in the Steering Committee of Daphne project ”IFT-I-IN”
- Trivselshuset, Bispehaven - 5th of August,
Marina D’Arco, Assisting coordinator, Islington Training Network (ITN)
Ambara Hashi Nuur, Chairman - Somali Women Organization
Lotte Jensen, Project assistant
meeting, presentation of Marina D’Arco from ITN (Islington Training
A working plan for all
three international groups is presented.
Maryam Mursal (MM) will visit all three cities for intensive group
MM will send her
in-voices to the Danish steering group.
Marina, Ambara and Lotte went through the budget making sure that all
economical circumstances are agreed on.
Meetings (group attendants)
Marina proposes that the
steering committee give the group attendants a kind of pocket money in
stead of a whole accommodation when the groups are to visit the other
Receipts are probably necessary.
Every three months all
receipts are to be collected and send to the steering Committee in
Denmark together with a written report of the progress in the project.
Quarterly reports will be sent to the Commission. This is not written
in the contract from the Commission, but we think it is a good idea to
keep them informed.
Attendants: same as already written +
Louise Møller, Health Council, The Municipality of Århus
Christine Kousholt, Health Council, The Municipality of Århus
Marina D’Arco gives
another short presentation of ITN in London.
Marina plans to contact “Forward”, which is a well respected
organization, hoping that they will help her gathering the women’s
The daily project leadership will be shared between Marina and her
manager (Toyin Fagbemi).
Zahra S. Naleie, coordinator, Federation of Somali Associations in
Maryam Mursal Isse, singer and performer.
Inge Vittrup, Aarhus County
Zahra arrives from
Amsterdam. She represents FSAN
Zahra gives at brief
presentation of FSAN.
25.000 Somali people live in Holland.
FSAN is a central organization – a platform for 30 members (minor
In Holland most Somali people is still practicing circumcision, but
speaking of it has been more common the recent years.
Maryam Mursal Isse is
given a brief presentation of the project.
She agrees on leading maybe one meeting a month (workshop) in London
Zahra finds that a brutto group of 20 people is too many. She finds
that gathering 15 persons should be enough because her (and Marina’s as
well) experience is that drop outs is 30%.
Maryam will train the group, but some one else should set the frame.
Zahra want’s to arrange
workshop-weekends where Maryam can come as an instructor. But
beforehand a frame/script is needed.
In London it is difficult
to find relevant rooms for practicing but ITN probably has a room that
Making a script group in DK including Maryam Mursal and Ali. The group
will create a frame/ script for the performance in Amsterdam, London
The three groups are free to change the content, but a script provides
a working base.
Following possibilities were discussed
- All three city-groups print their own comic strip
(budget is then parted).
- One comic strip is written (probably in DK) and is
sent for printing and translation in London and Amsterdam
Comic strip language:
Mostly English – also Somali and probably Dutch and Danish.
NB! The comic strip was only brought briefly into the discussion – it
will be a special project in the autumn of 2006