Federal Government of Somalia, Education Cannot Wait and ADRA Launch Multi-Year Programme to Provide Education to More Than 400,000 Children Affected by Crises

The Federal Government of Somalia, Education Cannot Wait and the Adventist and Development Relief Agency in Somalia (ADRA Somalia) launched a multi-year programme to boost education opportunities for children and youth impacted by on-going crises in Somalia. Education Cannot Wait is allocating $8.5 million in seed funding to support the launch of the comprehensive multi-year education […]

Children accessing school through Accelerated Basic Education (ABE)

Accelerated Basic Education (ABE) is a platform that provides learning opportunities for out of school children. Strengthening Equity, Access and Quality in Education (SEAQE) project supported ABE within the existing primary schools. This allowed for the target group in ABE to have access to scholastic resources provided in the Primary Schools. In addition, the agreement […]

Complete Shift in Mind Leads to Improved Income

When his father passed away, 17-year-old Ahmed Muktar was disappointed. He had looked up to his father for everything. Kindled with disappointment, he opted to do something to make ends meet. And for one and a half years, he dedicated his time doing menial jobs. And he was content. In his quest to find odd […]

Technical Skills Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Women in South West State

There was an array of courses to choose from at the Technical Vocation and Education Training (TVET) centre where Maryama had enrolled but she knew what she wanted to study; Tie and dye. “I chose tie and dye because there is a skills gap in this area,” she says. “The designs that we have here […]

Village and Saving Loans Association Changing the Narrative of Rural Women in Somaliland

Traditionally, most Somali women stayed at home taking care of their families, with the husband as the sole breadwinner. However, this narrative is changing with the introduction of Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLAs), where women are encouraged to save and learn new ways of generating an income. “As most women do, my husband struggled […]

Technical skills help the youth thrive in their communities ​

​His hands were sturdy and cautious as he went about his works. His eyes static on what he was doing. Omar Mohamed, a 25-year-old man saw an opportunity of working with his hands and seized it. A year earlier, Omar was still using his hands to make people’s shoes shine; he was a shoe shiner. […]

Endowing Women With Skills to Increase Their Livelihood

​“I was in a prison for years.” That is how her life felt. A crumpled life surrounded by imaginary walls with nothing else to do but stare at them all day long. It was a place of quiet suffocation. 37-year-old Sadiyo Mohamed Khadif, felt suffocated with the life she was living. Married with seven children […]

Access to Wash Facilities Motivating Girls’ Education

For girls at Mohamed Jama Primary School in Kismayo, it was never a question of “I want to relieve myself” but of “where and when can I relieve myself?” “We had a few latrines and they were in a poor state,” states 11-year-old Fartun a class five pupil at the school. According to the school […]

ADRA Offers Unique Opportunity for Partners to Share Best Practices Learnt

Building on our past, understanding the present and planning together to support a better future ADRA Somalia joined with partners on its first ever partner learning event and strategy held on 26th and 27th November 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was themed “building on our past, understanding the present and planning together to support […]

European Union Re-opens Two Schools Five Months After a Blast in Mogadishu

Press Release EU reopens two schools five months after bomb blast in Mogadishu Mogadishu, 6 February 2019-Today, over 930 children in Mogadishu are back in school thanks to the re-opening of their bomb-damaged schools. This re-opening follows rehabilitation works financed by the European Union. On 2 September 2018, the two schools; Hassan Qariindi and Hawlwadaag […]