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Formal Launch of Richard R. Darlington (Gacmadhere) Foundation.(MONDAY - 13/June/2011)

The Darlington (Gacmadheere) Foundation has been set up in memory of Richard R Darlington who worked as a teacher and headmaster in Sheikh and Amoud Secondary Schools from 1950s to 1971. Richard R Darlington had a great respect and admiration for the people of Somaliland.
Richard R. Darlington came to Somaliland after the 2nd World War with the Somaliland troops. From 1950s to 1971 he served as a teacher and headmaster at Sheikh and Amoud, turning them into some of the finest secondary schools in the region. He left Somaliland just two years after Siad Barre’s coup d’état in October 1969.
The Foundation is a registered charity and its strategic objectives are:
• Promoting and developing education in Somaliland.
• Supporting financially or otherwise Somaliland students to get appropriate education especially university education in Somaliland.
• Promoting and educating the public the cultural and historical links between Somaliland and United Kingdom.
The Darlington (Gacmadheere) Foundation will be launched on Tuesday 12th July between 6:00pm and 10:00pm at Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY. The Venue is just 5 minutes walk from Tube Station Ealing Broadway (Central & District Lines); Bus: 65; 83; 112; 207; 297; and 607.
The trustees of the Foundation are inviting members of the Somaliland Community and British Friends to attend this important event. The event will also be a great historic reunion for the graduates of Sheikh and Amoud Secondary Schools who are dispersed all over the world.
Refreshments and snacks will be available and donations are very welcome for this unique and noble initiative.
If you would like to attend this important event and for further information plse contact:
Eid Ali Ahmed: ; Mobile: 079580452984
Dr Abdillahi Gulaid: ; Mobile: 07940423557
Richard Sills: ; Tel: 01787 227500
Foundation’s Address:
Darlington (Gacmadheere) Foundation
Charity Number: 1135879
Address: Ropers Hall Farm, Assington Road, Bures CO8 5JX

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