February Fundraiser - Bowlathon (UofT Somali Students' Association)

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EVENT: Bowling

Join us on Tuesday February 19th, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Rexdale Bowlerama for a night of bowling. We will be providing everyone with shoes! Limited spots available so buy your ticket ASAP.

WHO WE ARE

The University of Toronto Somali Students’ Association brings to you: Somalis’ on ICE (Toronto Edition). This aim of this event is to raise funds for the February Fundraiser by Somali Youth for Integrity & African Relief Fund (AFR). [All proceeds will go towards the charity]

Somali Youth for Integrity (SYFI) is a team of dedicated volunteers working to unify all Somali youth upon one cause. They aim to make a positive change in the world and facilitate empowerment. African Relief Fund (AFR) is a charity focused on providing essential relief in response to natural disasters across the continent of Africa with a special focus on the horn of Africa. The University of Toronto Somali Students’ Association will also be raising funds for this charity during the February Fundraiser 2019 campaign period, with the aim of raising money for this year’s campaign: Save Our Children.

THE PROBLEM

Somalia has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, with 1 in every 12 women dying due to a pregnancy-related course. This means for every 100,000 live births there are 732 deaths of mothers. Many of these deaths could have been prevented, mother’s access to antenatal care and basic emergency obstetric care facilities is very low, with only 26% receiving any antenatal care. Many mothers die due to preventable complications such as haemorrhage, obstructed labour and infection. Furthermore, the suboptimal pregnancies and birth care contribute to a high perinatal mortality rate in the infants.

Research has proven that many simple interventions can have a great impact on the outcomes for both mothers and their infants.

THE PROJECT

1. Training and educating more female healthcare workers within the community in identifying high risk pregnancy, providing education to expecting mothers.

2. Training birth attendance or midwives in providing antenatal care and postpartum visits, increase the number of skilled birth attendance present at births

3. Providing basic life saving equipment kits for the trained birth attendance to use.

Majority of the money raised will be going towards the maternity health project. A small proportion of money raised will go towards funding SYFI’s secondary project: Outreach Work Across the UK

Come out, support and enjoy a fun evening of bowling!

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Best,

Somali Students’ Association @ University of Toronto

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