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Activities

Activities of our organization include celebrations, parties and conserts organized in such occasions as Ramadan month party, christmas, new year, Sudan national day, and Canada day. As for cultural spectrum we organize such activities as public talks, lectures, and seminars.

We established music classes and a Sudanese choir funded by Trillium Foundation grant. Also, we conducted the first Sudanese cultural festival which was agreat success in the city of Hamilton. It was attended by many peoples from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


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Sports

SLOH Soccer Team 2007

We organize sports tournaments. Our Ontario inter-cities soccer tournament has been running regularly, every summer.



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Social and Community Services

Abdelrahman Abdalla- Western Sudan

Social and community services and recreation activities, our organization helps such sectors as the poor and single mothers with their needs.

On the other hand, picnics and BBQs are organized. We accomplished the following: We delivered many concerts of Sudanese music and educational lectures.

Also, as a religiously divrse community, we celebrate all Muslims' and christians' occasions such as The month of Ramadan, Eids, Christmans, New year, and some more traditional religions occasions.




SLOH Hamilton Eastern Sudan Traditional dance

These celebrities were attended by many visitors including MPs and MPPs representing Hamilton and district.

Our youth organization, 'United we stand' has organized a night entitled "War and its impacts on women and children.". Youth have also presented a workshop in which they addressed inter-generationl gap. The women day celebration was attended by many women organizations and MPS

We established music classes and a Sudanese choir funded by Trillium Foundation grant. Also, we conducted the first Sudanese cultural festival which was agreat success in the city of Hamilton. It was attended by peoples from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.



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Women and Children

SLOH children

As a result of the aforementioned work, we managed to sustain and develop this Organization for more than 12 years with programs and activities that involved most of our community members with an average of two events per month.

In 1999, we have opened Arabic school for 5 to 12 years old children with the support of the Hamilton Wentworth board of education and it is running with 20 students and three teachers.

We also present a one hour weekly radio show with CFMU radio in Arabic and English.

We established a program to help elementary and intermediate school students with their homework.

The program was run in collaboration with St. Josephs Immigrant Women's Centre. In the second year, the program, funded by Hamilton Community Foundation, was run independently by our orgamization. The number of attendants increased periodically.




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