Concerns over the safety and welfare of Somali American children in unaccredited schools in Kenya were raised at the Department of Homeland Security Quarterly Central Ohio Community Engagement RoundTable on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Ashland University, Columbus Campus.
The meeting which was coordinated by Abdirizak Farah of the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Liberties learned that some of the children taken from the United States by their parents to Kenya were discovered to be exposed to mistreatment and some of the children being chained as form of punishment in the schools.
Community leaders at the meeting were advised to inform their communities and ensure that safety and welfare of American children abroad were properly monitored.
When contacted, the Executive Director of the Somali Community Association, Hassan Omar said the association was not aware of such development in the Somali community in Kenya.
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