Well, we had our fourth day of research in San Diego last Saturday, December 22, and we met with great success!
In order to assess the rate of PTSD in east African refugees living in San Diego, we needed to have completed questionnaires from at least 150 refugees. We started the day in need of at least 25 more, and by the end of the day after having been at Horn of Africa, and United Women of East Africa Support Team, we had far exceeded that. The additional 87 questionnaires put us at a grand total of 212!
That means the team at National University can take over in their area of expertise, analyzing the data.
A lot of planning and coordination was required to get us to this point. It never would have happened if we didn’t have so much help from so many people.
Their names are below, the ones who have graciously given of their time and energy in numerous ways to get us this far. We can’t thank them enough for their dedicated effort and commitment to this project! Additionally, we have enjoyed their company along the way : )
Sahra Abdi (United Women of East Africa Support Team), Abdulahi Aidid, Reem Anani, Lisa Grajewski, Joseph Jok (International Rescue Committee), Martina Knee (San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition), John Kuek, Terri Martin (Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis), Isaac Mohamed (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church), Abdi Mohamoud (Horn of Africa), Hena Mustafa, Valentine Nyambura, Jan Parker (National University), Brenda Shook (National University), Mohamed Suleiman (San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition), Charlie Tatum (National University), Chuol Tut (Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego), Wai John Wai (Sudanese-American Youth Center of San Diego)
Thanks again to everyone!
Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human being.