There is a large Somali population in Minnesota, but San Diego is also home to roughly 30,000 Somali refugees. One Somali man, Hassan, came to this country in 2004 in search of peace and a better life. Now at 26 years old, he helps other Somali refugees find the same.
Hassan volunteers at the Somali Bantu Association of America in City Heights, a non profit which
He knows what it's like to be a stranger in a strange land, facing so many cultural challenges. He cannot explain why some refugees make bad choices, but he understands. "A lot of people, they cannot stay here, no job, no other people to help, some don't have no house at all," he said.
The folks at the Somali Bantu Association seek to mentor young Somali's, keep them
Hassan has a plan. To get a full time job, and