The project idea originated in Gedo Development of the Chairperson, SORASOD: in Gedo and Development’s meeting with the chairmen Beled-Hawa at the local Peace Conference in 2003. Gedo Development said then that Baled-Hawon area is urgently needed assistance to basic education as well as a new organization of the school building. It was noted that the similarity between the activities of the organization and began to discuss the development of the area and launched an e-mail correspondence for future co-operation further. E-mail correspondence has provided more information on the background, gender equality and the lack of poor families, children, and girls’ school enrollment, as minor.
There are only a few private schools, where poor children can not afford, because tuition fees are vital to the plane of high-level. Gedo SORASODin Development’s Board of Directors proposed to the Chairman of the project and later SORASODin they addressed the meeting and decided to go to support the project. Diaspora in Finland and other countries have been collected money and built gradually Waabari school. Action has been initiated with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has been the opportunity to Waaberi primary school pupils to take more than 420 7-10 year old students and nine staff, either a major area of development for the recruitment of nine persons, and so much studying the place is really important.
– Project’s second phase of the teachers are recruited and maintained school buildings and seeks to shape school supplies (such as books, desks). In addition, the project area infromoidaan parents, regional authorities and residents as well as religious leaders in the school safety and improve reliability. The project aims to ensure that the school place will be equal for all minority groups (eg girls, the poor), and environmental issues into account.
Achieved immediate objective.
Delivery of education in Balad hawa district. The project also considered poor children and school aged girls through equitable access to appropriate learning.
The project has supported stabilizing the local area by creating awareness against child militancy and gender disparity.
The project had taken part in unifying community by acting as a focal point for the community.
The school is seen as a valuable resource for community and they came together to discuss the issues involving the school in unity. Before the initiation of this project, the community did not come together, now the people are very grateful to the Finnish government, the organizers of the project and local implementing organizations for their commitments towards the development of their children and generally the community.
They feel that at long last there are people who have feelings for their long time sufferings.
The project has taken part in raising the living standard of the poor people in the project area, because we pay salaries to the following
b) School staffs.
c) Gedo Development members
d) Orphans and unprivileged children
Gedo development fund was our long time chosen local partner. Gedo development fund has about 20 local staff in Gedo region. The organization was able to do the project all the requirement and has capacity to do so. Gedo development fund managed the financial side of the project at the field level, locally as well as logistical co-ordination of the material order from the neighboring Kenya and also monitoring and supervision of the project implementation