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Name of Project: Somali Girls Education Promotion Project (SOMGEP)
Duration: Feb 2013-Nov 2016
The Somali Girls Education Promotion Project (SOMGEP) - Kobcinta Waxbarashada Gabdhaha in Somali – is an innovative project aimed at increasing access to education for some of Somalia’s most educationally disadvantaged children: rural (sedentary and nomadic) girls. The project aims to improve access to education, learning outcomes, quality of education and retention of 26,100 girls from some of the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized households in remote and rural areas of Toghdeer, Sool, Sanaag, Mudug and Galmudug regions in Somaliland, Puntland and Central Somalia. If the security improves in the south, the project will also be rolled out to Lower Juba. Selected communities districts are among the poorest in Northern Somalia and were chosen as they are highly marginalized, with high girls’ drop-out rates and low economic indicators. Particularly the contested areas of Sool/Sanaag are some of the poorest of Somalia. Additional criteria were our existing strong relationships with these communities and previous CARE and ADRA interventions.
The Strategic objective of the project is to increase the number of girls in rural areas of Somalia who access, receive and complete a quality primary and secondary education