Working towards a just society

In the absence of government institutions and poor international humanitarian response, communities were unable to mobilize their resource and to initiate any form of educational program.
Overall objective of the project; To establish self-reliance and esteem to the drought and conflict affected children from IDP minority community in Belet-Hawa and Dolow districts by providing education services.The project  addressed the needs of 12, 903 persons from IDPs and vulnerable minorities who live in  Belet-Hawa District and Dollow districts in the villages of Burijabo, Caracase, Khadija Haji, Gadondhawe and Surgudud, Qurdubey, Gandobow, Dhusay respectively.
Ensuring the continuity of education to children from the minority and marginalized vulnerable communities who currently are affected by drought in the region is an important protection measure to keep children away from risks. This emergency education project aimed to provide physical and psychological protection for the emergency-affected children majority of them from Somalia Bantu community in Dolow and Belet-Hawa. This emergency education project was meant to protect children against exploitation, abduction, forced labor, child soldiering and other harmful violations through provision of quality, free and formal primary education and capacity building training for both primary teachers and community education committees. As duty bearers Nomadic Assistance for peace and Development (NAPAD) and other organizations in the humanitarian fraternity have the obligation to provide needed assistance to the emergency-affected communities and vulnerable minority groups. With the view of this NAPAD   partnered with NCA to jointly provide the necessary humanitarian assistance by creating emergency schools and hence improving access to education by children from IDPs and vulnerable minority groups living in remote areas of Dolow and Belet-Hawa districts. NAPAD beliefs that education support in these emergency hit areas is both life-saving and improving the quality of life, by creating stability and hope for the future. More importantly too, children will get the opportunity to get trauma counselling services to help in the healing process of the pains that many would have suffered as a result of the prevailing drought and recurring conflict. 

It is against this backdrop, that NCA Somalia has committed a funding in order to find solution to the perennial education problems prevailing in the target area.

Planned Activities.

•    Mobilize and sensitize communities of the 8 targeted IDP communities to increase enrolment and enhance their understanding in emergency education response and also and empower community education committees (CEC).
•    Provide teaching/education education materials to the 8 IDP schools.
•    Establish 40 new Community Education Committees in 8 new primary IDP schools.
•    Provide training to CECs and teachers on school management and professional development respectively
•    Provide counseling service on trauma and training on  peace building and conflict transformation to the school children and  teachers respectively
•    Pay incentives to 40 teachers of the target schools

Progress and Achievements

•    40 teachers trained on professional development, teaching methodology, peace building and conflict transformation.
•    40 CECS from the 8 schools trained on school management, peace building, and girl child education. 
•    Overall, community participation in the identification and planning of most of the Emergency education interventions was satisfactory in the two districts. Community participation and involvement in the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency education interventions was an important consideration which influenced the effectiveness and sustainability of the programme. Effective community participation and involvement increased community ownership and community contributions (both financial and in kind) and enhanced the sustainability of project outputs. The continuous sensitization and awareness of the community Education Committees enabled the communities to contribute generously towards the project.
•    1161 children enlightened on effects of drug abuse  and also received trauma counseling from their teachers