Here at Siiqqee Chronicles, we have decided to do a feature at the beginning of every month that highlights Oromo women who are doing amazing things in their communities.
This month, we would like to highlight Tiyya Foundation’s Co-Founders Aaddee Owliya Dima and her daughter Meymuna Hussein-Cattan!
Taken from the Tiyya website:
“With a name derived from the Oromo word for “My Dear” or “My Love,” the Tiyya Foundation [Tiyya] is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing refugees of all backgrounds with the basic material, educational, and emotional support required to integrate into the communities of Orange County, California. Tiyya currently assists more than 575 refugees from 162 families, many of them escaping persecution in Central America, Burma, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Somalia. Tiyya uses a holistic approach to provide transitional assistance for families with the goal of empowering refugee youth to overcome the obstacles associated with social integration by building social support systems among refugee youth and working with parents to provide a healthy environment for their children. Since its establishment in 2010, Tiyya has made numerous impacts on the local refugee community in Orange County.”
To donate: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/tiyya
To find out how you can volunteer: http://www.tiyya.org/#!volunteer/c1pu0
To join the Fundraising Committee or become a Community Advisor, please send an email to email@example.com.
Awesome work, ladies! Jabaadhaa!
Siiqqee Chronicles Team