Emergency in Education Project in Kismayo district, Lower Jubba Region
UNICEF and SFS have partnership agreement to support and provide educational services to out of school children from marginalized families in Kismayo district, Lower Juba region of Central South Zone Somalia to have access to equitable quality education through Education in Emergency funded project.
Activities stipulated in the original PCA include conduct advocacy, social mobilisation and sensitization campaigns, provide monthly teacher incentives to 25 teachers, training of 25 teachers on pedagogic skills, training of CEC members, construction of 16 TLS classrooms, construction of 4 twin latrines, provision of classrooms furniture, construction of 4 hand-washing facilities, Supply water to 4 schools, technical support and supervision of construction engineer, distribution of Education Supplies, establishment and training of Child to Child (CtC).
This unbelievable realities, facts and figures do speaks loudly, 86 IDPs camps are in Kismayo, which hosts’ 7816 households/families when you multiple by 6 per family brings 46, 896 IDPs in Kismayo in which, 10,786 are school age children who do not have access to education. Only NRC and ADRA provide education opportunities 500 and 410 children, out of the 10,786 school age children who dare to be educated. In summary, only 8.4% of the school age children do have access to education. Whereby 91.6% of the school age children in the IDP camps in Kismayo do not have access to education. One may wonder, what happen to existed schools, why they are not taking their share to accommodate IDP school age children? Again, please consider the following realities, facts and figures educators in Kismayo do struggle daily. The city has an estimated local population of 183,300 people whereby 42159 are school-aged children. Hence, the numbers of schools in Kismayo are only 16 schools and largest school has 15 classrooms that could host only 40 students per class. In short, existing is schools are already under pressure and teachers are under paid.
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency
- Books For Africa
- Counterpart International
- Diakonia, Sweden
- Education Development Center
- International Labour Organization
- National Endowment for Democracy
- State of Minnesota Department of Human Services
- UN Political Office for Somalia
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- United Nations Population Fund
- World Movement for Democracy