Schools Re-Open in Somalia After Closure Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Somalia re-opened schools in August, four months after all education institutions were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Learning (MoECHE) stated that it had put in place necessary measures to ensure learning resumed, in conformity with the set health measures to prevent the spread of the […]

ADRA Supports Grade 8 and 12 Candidates in Galmudug State

Somalia temporarily re-opened its schools in July to allow for candidates to sit for their examinations after schools were closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. ADRA Somalia supported grade 8 and 12 candidates in Galmudug state who sat for their examination between 11th and 15th July 2020. In collaboration with the State’s Ministry […]

Meeting Education Needs of Children Through School Feeding Program

The school was no ordinary place. It was a place of dreams. It was a place of hope. It was a place where children came for a reason. It was a place of learning. For 12-year-old Omar, being in school is priceless. It was a place of learning. “I love coming to school because I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TVET Students Adopting Sustaining Innovations During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced public health officials to come up with practical and innovative solutions to end the global health crisis. Students from Kismayo Technical Institute, a technical vocational school in Somalia, which has been supported by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) since 2015, saw an opportunity to make innovative […]