SDA Building, 3rd Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya

+254 727 531255/ 733 687025

Increasing access to quality education services for vulnerable IDPs

The right to education is not being fully realized for girls and boys living in conflict-affected and fragile areas of Kismayu District. According to the
REACH Tri-Cluster Assessment for Kismayo, 92% of caregivers interviewed indicated that they do not send their children to school. There are over
40 IDP settlements in Kismayu town, the bulk of whom lack access to basic services including education. Other challenges faced by IDPs in
Kismayu include reliance on marginal and often unreliable livelihood strategies as well as poor living and sanitary conditions (ADRA needs
assessment, 2015). Sexual and gender based violence against girls is widespread, in all the IDP settlements; this was confirmed by ADRA’s
assessment conducted in early 2015 (attached). Also, the assessment indicated that there is a severe lack of adequate learning spaces and learning
materials. In the camps around Daxiilska IDP settlement (it consists of 22 camps in total), the camp managers interviewed indicated the need to
provide vital education services, since these are severely lacking. ADRA understands that in emergency situations like is the case currently in
Kismayu, girls and boys have different vulnerabilities and capacities and, therefore, different protection needs. ADRA also understands that
education can both be empowering and protective for girls and boys, and this intervention will therefore be designed to be protective for all children
affected by the crisis in Kismayu.

ADRA Somalia

SDA Building, 3rd Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya

by phone: +254 727 531255/ 733 687025

by e-mail: info@adrasom.org

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