Muslim Wellbeing Practitioner
Kia ora and As-salamu alaikum. My name is Abdifatah Ibrahim. I whakapapa to Somalia where my family fled due to the Civil War that erupted in 1991 and have considered New Zealand my home since the age of four.
I love adventuring in Aotearoa's backyard - trekking and camping (sometimes taking the path less trodden!).
As a community support worker, I am a big believer in supporting individuals with exploring choices they have never experienced before or would like to re-examine.
Like the above-mentioned reference from Robert Frost's famous poem 'The Road Not Taken', sometimes community support work is about acknowledging whaiora's where-to-from-here, the unexpected fork in the road, and supporting them with their desired route.
I have found that the many values and traditions shared between Te Ao Māori (Māori worldview) and Islam is both beautiful and harmonious.