SOCOPA is an established community development organisation based in Leicester in the UK.  We set up in 2005 to provide support to the growing Somali community in the city, offering a range of services and programmes to all ages.  We work closely with a range of statutory services as well as funders and partners to achieve our objective


Listen to young Somali on BBC radio Leicester speaking about their experiences on the city’s waterways:

Starts at 25:00 minutes


The Young Ecology Adventurers programme provides opportunities for young people from Leicester’s Somali community to  learn about the natural environment and  build their skills and confidence trying out new things and overcoming challenges.  Working with professional instructors, volunteers, some brilliant partners and the wonderful waterways in Leicester and Leicestershire, the programme is opening up new horizons for young people.  Find out more about the programme.
We started in the summer of 2017: follow our progress below and on Twitter and Instagram

Also check out our young ecology adventurers website below