Saturday, April 30, 2011

SPECIAL: State Money for Bogus Tutoring? A Somali scumbag does it again....a Somali man in Columbus, Ohio is accused of setting up a bogus tutoring center and pocketing thousands of dollars intended for the kids he was allegedly helping.

subhanallah. for all the things he could do, why use kids names???!!!

i hope he gets long sentence and rots in prison. and after he gets out, he must be ordered to pay restitution the rest of his life. wallahi that would do it for me.

COLUMBUS -- Hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal money is pouring into the Columbus City Schools District for after-school tutoring programs.

But, after months of research, an ABC6 investigation reveals the vast majority of these programs aren't making the grade.

In fact, as ABC6 Investigator Chris Koeberl finds, most of the students are actually failing.

Sharon Panico, of Sylvan Learning Center, "The goal here is to help children succeed and the goal here is to master some skills that they have not quite mastered."

The goal of federal Supplemental Education Services money, or S.E.S. funds, is being achieved at this Sylvan Learning Center in Hilliard. Here, children who need a little extra help to keep up in school are getting that assistance after school.

The concept is no child is left behind.

Unfortunately, Koeberl's ABC6 investigation uncovered that this is one of only a small handful of after-school tutoring programs receiving federal money that's making the grade in the Columbus area.

In confronting Mussa Farah, Koeberl said, "We are trying to talk to you. We want to get your side of the story about the Horn of Africa."

"No, talk to my lawyer," Farah replied.

Farah is the head of the Horn of Africa, a state-approved tutoring program that received tens of thousands of dollars of federal money funneled through the Columbus City Schools District for after-school tutoring.

Koeberl asked, "Can you explain why your contract was terminated for falsifying signatures?"

"I'm not talking to you. I'm not talking to you," Farah said.

Koeberl said, "Why was your contract terminated for falsifying signatures? It's a simple legitimate question, sir."

Every state-approved tutoring program is graded on a list of requirements. The highest score is a 57. A passing grade is considered 19.

ABC6 obtained the scores for tutoring programs in Columbus and were shocked by the results.

Only four programs earned a score of 50 or above. Thirty programs failed outright and 26 of those received a grade of zero.

Patrick Gallaway, of the Ohio Department of Education, said, "Well, it's always a concern if you feel a student is not getting what they're entitled to."

Gallaway says the first stop for the federal funds before they're filtered to the district level is the Ohio Dept. of Education. He admits there is room for improvement in the system.

Gallaway said, "And we have to be concerned with a tutor that may not be following the program or be responsible for the students that they're assigned to."

Questions have been raised concerning whether tutoring is taking place at all such programs. ABC6 also set out to determine where the checks -- some for as much as $103,000 -- are going.

One check went to Waiss Network Technologies, listed at 2200 East Dublin Granville Road in Columbus. Koeberl obtained a mailing address that led him to a small apartment.

A check went for $58,000 went to Somalia American Youth. It's got a street number of 1933, which turned out to be ... a UPS store?

Several contracts have already been terminated by CCSD. District representatives declined to talk with ABC6 Investigates on camera about this matter. Farah declined as well.

Gallaway said, "We know that the effectiveness report could possibly stand some changes and so we're looking at some ways to make enhancements to that."

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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic

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