Meet Sara Rohde, Project Navigator, “Egal Shidad: Stories of Somali Health”
I realize how much perseverance today's immigrants have and even my own relatives had 100 years ago. It’s really hard to leave behind the sights, sounds, food, family and friends that make up "home." There is so much more to immigration than just coming here to get opportunities. One has to survive the process.
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Tell us about an interesting or wise practice from another culture that you wish Americans would adopt.
When two people get married in Moldova, they choose a couple that has been married for some time as their nanash. The nanash stand up with the couple at the wedding and help lead the celebration afterwards. As "experts" in marriage, the nanash offer guidance and support throughout the rest of the couple's lives. I think it is a wise practice to embark on something like marriage by recognizing someone with experience that you can turn to when you need it.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.