Posted by Sawnews.tk on December 22, 2009
he used to go four more classes every afternoon. After four years of studying around the clock,
he eventually returned to Borama, and joined the first University in Somaliland, earned his first degree from Amoud Univerity in 2003; became a teacher and manager and newscaster of a local TV station. Since then he studied Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the USA, and International Development Studies from University of Oslo, Norway before Bradford.
He now uses that background to give presentations promoting peace. “Twenty years of civil war have torn Somalia apart and all Somalis have become victims. I believe the conflict resolution and peace building skills I have learned at Bradford will help me contribute to the future prospects of my country,” Sh.Ahmed says.
As part of the two-year peace fellowship,Sh.Ahmed completed a research project in Sri Lanka on conflict and its effect on communities. He plans to carry his insights back to Somalia, stating that the key to achieving peace and happiness in our world is “respecting, recognizing, and accepting our difference[s].”