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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.

15 May 2014 description

CISP’s work in Somalia is motivated by the positive changes in the lives of individuals; the women and girls, boys and men. Every day, CISP’s field project officers interact with these people; they witness their daily lives in schools, hospitals, water wells, streets and homes.

Communicating of the successes and lessons of CISP’s collaboration with communities as well as the needs identified, is a vital skill that project officers need to develop.

02 May 2014 description

Speaking to new mothers on newborn care and nutrition during a clinic session, Habibo is on the front line of the struggle to save mothers and infants lives in Somalia. For her, midwifery is a calling and she has been practicing the profession for more than 20 years. Currently she is the chief midwife at a Mother and Child Health (MCH) Centre supported by CISP in Mogadishu.

25 Mar 2014 description

Sameera* is part of the team of Research Assistants, working to identify the social norms that hamper protection in Somalia. With the experience gained while conducting the research to test the tools for the Social Norms project, Sameera exuded confidence when she set off to her designated district on 16th February 2014, for the baseline survey.

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.

03 Dec 2012 description

Malindi, 2 December 2012 – Malindi Music Festival for Children lived up to its expectations. The event held on Saturday 1 December was a combination of entertainment, information and social engagement. Artists like Eric Wainaina, Juliani, Nazizi and the Madca attracted thousands of people and used the platform to spread the message of peace.

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
30 Dec 2011 description

Since July 2011, CISP has been carrying out activities in support of primary healthcare at the Mother and Child Health Center (MCH) in Dhusamareeb funded by CHF. Until December 2011, the project, which will be completed in July 2012, has realized the following milestones:

  • 49 children have been delivered through the safe motherhood service;

  • 1719 cases of antenatal attendance have been recorded;

  • 5662 consultations have been recorded in the Out-Patient Department (478 men and 2537 women, 1318 boys and 1329 girls under the age of five);

25 Mar 2011 description

As part of its comprehensive program in support of agro pastoralist communities in Galgaduud and Mudug, in 2010 CISP (International Committee for the development of peoples) implemented water and sanitation projects with Emergency funds of UNOCHA and Italian Cooperation to respond to the urgent needs to access safe water for human and animal consumption.

Main activities in 2010