Renovation of schools and training of teachers in Somaliland

The project will renovate four run-down primary schools and provide them with new teaching and learning materials

Somaliland is situated in the north-western part of Somalia and the estimated number of inhabitants is 3.5 million. The political and socio-economic situation in Somaliland is characterised by the post-conflict recovery from the civil war in which Somaliland seceded from the rest of Somalia.

Somaliland’s primary education sector is characterized by the post-conflict recovery situation in the country. In the Sheikh District, where the project is placed, this translates to run-down buildings and classrooms that have not been maintained for decades, teachers who are unqualified and have low pedagogical skills. The school management is untrained or under-qualified and there is little ownership, support and involvement of parents, students and teachers in the schools. Girls are underrepresented in schools.

The project will renovate four run-down primary schools in the Sheik district and provide them with new teaching and learning materials. A girl’s school, which is in a very bad an unsafe condition, will be moved to another location and rebuild. Teachers will be formally trained to become teachers and the school management will receive training in management skills.

The project will benefit 1,518 children and 43 teachers.