COVID 19 Emergency Food Response Project
The COVID 19 Lockdown caused a wave of social issues including food insecurity. First Step Action responded with a food voucher scheme that helped feed those most vulnerable within the Somali community. This project allowed us to combat food insecurity whilst also support small local business
Strengthening Family & Community Parenting Course
To combat generational conflict within the Somali community and to better family dynamic we create a tailor-made parental course. This Parental course encourages and promotes healthy child development. Our goal is to improve the general wellbeing of the Somali community.
Leisure Activities Project
First step Action work hard to create a relaxing and safe environment for children’s leisure for those whose Somali parents can’t afford it. Our annual outdoor picnic also allows Somali parents crucial time to bond with their children which helps healthy childhood development. This also where Somali women can discuss their wants and needs. We listen and make them happen.
Our annual refugee week event allows us to celebrate the incredible of achievements of the Somali community despite challenges. This year the wonderful , Rakhia Ismail, the first Somali Deputy mayor, came to our event to speak about the achievements of Somali women.
Many of the Somali parents requested a beach day. This trip involved 53 members of the Somali community going to Margate beach. This event was a complete success and allowed for leisure time which encouraged the healthy wellbeing within the Somali community.
Our Food Donation Project
To help those most vulnerable during this difficult time First Step Action have created a food voucher scheme. First Step Action provided over 100 families with £30 vouchers to combat food insecurity. This was many of the projects enacted by First Step Action to combat the rising food insecurity problem created and worsened by the COVID 19 lockdown.