Mogadishu, 30 July, 2022 / 6:51 pm (ACI Africa).
More than 5,500 learners at primary and secondary levels in Somalia schools are benefiting from an education program, which the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire is spearheading.
In a Wednesday, July 27 report, Trócaire officials say that the drought in the horn of African country is having a catastrophic effect on formal education and that majority of learners have dropped out to fend for their respective families.
“Trócaire is working in Somalia to ensure that as many children as possible have the same opportunities for education,” officials of the Irish charity say, and add, “Over twenty schools have been renovated by Trócaire, benefiting over 5,546 students at both primary and secondary level.”
They say that the support to boost the formal education program include the construction of “new classrooms, provision of learning materials, dignity kits for the girls, monthly teacher incentives, new toilets and handwashing facilities and restored water systems.”
In the July 27 report, Trócaire officials rejoice in the fact that education is going on uninterrupted because of the structures that safeguard learners from the harsh weather conditions that are as a result of the prolonged drought in Somalia.