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02 Oct 2014 description

“My parents got me out of school a while ago I was in class three,” said 10-year-old Asha* who dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up.

Asha, is one of the 750 girls who were registered for scholarships from 35 schools in Gaalkacyo, Guri-Ceel, Mogadishu and Dhuusamarreeb. The girls are from primary and intermediate school levels.

21 Dec 2012 description

“If we are to create peace in our world we must begin with our children,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. This is what comes to mind when we look at the beaming faces of the children in the primary schools in Mogadishu during the peace activities that were carried out by CISP Somalia between 19th and 23rd November 2012. “We have never seen peace, but we can blossom like flowers in a land where there is peace,” whispered a shy little boy, showing how much these children long for the security and stability that peace brings.

21 May 2012 description

Looking At Schools As Community Safe Spaces Transmitting Life-Saving Information

Since 2008, the International Committee for the Development of People (CISP) has supported 32 Primary schools and 40 Koranic schools in four Districts within South Central Somalia. In 2011, CISP reached 48 Primary schools and 40 Koranic schools.

08 May 2012 description

In this issue

  • Primary education for 6,000 children in Mogadishu
  • “Fighting HIV in Somalia” – seven years of CISP’s intervention
  • “Keep your school cholera free” -­ Hygiene promotion campaign
  • Protective environment and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable children
  • Over 4,200 children treated for malnutrition in Central Somalia