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Education system exhibits very low access opportunities and poor quality of education at all levels, with striking disparity between male and female enrollment rates, among administrative regions, and amongst various social and economic groups. Communities such as minorities, pastoralist and rural settlers, internally displaced people (IDPs), and returnees are highly marginalized by the system.
 

ADRA Somalia Strategic Objective: Increased Education opportunities for all relevant age-groups in Somalia and contribute to a thriving and peaceful Society

List of Education projects in 2017:

  1.  Strengthening Equity, Access and Quality of Education in Somalia (SEAQE)

Description

ADRA Somalia, through funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and ADRA Norway, recently began implementing an intervention aimed at strengthening equity, access and quality of education in Somalia. This programme will ensure that vulnerable children and youth, particularly girls and young women, those affected by conflict or rural/urban inequality, and those that are disabled, have access to relevant and inclusive education in Somalia.

The SEAQE programme work towards increased access, quality and equity in formal and non-formal education (NFE) within the targeted areas of Somalia. This project will focus on addressing a combination of supply and demand side constraints that underlie the large numbers of out-of-school children/youth. SEAQE will focus on getting all children and youth, no matter their needs, into appropriate formal and non-formal education systems and giving them improved and equitable learning opportunities. ADRA will have an integrated approach. For schools to be transformed into dynamic learning environments there need to be changes in the educational system as a whole, such as improving educational management, teaching skills, infrastructure and learning materials.

Objective

The Overall objective of the SEAQE program is to increase education opportunities for poor and marginalised children, youth, women and their families, contribute to thriving, peaceful societies in Somalia by the end of 2018

Direct Beneficiaries

 

Duration

March 2014 - March 2018

Location

Galmudug, Banadir, Middle shabelle, Lower shabelle, Lower Jubba

Budget

 

Donor

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Partners                     

ADRA Norway

  2.  ELMIDOON Enhanced Action (ELENA)   

Description

The ELMIDOON Enhanced Action (ELENA) programme aims to consolidate and improve existing education opportunities and provide additional public quality primary and secondary education opportunities in 11 regions of Somalia (Banadir, Galmudug, Mudug, Bay, Bakool, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Lower Jubba, Galgadud, Gedo and Hiraan). The Somalia Special Support Programme (SSSP) highlights education and governance as two important sectors. In light of this, the Action builds on the objectives of these two sectors with emphasis on education.

Objective

To deliver, in the most efficient and effective way, education and training which is relevant to the needs and priorities of the Somali people in the target regions. The successful implementation of this action would contribute to the alleviation of poverty, and the enhancement of peace, security and democracy in Somalia.

Direct Beneficiaries

 16,000 Learners

Duration

August 2015 - August 2017 (24 months)

Location

Priority to Banadir, Galmudug, Mudug, Bay, Bakool, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Lower Jubba, Galgadud, Gedo and Hiraan regions.

Budget

 Euros 6,300,000

Donor

European Union(EU)

Partners

 ADRA Germany, International Committee for the Development of the People (CISP, Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli), CfBT Education Trust, Save the Children International, Trócaire

  3.  Kobcinta Waxbarashada Gabdhaha - Somali Girls Education Promotion Programme (SOMGEP) - Transition

Description               

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 marginalised 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 marginalised, 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.

Objective

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 marginalised households in remote and rural areas of Somalia

Direct Beneficiaries

 

Duration

April 2017 – March 2020 (36 months)

Location

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.

Budget

 

Donor

Department for International Development (DFID)

Partners

ADRA-UK, CARE, HAVOYOKO, CLHE, SVO, TASS, DAN, RAHMO, (WASDA), Women’s network orgs (WAWA, Nagaad)

 

 

  4.  Waxbarashadu Waa Iftiin II - Education is light

Description

 

This project will consolidate and expand the gains achieved through Waxbarashadu Waa Iftiin 1. Waxbarashadu Waa Iftiin 2 has been formulated through extensive dialogue between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoE&HE), consortium partners and the European Union (EU). This objective was set together with the EU and contributes to overarching EU strategy in which strengthened education plays a fundamental role in poverty alleviation, peace and security. This will be achieved through a strategic, sector wide programme that holistically addresses the key constraints that face Puntland learners in accessing quality educational services.

Objective

Education and training services, responsive to the priority requirements of the Somali population, efficiently and equitably delivered

The specific objective will be achieved through the delivery of the three results described below. Building on the achievements of Waxbarashadu Waa Iftiin 1, these results focus on delivering expanded and enhanced services across the following education sub-sectors: Basic Education (BE), Secondary Education (SE), Non Formal Education (NFE), Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Higher Education(HE), and strengthening institutional capacity of the MoE&HE at central and decentralised levels along with capacity development of TVET institutions and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs).

Direct Beneficiaries

 

Duration

 

Location

Puntland, all regions

Budget

 

Donor

European Union(EU)

Partners

CARE,

 

 

  5.  Educate Girls, End Poverty (EGEP) - Transition

Description                                      

The Educate Girls, End Poverty project’s purpose is to enrol more girls in school, inspire them to stay in school, and make sure they graduate school with the knowledge that enables them to break the cycle of poverty. Our project will benefit 27,750 marginalized girls, aged 6 to 19, who hail from urban poor, rural and internally displaced (IDP) populations. The project will work within primary, secondary, vocational, non-traditional schools and family life education centers.

Objective

To change the minds of communities, families, and boys and girls alike about the value of a girl’s education, and in this way, will get more girls into school.

To change the lives of girls by making resources available, such as scholarships, good teachers, learning aids, mentors, vocational training, and psycho-social outlets that will allow them to achieve better learning outcomes.

To change the policy toward girls’ education, achieving inclusivity, sustainability, and results beyond the project life.

Direct Beneficiaries

12,000

new girls who would otherwise be out of school and likely illiterate into adulthood, will begin the process of receiving education

15,000

currently enrolled girls will stay in school, whereas without this intervention, it is estimated that 69% would drop out 

750

vulnerable, orphaned, or disabled girls will be reintegrated into mainstream society

Duration

 May 2017 to March 2020

Location

 Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia

Budget

 GBP 3,000,000

Donor

DFID

Partners

Relief International – UK (RI) Project Lead. Overall coordinator of the consortium, and overseer of the monitoring and evaluation system.

Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali (GRT) Implementer of psychosocial support activities for girls.

 

 

 

 

 

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