More than three million children in Somalia are out of school.
For many children in Somalia, going to school is still a dream out of their reach
In many areas across the country, parents are not able to fund their children’s education.
In addition to poverty, safety concerns, social norms favouring boys’ education, and lack of teachers, particularly female teachers, and the low availability of sanitation facilities, stop parents from enrolling children, particularly girls, in school.
When children make it to school, they are rarely able to benefit from it entirely. Classrooms are often overcrowded, water and sanitation facilities are inadequate, and trained teachers and school books are hard to come by.
Children living with disabilities face even more challenges, and adolescent girls can rarely complete secondary education.