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 […]

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 […]

Equipping the Youth in Somalia With Skills to Seize Employment Opportunities

When you do something good from your heart, and you stand back and look at your handiwork, only one word can describe that feeling: Pride. Proud is how 22 year old Abdillahi Mahad Shalle, felt every time he fixed something and his customers were satisfied with the work done. “This is a good skill and […]

Preventing Covid-19 Spread

ADRA Somalia has distributed thousands of soap and hand sanitizers to internally displaced people living in Jubbaland and Puntlandstates of Somalia, health facilities and government ministries. As the country, communities and individuals strive to adjust to the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, ADRA has also prioritized preparedness and promotion of preventive measures in support […]

Leading the way towards youth resilience through technical skills training

His hands held the hammer in place. His eyes transfixed on the work at hand; absorbed into the finest of details. 36-year-old Mohamed Ali Muya was putting up the final touches on a latrine that he had constructed at the camp Halagne-one in Dalxiiska IDP camp. His days are filled with activities of repairing a […]

The Swedish Government Awards ADRA 68 Million Kronas to Improve WASH Services Delivery in Somalia

The Swedish government through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) awarded ADRA Somalia 68 million Swedish Krona (US$ 6.8 million) to implement a four-year WASH project in Somalia. The project termed Somalia WASH Service Delivery Improvement Program (SOWASDIP) is aimed at improved health and environmental conditions due to sustained access to WASH services contributing to reduced poverty and improved […]

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 […]