact Tel: 07944483263 or email: