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Emergency Education Support in Gedo Region (Somalia)


Titre : Emergency Education Support in Gedo Region (Somalia)

Pays /Région : Somalie

Code projet : CHF-DMA-0489-354

Durée : 06-Feb-2013 // 14-Feb-2014

Like many other parts of south central zone, education in Gedo region has been facing a number of humanitarian crisis which have which have consequently impacted negatively on the progress and development efforts of the vulnerable population. Recurrent drought and food shortages leave the Gedo region aid‐dependent, with very limited employment and trade opportunities. Humanitarian access in the region remains challenging. According to the UNOCHA February 2012 Gedo fact sheet, There are currently 77,200 displaced people in the region. In 2011, displaced Somalis from Gedo accessed refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya due to the severe drought. Temporary IDP settlements established in Doolow to assist those transiting became permanent IDP centres. People returning from Ethiopia for the Deyr harvest and clan clashes have also increased pressure on the IDP population. According to an education mapping assessment conducted by NCA earlier this year, Dollow was identified as one of the regions that is undeserved in terms of education. There are only 11 schools serving the communities in Dollow, while about 9 villages were identified as totally undeserved. The existing schools have glaring gaps in terms of basic amenities and facilities that provide a conducive learning environment. Since schools also provide protection spaces for children from recruitment as soldiers and other armed groups inadequate learning spaces translate to children’s vulnerability to these dangers.

There are a number of schools that meet the education needs of the population in Dollow.NCA education mapping assessment conducted in Gedo this year found that there are11 schools in Dollow out of which only 8 receive support from different organizations.Accessibility to education for boys and girls is a challenge due to long distance and the fact that there are no schools in the targeted IDP camps which have an approximated total of 12,600 residents(information from NCA partner ASEP who recently implemented a project in the camps) among whom about 6300 are school going children.Girls in this school going category are about 40%.The existing schools are also located distance away from the IDP camps, making it difficult for both boys and girls to access education facilities in the camps.In most cases girls are most affected,since long distances exposes them to diverse dangers& mainly participate in IGA activities,hence limiting their participation and access to education.The project will focus on providing equal access to primary education for boys and girls in the camp which will include provision of gender friendly services.Further consultation with local authorities and community elders gave an indication out of the 6300 estimated children,3600 between ages 6-13 years require basic primary education which will be the project focus ;others are of post primary

Porteur du projet : NCA (Norwegian Church Aid)

Financement : Nations Unies

Contribution : 245,390.00 $

United Nations Development Group

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