“The sleeping giant has awaken and Ka Joog has positioned themselves as one of the largest Somali non-profits in Minnesota as well as the United States.”
Ka Joog began with a vision, a dream, and lots of ”what-ifs.” Their intention is to provide meaningful activities for Somali youth in Minnesota in order to build a strong support network for their future. Ka Joog would like to educate our little brothers and sisters—and our peers—to inspire them to pursue higher education, and to let them know that their community is here for them. Ka Joog is proud to say that they are continually planning and finding new ways to work with our community, motivate the adults and young adults to vote and to participate in other civil aspects in our society.
Ka Joog’s executive director Mohamed Farah says, “We hold beneficial events every couple months. These event focus on one purpose whether it is education, health, intercultural relations or something that is going on in our community that needs dialogue. We try to touch some of the touchy subjects out there that people are afraid to talk but are some thing relevant that needs communication.”
Ka Joog, in collaboration with Mohamed Hersi, (an up and coming designer for Ka Joog Design-clothing and he also serves as the community liaison for Ka Joog), will sponsor a benefit event to raise money for relief of the famine in Somalia.
Fashion show proceeds will go to Save the Children to assist in the famine relief in East Africa. This collaboration is between several Somali organizations that have come together to help people in their homeland.
The event will be held at the Cedar Cultural Center located at 416 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music and libations. This is a Red Carpet event and we invite you to bring guests and RSVP on their Facebook page.
This is a Red Carpet event and we invite you to bring guests
There will be several events throughout 2011 and 2012.
For more information, please call (612) 735-0356. Visit the Ka Joog website at www.kajoog.org.
About Ka Joog and Programs:
Ka Joog is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Our mission is to answer those questions and realize every one of those dreams, and many more. We initiated this non-profit organization in early 2008, in the hope that it would carry our mission and vision.
Take Off program - Education program that promotes attaining high education. This a mentoring program with high school kids, making sure that they graduate from High School and get into a college or university. This is a program that watched student through their high school careers.
One Live program - This is a health program that promotes not only healthy living, but mental health and environmental health.
Project Pieces - this program is one of the pillars of Ka Joog, which uses the arts. We use arts to motivate kids/youth to express themselves in any way shape of form, whether it is through spoken words, play or painting. We use arts in everything we do in this organization and this is how we attract youth and this is also the main reason why we gain so much traction in the Somalia Community.