SOMALIA: KIDS OF THE POOR SKIP SCHOOLING

Garowe, May 7, 2019

Monthly school fee starts from 15 US dollars per child. Do the math for a family having 5 kids. This is a country where most live much below the poverty line by local living standards.

The current public-private partnership in education sector is not addressing the serious issue of poor kids growing up without schooling. Charity organizations have neither the capacity nor the willingless to help out in the dire situation of poor families unable to send kids to school.

The issue is both moral and public obligation. What to do?

Historically, Somalia sent kids from poor families to schools for orphans. I see no reason why we can’t continue that tradition. Public-private partnership in education sector can too assign task-force to study options for meeting this challenge.

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Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: ismailwarsame@gmail.com

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