SUPPORT EDUCATION FOR SOMALI DISPLACED
Somali displaced children and youth need your support to rebuild their lives and future. The legacy of two decades of war is one of massive displacement. More than 2 million Somalis were forced to flee their homes. Children comprise more than half of the Somali population and not even three out of ten children currently go to school.
UNHCR and its partner Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)provide education programmes specifically targeted toward children and youth whose schooling has been disrupted by conflict, actively promoting their right to access quality education and providing them with the possibility to get a formal education.
We whenever possible work with and through local education authorities to achieve greater sustainability in our education programmes offering literacy, math, life skills and basic vocational training. In addition there are programmes to support to the start-up of income generating activity, helping youth become productive members of their communities.
Photo: NRC/ Christian Jepsen
Girls enrolled in Alternative Basic Education ( ABE) programme in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The programme provides a second chance for children left out of the formal school system. ABE is recognized by the education authorities throughout Somalia.
- $15 buys a child’s school uniform
- $50 provides solar lamps for schools to help them run more classes in the evening
- $120 buys a blackboard for a classroom
THE SOMALI FUTURE DEPENDS ON EDUCATION.
SUPPORT OUR WORK FOR SOMALI DISPLACED
Hamse (10 years old) wants to become a teacher
Ten-year-old Hamse Ismail Mohammad is catching up with school by attending Alternative Basic Education (ABE). Before he was enrolled in the ABE programme, he looked after his family’s goats, thus missing out on education.“Math is myfavourite”, Hamse states. “I want to become a teacher.”
Like many of his classmates, Hamse is very interested in football, particularly the English Premier League. Chelsea is his favourite club.
No one chooses to be a refugee. Refugees have no choice, but you do – support UNHCR and NRC’s education initiatives.