Children Of The Snow

More than 20 Somali youths have been murdered in the last three years across Canada. Unable to assimilate into Canadian culture, unable to find work, many have become involved in drugs and criminal activity. But community groups in Ottawa, buoyed by recent funds awarded by the Ontario government, are implementing preventive programs to protect these teenagers. Almis Ali Aman is one of these so-called ‘children of the snow’ says basketball has helped him defy the negative stereotype of the Somali youth.