Access to quality primary education in Sheikh District of Somaliland

Our greatest aim with this project is to provide girls and boys in Sheikh District with access to quality primary education. We will furthermore advocate the focus on childrens rights in the local community and at district level

  • Where
    Sheikh, Somaliland
  • Focus area
    Education
  • Duration
    7 years
    January 2014 - December 2020
  • Economy
    Hempel Foundation: DKK 8.7 million
Prime partner: SOS Children’s Villages

Since 2014 the Hempel Foundation has worked with SOS Children’s Villages in the Sheikh District of Somaliland to improve learning outcomes and wellbeing of vulnerable girls and boys.

Between 2014 to 2017 the project improved access to primary education for approx 1,500 school children. Building on this achievement the project now aims to improve access to quality primary education for an additional 3,700 children between 2018 and 2020.  In addition to access, the project focuses on child rights, gender inequality, child protection, and consolidation of learning through mentorship.

Childrens rights is a substantial part of the education for both students and teachers

The overall objective is to provide girls and boys in Sheikh District with access to quality primary education. In addition to addressing hindrances in obtaining equal access to education, ensuring that more children are enrolled in school, and fewer drop out, the project also enables families to become economically self-sufficient and able to provide direct essential services and care for their children. At the community and district level the project will strengthen structures to advocate for the protection of child rights.