The Fathi Initiative is an independent, non-profit organization, based in the Horn of Africa, that aims to bring solutions and raise awareness to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our goal is for every young Somali boy and girl to not only understand what the SDGs are
about, but to be able to digest, personalize and spread its core values to other people within their community.
The United Nations has launched a new book club initiative revolving around the SDGs. The aim of this book club is to teach children all about building a sustainable world for the future and to raise awareness about the SDGs in a fun and engaging way.
Reading helps children develop empathy and through reading a variety of books, children learn about people, places, and events outside of their own experience. We believe in a better future for all of us based on the quality education of children and young people who are our next leaders!
Our first SDG Book Club took place on 8 April 2019 in the national library, Hargeisa, from 9am to 12pm. The book, “A Chair for My Mother,” by Vera B. Williams was picked to highlight and focus on SDG 1: No Poverty. Not only children, but strong SDG advocates took part in our first gathering. Our next SDG Book Club will focus on SDG 2: Zero Hunger.