Social Orientation and Relief Association (SOORA) is a non-governmental non-profit making community organisation founded in 17th January 2018 in Walsall, United Kingdom, and legally registered from the UK Charity Commission of England & Wales as a CIO Foundation on 16th September 2019. Soora is based in United Kingdom and also operates east Africa countries including Somaliland and Somalia. Soora values the local existing potential resources of the communities in aims of strengthening and empowering community cohesion and self-reliance to achieve better life for all.

The organisation was set up is to relieve the needs of the community who are in need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, in particular but not exclusively those who are from immigrants and refugee communities, by:

The relief of financial hardship, Isolation and disadvantaged persons in the community. The relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment and self-reliance. The advancement of education and training of those in the community who are in need thereof so as to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within the wider community. Reduction of crimes, violence and anti-social behaviour in the community. The preservation and protection of good physical and mental health. The provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure-time occupation with the object of improving conditions of life.


Our Services

Covid-19 Community Support

During the coronavirus pandemic, Soora focused on coordinating deliveries of food, medical supplies and safety equipment to support the individuals and families that have been extremely affected by the pandemic such as homeless people , quarantined and self-isolated people, we donated and delivered 1500 meal packages, 9000 face masks and 4000 gloves. We focused very poor households, the self-isolated in the homes, and lonely elders who are unable to go out for shopping because their vulnerability or poor sight.  we provided weekly food packages including rice, pasta, milk, water, toilet and kitchen tissue, tuna, Heanz and some vegetables or fruits. 

Adult Education Support

Soora in collaboration with Walsall Council initiated free English training course for adults who struggling with English speaking, reading, writing or understanding. The course intended for beginners and will start from English alphabetical letters up to entry level one. This project is intended to focus the people with low English skills including refugee and migrants in Walsall and Birmingham. suitable sessions were delivered so as the participants understand smoothly and also is a part of the social integration and community cohesion

Youth crime prevention workshops

To improve the safety and wellbeing of the young people soora implemented knife crimes prevention workshops for the parents and the legal guardians from Birmingham and Walsall.  The purposes of these workshops was to give advice and safety guidelines on improving parenting skills to develop their children safety. We also run anti-bullying advice sessions for parents and young people so the parents of bullies know how to guide their children away from being bullies; we also give advice to the victims of bullying how to deal with the bullying in a non-violent way.

Overseas Activities 

Food Distribution

We distributed 171 bags of rice, sugar and white floor for 57 poor families and IDPs in Daad-Madheedh region, Somaliland. these people affected the frequent droughts in Somaliland. the droughts severely eliminated the live backbone of the community which was the  livestock (Camels, Sheep & Cattle). The starvation and hunger is doubled in east Africa after the expected rains delayed, the food insecurity increased among the host communities and IDPs.

Tree Planting

As a part of food security and resilience project that supported by J.A.C Trust we distributed 3000 tree to the communities in Daad-madheedh region to prevent or reduce climate impact disasters. the trees are supplied for the rural and semi-urban communities . 3000 saplings including seed nutrients and shade trees were distributed. these saplings were intended for to improve the yields of the Environment as may improve the food security and resilience of the community and also can reduce climate impact.

Construction of Sand Dams

To improve food security and resilience of drought affected communities in Somaliland, Soora/Soydavo in collaboration with J.A.C Trust constructed 3 Sand Dams, these Dams are intended for to maximise water storage in the valley. the dams are stone-masonry dams built of concrete blocks (mix of cement , sand and crashed stones


Soora promotes diversity and inclusion, we have to accept that everyone is different , we are open to listen to different points of views and leverage them to learn from each other.

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