BBC Voices's project is about giving local people the opportunity
to have their say about whats happening where they live.
Leicester Voices will be working with Leicester's Somali community
for the next few months, building up contacts with local people
and organisations, finding out whats going on and joining
Many members of the Somali community have come to the city in the
last 18 months.
The majority have come on their EU passports from Holland and Sweden
and chose to come to Leicester because of our reputation for strong
We will be establishing a community archive and contrasting their
arrival with that of East African Asians in the early 1970's. In
the longer term we will develop Somali links on BBC
Radio Leicesters new "Into Africa" programme
and also hope to assist the community to launch an RSL station.
The BBC Leicester Voices project focuses on the Somali community.
stories, concerns and aspirations of those unheard voices across the UK. Find out more here.